Choose Services You Might Want in the Future
Apart from family dentists who don’t actually see children, not all family dentists will offer the same services to children.
All family dentists should perform dental cleanings and exams, fillings and other restorative dentistry, and periodontics. However, not all family dentists will offer orthodontics.
Still fewer family dentists will offer orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT). OMT can provide several benefits for your child. It can help you identify and treat developmental problems of the jaw. It can serve as a minimally invasive early interceptive orthodontics, helping to ensure teeth grow straight. OMT can even help ensure proper development of the airway and avoid problems like overbite and receding chin.
When choosing your family dentist early, you can peruse these services at your leisure and figure out which matter to you, rather than having to make a decision under the pressure of time, which might cause you to neglect services you will want later.