Why is children’s dental care important?

While many individuals do not start making dental visits a regular practice until they are adults, there are a number of reasons to get your child to the dentist when they are young. Along with taking your child to the dentist six months to a year after their first tooth comes in, it is also vital to teach your child proper dental health practices. By ensuring that your child knows how to correctly take care of his or her teeth, you can decrease the chances of tooth decay and cavities. Some of the most important dental practices a parent can teach their child include:

  • How to brush properly
  • How often to brush
  • Flossing techniques
  • Healthy eating habits

Oral and dental health starts long before an individual reaches adulthood. At the offices of Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S., we offer expert dental care for both children and adults. To schedule a consultation or learn more about our services, call our offices at (512) 259-3365 today.