Children need to learn proper oral care at an early age, and it’s up to their parents to encourage correct behaviors. Remember, your child should visit Dr. Van Wicklen around age one to assess for developmental teeth problems and learn good oral habits.
Children’s Dental Care
Baby teeth fall out, so what’s the point of protecting them? Tooth decay can cause teeth to rot and fall out too early. This leaves holes that the surrounding teeth will drift into, making it difficult for permanent teeth to grow in properly. Visiting the dentist at an early age will provide your children with a good habit of regular checkups and cleanings. Dr. Van Wicklen can show you and your child how to take care of young mouths. You should also lead by example and show your kids how to brush. They can follow what you do and feel like big kids for doing it themselves.