Your child’s dental health is an integral part of your child’s well-being. This is why it is always a good idea to visit a dentist for children once every six months if your child is over 10 years of age, and once a year for younger children. In fact, the AAPD recommends that kids and teens see a pediatric dentist every six months for regular checkups including an exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment, and occasional x-rays to prevent cavities and other problems.
Of course, there may also be situations that would need checkups in between. The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools warns that 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illness.
So, how do you know that it’s time to visit a dentist for children?
Here are some signs to watch out for.