You and your children should both be seeing the dentist twice a year. Wondering why it matters, particularly for your little ones? Here are 8 reasons why you should see Dr. Brock for twice-yearly appointments at Big Picture Pediatric Dentistry.
Cavities are the most common oral health problem in kids. 42% of kids aged 2-11 get cavities in their baby teeth, and about 21% of kids aged 2-11 get cavities in their adult teeth. But with regular checkups from the dentist, Dr. Brock can catch cavities early and prevent them from getting worse.
Gum disease is not that common in kids, but it can still happen if your little one isn’t taking proper care of their gums and teeth. Our team will identify any areas of concern and discuss how you can keep your child’s gums healthy.
X-rays are usually taken yearly, and they let Dr. Brock identify problems with your child’s teeth and gums that may not be visible with a visual exam alone.
Your child’s mouth will change a lot as they grow and age, and in some cases, they may have problems with their baby teeth and adult teeth as they erupt. If we identify these issues early, it’s easier to use orthodontics and other treatments to correct their smile.
Most dental insurance plans cover 100% of the cost of twice-yearly dental visits. And, even if you don’t have insurance, preventive care can prevent the need for fillings and other costly treatments, preserving your child’s smile and saving you money.
Your child’s twice-yearly appointments will let our team clean and polish their teeth to remove tartar buildup, preventing stains and keeping their smiles bright and beautiful.
Preventive care like fluoride treatments and dental sealants can help prevent cavity formation, are non-invasive, and may be recommended if your child is susceptible to cavities. They also are usually fully or mostly covered by dental insurance plans for kids.
Perhaps most importantly, seeing the same dentist twice a year as your child ages helps them become more familiar with dentistry, build a real relationship with our dental team, and become more comfortable with dental care. They will also learn more about proper oral hygiene and the importance of dentistry, and this will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
At Big Picture Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Jason Brock has years of experience treating kids of all ages. At our comfortable, fun, and family-friendly office, we’re standing by to give your child the preventive care they need. Contact us online or give us a call at (281) 461-7470 to schedule an appointment and get started now.