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Should I Wait for a Dentist to Recommend Seeing an Orthodontist?

Posted on 11/23/2020 by Dr. Seth Senestraro
Should I Wait for a Dentist to Recommend Seeing an Orthodontist?Overall health and well-being should be your primary focus in life and while some people believe that they shouldn't visit a dentist unless their children have a dental problem, our experts recommend getting your child's teeth checked just as often as yours. While an orthodontist is recommended to rectify and treat dental problems in children, you can always bring them to us for a checkup as a preventive measure or just to check on their overall dental health.

Importance Of Getting Children's Teeth Checked

Children go through various oral changes and parents often believe that till their baby teeth don't fall out, there is no real need to visit a dentist or an orthodontist. Sometimes, parents avoid taking their child to an orthodontist even when their child complains of a toothache.

Sometimes, even when the baby tooth gets loose, children go through an uncomfortable phase where chewing food would become difficult because of the loose tooth. If a child is suffering from a loose or stubborn tooth, it's best to bring them to us so we can just take it out and provide them with some relief.

The reason it's important to take out loose teeth that don't fall out on time is that it's a great way to avoid crooked and overlapping teeth. When a loose tooth refuses to fall out and the permanent tooth already starts growing, it moves in a different direction than it supposed to and all the teeth go haywire. This means having to take them to an orthodontist to get the teeth aligned. This is something that could be avoided by visiting us and getting the loose tooth extracted on time.

Even if your child has no complaints with their teeth, it's always better to let us have a look because if we notice even a small dental problem we can rectify it on time and help maintain better overall dental health for your child. You can get in touch with our experts to learn more about the dental health of your child.
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5216 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206


17457 SW Parkway Court, Ste 155
Sherwood, OR 97140


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Wilsonville, OR 97070


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Tualatin, OR 97062


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