Early dental care sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles

It is critical to start taking your child to the dentist as early as possible. This will ensure that they get the best possible care and that any problems are caught early. A family dentist such as Dr. Adam Shroyer in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, can provide the necessary care for your child–and yourself! He is dedicated to providing early dental care for children, including educating parents on what to expect during their child’s first dental visit and how to ensure early infant oral care and health.

Steps to early childhood oral health and wellness

  • Find a dentist that treats children. The first step is to find a pediatric dentist who provides early dental care for children. Once you have found a few options, you can research each one to find the best fit for your family. You can read personal reviews online or ask friends and family for recommendations. Many in the area of Mt. Pleasant will gladly recommend Shroyer Family Dental for those looking for a dentist who takes both children and adults.
  • Schedule a visit. Once you have found schedule an appointment, Dr Shroyer will check your child’s teeth and gums for any problems. They will also ask about your dental and medical history, as well as the child’s, to get a good idea of any increased risk of dental problems that may occur. After the initial examination, the dentist will develop a treatment plan specific to your child’s needs.
  • Make sure to keep up with regular appointments. After the initial visit, take your child back for regular check-ups and cleanings. This will help to ensure that any problems are caught early and that your child’s teeth remain healthy. At Shroyer Family Dental, we recommend that children come in for a cleaning and examination every six months.
  • Encourage good oral hygiene habits at home. In addition to attending regular dental visits, it is critical to encourage proper hygiene habits between dental visits. This includes correctly brushing your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and flossing once daily.

Learn more today!

Call (319) 385-4680 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shroyer today.