Children should be getting oral x-rays by the time he/she is between 4 and 6 years old. These x-rays can determine how the child's teeth are coming in, the size and position of the teeth in the gums, prepare for any future dental or orthodontic treatments, and identify cavities. One recent study found that 40% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 have cavities. That's up 10% in the last decade! It is important that parents get their children checked for cavities, as well as many other things that x-rays can detect, to promote healthy mouths for their children.
In conclusion, a child's oral health is very important for their growth. It is crucial that regular brushing, flossing, cleanings, and exams take place early in your child's life. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule your child's next or even first dental exam, call us today at 618-656-0608.
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Thanks so much for following along with this series. I hope you learned some new information to take back into your home! New series coming in May!