Did you know that in 1,800 BC, the Code of Hammurabi listed dental extraction as a form of punishment for those who disobeyed the law? Today, visiting the dentist does not have to be painful. In fact, if you are a child, visiting the dentist can even be fun. Most offices that specialize in child dental care offer books and toys to play with, as well as friendly dentists. Here are three things you should know about child dental care.
1. Cleaning and Check Up
Most dentists recommend that children visit once or twice a year. During this check up, there will be an examination of not only the teeth, but the bite and gums as well in order to monitor ongoing development as the child grows. Gentle cleanings will usually occur, in which case the teeth are polished and the dentist will remove plaque and tartar