Is everyone in your family getting the dental care they need? We all know the importance of routine dental care, but you may not know that it can vary depending on age. Having a dentist that can cover the needs of everyone in your home is essential. The health of your mouth can have a significant impact on your overall wellbeing. At Annapolis Dental we’re experienced in the dental needs of every age group. Today we’ll share some of the differences in each age groups needs, that way you’ll have a better understanding of why having the right dentist is essential for your family’s health.
Babies and Toddlers
Did you know that babies can get cavities? The pain of teething is more than enough for one tiny mouth to bear, adding the pain of a cavity on top of that is a recipe for disaster. Starting after your child’s first birthday, you should begin to schedule routine checkups for every six months. Not only will this help imprint the importance of dental health early, but it will ensure they’re never in any unnecessary dental pain.
Getting kids to be active with their dental hygiene is never an easy task. Once they hit the age of six, the adult teeth begin to come in and to practice good dental hygiene is more important than ever. To help ensure that they’re brushing correctly and to reinforce good habits, it’s essential to have regular checkups and cleanings.
During the pre-teen and teenage years many kids will need to start the process of braces. Regardless of whether or not braces are required, regular cleanings are necessary. While most teens have developed better cleaning habits by this age, some will still be in desperate need of a deep clean at their six-month check-ups.
As an adult, the health of your mouth can become more critical than ever. Not only are you more at risk for cavities and enamel wear-down, but you also have a higher chance of issues like gingivitis, periodontal disease and a loss of bone density.
Lack of appropriate dental care is one of the many health issues that older citizens across the globe face. About one in every four people over the age of 60 no longer have their natural teeth. With these issues in mind, making sure that you and your older loved ones receive proper dental care is essential.
KEEP YOUR MOUTH HAPPY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!
Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!