The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

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It’s normal to wonder whether or not your kids need to see a pediatric dentist. After all, if their teeth are just going to fall out until they need braces, why bother with a dentist in the first place?

Well, the most important thing a dentist can do for your kids is to help them establish oral health habits early on in life. This ensures that you’ll deal with fewer cavities as your kids get older. That translates to saving a ton of money, too.

But to help your kids learn the importance of early-in-life dentistry, consider the following tips.

Focus on the rewards
One of the best things you can do to help your kids look forward to a dental office visit is to focus on the rewards they earn after going. Whether it’s a prize or toy from the doctor’s office, or you take them out for a special treat afterward, having a positive incentive after the appointment helps out tremendously when motivating kids to enjoy the dentist.

Talk to them about oral health
If your kids are old enough, talk to them about why it’s important to brush, floss, and visit Dr. Trace Lund and Dr. Kevin Markham at Provo Pediatric Dentistry in Provo, Utah. Preventing cavities and keeping a mouth healthy is something a lot of kids – even young ones – can understand.

Be an example
Lastly, make sure that you practice what you preach. If your kids see you taking care of your teeth – and visiting the dentist yourself – they’re much more likely to enjoy their time in the office.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 801-373-4200.