How often should your child receive a dental check-up at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington?
You’ve probably heard that most people need a dental check-up every six months. This is a good schedule for children as well. In some cases, however, a person should see a dentist more frequently.
Know The Risk Factors For More Frequent Dental Visits
Many conditions increase the risk of decay or tooth injury for young kids and teenagers. The following factors may necessitate visiting the dentist more often:
- High sugar intake
- A mother with severe tooth decay
- Poor oral hygiene
- Baby teeth that come in early
- Severely crooked teeth
- Limited exposure to fluoride
- Bite problems (an underbite, overbite, or crossbite)
- Medical conditions that influence oral health
At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington we take good care of every member of the family. People come to our office from Mansfield and Grand Prairie for family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!