Regardless of your age or stage in life, all patients benefit from attending regularly scheduled dental cleanings with a dentist. Children’s teeth are particularly susceptible to damage and decay, as they are still developing. Many people wonder why it is important or necessary to tend to their child’s baby teeth, since they aren’t permanent. The reality is that it is incredibly important that you care for your child’s growing teeth.
Although they aren’t permanent, children’s baby teeth play an important role in the development of their overall oral health. At Herndon Smile Design, we frequently work with patients to help them better understand the benefits of maintaining their child’s teeth. Primary teeth are helpful in promoting the proper development of speech. Fully functional teeth can improve chewing and good digestion. Children with healthier primary teeth often have straighter smiles, because the primary teeth are the placeholder for adult teeth. Your child can also be able to enjoy the comfort and peace of mind of having excellent oral health.
Just like our adult patients, we recommend that children attend regularly scheduled dental cleanings at Herndon Smile Design. Dr. Amirreza Rafaat and our team will be able to clean your child’s teeth, removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. We also will floss and polish the teeth during this appointment so the smile is healthy and fresh. During these regularly scheduled appointments, our dentist and team can check your child’s teeth for signs of decay and damage so we can take care of any issues before they become serious.
If your child needs a dental cleaning and exam in Herndon, Virginia, set up your appointment with our team at 703-464-0000. We look forward to helping your child to create a healthier smile.