Keep your child's mouth healthy
Pediatric Dental Cleanings In Marshfield
At Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Julie Hantson specializes in preventive care, and six-month teeth cleanings and oral exams are absolutely essential for keeping your child’s mouth healthy. Contact us now to schedule a six-month visit for your little one today, or learn more about the process below.
The importance of
6-month teeth cleanings for kids
Six-month dental visits are important for patients of all ages, but are particularly important for kids. This is because their teeth change dramatically as they grow. Between the ages of 1-3, your child’s baby teeth will all come in, and between the ages of 6-12, their baby teeth will fall out as their permanent teeth come in.
Their jaws and other parts of their mouth and face will change a lot as they grow, too. Seeing a dentist regularly as your child grows ensures their teeth are developing properly and gives you peace of mind.
It also helps you fight back against cavities, which are common in kids of all ages. Routine visits help you prevent cavities and catch them early if they do form, which saves you time and money.
when should my child
see the dentist for the first time?
The current recommendation from the AAPD is that kids see the dentist for the first time when they’re 1 year old or whenever their first tooth comes out, and that’s what we recommend at Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry, too. Why so early? There are a few reasons.
First, it lets your dentist track your child’s oral health as they grow, and learn more about the unique oral health challenges facing your little one. But more importantly, your child will become more familiar with the process of seeing the dentist, and they’ll be less likely to feel anxious about dentistry in the future. During their routine childhood visits, your child will also learn more about the importance of dentistry, how to care for their mouths, and how to maintain good oral hygiene.
But of course, if your child is a bit older, it’s definitely not too late to make sure they get the routine dental care they need. The sooner your child starts seeing the dentist, the better! Contact Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry to schedule a consultation today.
How we make your child comfortable
during their teeth cleanings
It starts with our waiting room! Our room has fun decor and tons of toys for kids to play with, as well as an iPad station where they can watch videos. We also have TVs with Netflix so that your kids can watch their favorite shows and content during their treatment.
We also offer a fun, playful atmosphere. Dr. Julie Hantson and our dental team and office team all love kids, and we do our best to keep your little ones at ease while they get the dental care they need.
In addition to this, we offer sedation for kids who are especially nervous. Dr. Julie typically recommends sedation for treatments like fillings or crowns, but if you think that your child could benefit from sedation during their teeth cleaning, just let us know so that we can discuss your options.