The holiday season is upon us once more, and the Christmas school holidays are just around the corner. This means it is the perfect time to bring your children in for their dental check-ups. Even if your child has not been complaining of issues and their teeth look fine it is still vital to bring them in for regular check-ups for several reasons.
3 Reasons to Bring Your Child to the Dentist This Christmas
- Dental problems arise quickly in children
And just because their last check-up was all clear does not mean everything's still fine. Even a very small hole in a child’s tooth will become extremely painful very quickly because the nerve is relatively larger and closer to the surface than an adult tooth. Your dentist will be able to identify potential holes and fix them before your child has to suffer the pain of an abscess.
- The earlier a problem is identified the more easily it can be remedied
Baby teeth act as placeholders for their adult replacements and early loss of baby teeth can lead to crowding of the mouth and which can cause adult teeth to become impacted when they erupt. This can turn into a very costly problem involving complicated orthodontics, however, if caught early the solution is much simpler. This extends to most problems with tooth development, and orthodontic treatments are often much simpler, cheaper and more effective when they are started earlier in development.
- Keep a regular schedule of check-ups
This gets your child familiar with going to the dentist. Many people have a phobia of the dentist and this is usually developed due to major procedures that are easily avoided with regular check-ups.
Prevention is better than cure
You can easily avoid getting fillings by keeping on top of their oral hygiene and taking them for regular dental check-ups.
So, it is very clear why dental check-ups are so important, and this time of year is perfect for seeing to your children’s dental health. For one thing, during the holidays there is no school to schedule around. This is also a good time to use up any remaining private health insurance allowances before they expire at the end of the year.
We do bulk-bill under the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme, and we offer no gap preventative treatments for those covered by private health insurance which can be used for check-ups, x-rays and cleans, so bringing your child in will not eat into the Christmas fund, and their teeth will be ready for all the delicious treats of the Christmas season.
Contact us now to book your child’s dental check-up.