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Children’s Dentistry FAQs

children's dentistry FAQsYou know the importance of regular visits to the pediatrician. Children should also become acquainted with the dentist at an early age, but many parents are unsure when a child should begin regular dental visits, how frequent they ought to be, and what to expect. With these concerns (and others) in mind, we at Chesterfield Family Dental in Springfield, MO, have assembled these children’s dentistry FAQs.

When Should My Child First See the Dentist?

You should schedule a checkup for your child after the first baby tooth erupts, or at the age of one, whichever comes first.

What Happens During the First Visit?

Dr. Buzbee wants a brief visit with your child, and it will consist mostly of just getting to know him or her. He will check the teeth to make sure they are coming in correctly, and also examine the jaw and gums for any irregularities. The main goal is to make sure your child is comfortable with the dentist, and to answer any questions you may have.

Should I Do Anything Special in the Way of Preparation?

If you are nervous about the first visit, try not to communicate your fear to your child. You might pull up our website, and show the child pictures of the staff and the office. Tell him or her that healthy teeth and gums are important, and that they will be meeting some new friends who are going to help make sure they stay healthy.

How Often Should We Visit the Dentist?

Every six months is the standard, assuming that no issues are identified that might require more frequent appointments.

Do I Really Have to Worry About Baby Teeth?

Baby teeth are not permanent, but they do set the stage for proper development of the permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely, the adjacent teeth could begin to crowd in, and this can cause misplacement of the permanent teeth. Also, baby teeth need to be properly cared for so that your child can bite and chew properly.

What Should I Do for My Child’s Oral Health at Home?

Even before the baby teeth come in, you should clean your child’s gums with a soft, damp cloth. Once the teeth appear, you can begin using a small brush with soft bristles. Use a small amount of low-fluoride toothpaste, and make sure your child rinses and spits post-brushing.

Contact Our Dentist for Children’s Dentistry in Springfield

We hope these children’s dentistry FAQs have been helpful. To schedule an examination for your child, contact Chesterfield Family Dental in Springfield, MO at 417-888-0771. To learn more about children’s dentistry, read our overview and about the benefits of children’s dentistry.

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I am always excited to go to the dentist now that I go to Chesterfield Family Dental. They always answer any questions I have and are so friendly and nice. I am always so comfortable here, which is saying alot because I have peridontal disease and the treatment for it doesn't always feel so great, but when Im here, the hygenist makes me forget all about it!
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The staff is so warm and welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. Even though my son is a bit apprehensive about going to the dentist since he had to have four teeth pulled in the past, he is still always happy to see them. Dr. Buzbee and his staff are so great and patient with him. He leaves with a smile on his face and no cavities!
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Dr. Roger D. Buzbee

Dr. Roger D. Buzbee graduated from University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He began in private practice as a Springfield dentist in 1988. In 2000 he began attending the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Studies (LVI), where he became a full mouth graduate.

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