During a regular dental visit, the dentist or dental hygienist will clean your child's teeth professionally. This cleaning process is the same for both baby and adult teeth. It involves removing tartar buildup by scaling, professionally flossing, and polishing the teeth.
The dentist will check your child's teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw for issues like gum disease, cavities, mouth irregularities, and teeth or jaw misalignment.
The dentist or hygienist may use X-rays to detect hidden dental issues that can't be seen with the naked eye. The frequency of X-rays will be determined by factors like your child's overall oral health, risk of dental problems, and stage of oral development.
Fluoride, a mineral present in soil, water, and certain foods, plays a crucial role in maintaining oral health. It strengthens tooth enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay, and can even reverse early signs of decay. Ensuring an adequate fluoride intake is important for everyone, but particularly vital for children as their teeth are still developing.
When you take your child for a dental check-up, the dentist will discuss the fluoride requirements and options with you. Together, you will decide on the best way to deliver fluoride, which may involve in-office treatments or the use of fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash.
Tips & Techniques
After your appointment, the dentist or hygienist will go over dental care practices that you and your child (if they are old enough) can follow at home. They will provide useful tips on how to brush and floss correctly, share dietary information for maintaining oral health, and cover other important aspects. Feel free to ask any questions or share concerns about your child's oral health; they will gladly help.
Follow-Up Appointment Scheduling
If your child has a cavity or any other oral health issue, our team will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor or treat it. You have the convenience of booking the appointment either at our office or by calling us anytime.