How Often Should My Kids See The Dentist
By Dental Associates of Shelton
December 29, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

When searching for a family dentist in Shelton, CT, you want one who will treat you like a member of his or her own. Dr. Michael Caserta and Dr. Adrian Basu of Dental Associates of Shelton are committed to providing a positive experience for patients from infancy to adulthood. Our family dentist in Shelton, CT, may recommend pediatric dental treatments to patients as little as one year old to prevent tooth decay or save and repair your child's teeth when necessary. Please call our office to discuss what options might be best.

How Often Should My Kids See The Dentist

Children should begin seeing a dentist at the age of one or as soon as the first tooth appears. Doing so can establish a solid foundation for oral care throughout their lifetime. You may wonder why it's necessary to start assessing their mouth this early. But it's valuable to address oral habits such as finger or thumb-sucking, which can negatively impact tooth position. Visiting a dentist twice a year is a good rule of thumb, but like models for most things, one size doesn't fit all. For children (and adults), the amount of dental visits required depends on your oral hygiene, habits, and health. If you're prone to cavities, periodontal disease, or lack oral care habits, Dr. Caserta and Dr. Basu may request to see you a bit more frequently.

Our family dentist in Shelton, CT, considers it a pleasure to rid adults and children in the community of oral diseases and create beautiful smiles. When visiting Dental Associates of Shelton, Dr. Michael Caserta, and Dr. Adrian Basu focus on the unique needs of every patient, regardless of age. If your child plays sports, we offer custom mouth-guards to protect their teeth from injury, or if teeth require straightening, both dentists can answer any orthodontic questions or concerns you (or your child) may have. Please call (203) 924-4115 to schedule an appointment with our Shelton, CT, family dentist.