There are many things you can do at home to help care for your child’s teeth—help them brush and floss their teeth everyday, make sure they’re eating a healthy diet that’s good for their health and teeth and recognize when it’s time to take them to the dentist. While your child needs to be seeing a dentist every six months for their regular dental checkup and cleanings, there may be times when you need to take him/her to the dentist in addition to those visits. Here are a few possible scenarios:
- Bleeding gums (gum disease)
- Chronic pain
- Canker sores
- Dry mouth
- Receding gums
- Dental emergencies (knocked-out or broken tooth)
You’ll find these listed in the infographic below, along with helpful tips for your kids dental care and what you can expect to pay for each stage of their dental needs.
If you’d like to know more about caring for your child’s teeth, see our Mom’s Guide to Caring for Little Teeth, where we go through how to take care of children’s teeth from the time they’re a newborn until they’re a teenager.
Additionally, if you would like to know more about Discount Dental Plans—as mentioned in the infographic above—and what they can save you at the dentist, see our fee schedule. It shows each dental procedure, what you would typically pay at the dentist without dental insurance for that procedure and what you would pay using one of our discount dental plans. These plans can save you a significant amount at the dentist, making your dental care affordable. We even provide a slight discount (20%) on some cosmetic procedures. See our fee schedule for more information on your savings.
Did you find this infographic helpful? How do you think you can begin budgeting accordingly so your child has the best dental care they need at every stage of life?