Dentists and kids: What parents should know
Parents always want the best for their children. Part of being a good parent is feeding the children with healthy foods, ensuring that they grow and learn skills appropriate for their age, and keeping them from all forms of harm. Also included in one of the things that parents must keep a close eye on is their child’s oral health.
Dr. Kami Hoss, the co-founder of The Super Dentists, says that it’s ideal for parents to bring their child to the dentist after their first birthday. But in general, waiting until the second or third birthday is still okay. Waiting too long may be a challenge for all parties as the child will have developed cavities by then, making their first visit a painful one.
It’s a common thought that since baby teeth fall out, it’s okay not to care for them. This principle is wrong and must be corrected. Underneath the baby teeth, permanent teeth are developing. A dentist needs to check and see if the development of the permanent teeth is normal. Bringing a child to a pediatric dentist such as Dr. Kami Hoss can make the appointment a fun and calm one. The last thing a parent wants is for their child to develop a fear of dentists.
Pediatric dentists know about the latest methods in treating children and can do various sedation procedures. Parents can leave their worries behind as pediatric dentists are qualified to treat children with special needs, which includes kids with physical and mental challenges.
Dr. Kami Hoss is a sought-after author, consultant, inventor, and speaker in the fields of dentistry and business. He co-founded The Super Dentists with his business partner and wife, Dr. Nazil Keri. For more updates, subscribe to this page.