A child’s teeth are more fragile than those of an adult, and decay can progress more quickly (this is explained more in the next FAQ). Children’s teeth and jaws also undergo more rapid changes than adults’ and require frequent monitoring to help ensure healthy teeth and proper function for adulthood.
The other advantage of regular visits with children is to establish a “no fear” environment for them. With regular a-traumatic visits to the dentist, the child becomes more at ease with the dental office. This also provides us with opportunities to introduce the various instruments that would be used later if work was ever needed for the child, making that visit easier for the child.