A small child cleans children's teeth with a toothbrush.It goes without saying that your oral health is among the most important aspect of your smile. After all, without healthy structures, appearance, function, and more would suffer significantly. Because of this, it is imperative we take the time to practice an effective dental care routine to achieve a healthy smile for life. In today’s blog, your Silver City, NM dentist takes a look at the benefits of starting preventive care early and how our team can help.

Getting Your Family Excited About Oral Health

Whether you are aware of it or not, our smiles are constantly on the frontline defending themselves from a myriad of threats and concerns. Indeed, issues such as dental decay, infection, and much more are constantly wreaking havoc, hoping to get through our line of defense and cause destruction. Because of this, our team recommends starting your family on a preventive routine as early as possible.

Indeed, we recommend bringing in your children for their first preventive dental visit by either the age of one or by the sight of their first tooth, whichever comes first. This appointment is mainly intended to help familiarize your family with our team and environment, that way future visits are calmer and more relaxed.

When your child reaches the age of three, we recommend bringing him or her in more routinely for checkups and cleanings. This means scheduling visits at least once every six months in order to properly monitor smile development, as well as ensure minor concerns do not develop into major ones. For more information about this process, reach out to our team today.

Why We Start Early

Younger smiles need just as much attention as adult smiles, if not more. Indeed, tiny grins face just as many concerns as bigger ones, in addition to the fact that they are still developing. Because of this, the sooner your family starts, the better.

Getting your child excited about his or her oral health includes teaching them the proper ways to brush and floss. What’s more? Children tend to mimic their parents’ or guardians’ behavior, so taking care to properly care for your smile can significantly help care for your little’s. For more information about this process, reach out to our team today.

Treatment for Added Strength

Another way in which children’s dentistry differs from adults is that since they are still developing, they could sometimes use a bit of help. Our team can provide dental sealants or fluoride treatments in order to reinforce your children’s strength and also provide added protection from harm.

Schedule Your Family Appointment

Contact Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM by calling 575-534-3699 to schedule your family’s appointment with our team today, or to learn more about steps you can take.