Even though your child’s baby teeth won’t stay with them long, it’s still extremely important that they are taken care of – along with their entire oral region. Keeping their teeth and gums healthy now will help prevent more serious problems in the future.
When your child comes in for a hygiene appointment, we’ll clean their teeth and thoroughly examine their mouth, as well as monitor their growth and development. Part of the cleaning process includes removing plaque and tartar accumulation. If it stays on for too long, it will eat away at their enamel, which is why it’s important to visit us for a professional cleaning at least once every six months. A recare visit is completed in a three-step process:
The first step will be diagnosing any issues such as decay or cavities. These are the most common dental health issues in children, but we won’t stop there. We want to make sure every part of their oral region is healthy before continuing. This will often include X-rays to discover deeper problems, as well as examining their gums.
Keeping those teeth free of cavities in the first place is the ultimate goal. Aside from keeping up with brushing and flossing at home, coming in for a professional cleaning will allow us to remove stubborn plaque and tartar that creates tooth decay.
We also provide dental sealants, which act as a barrier between teeth and the outside elements. This results in amazing added protection that can help safeguard against decay and cavities – especially in hard to reach areas.
Dental education is useful for both the adults and their children! After we finish evaluating and cleaning, we’ll talk to both of you about proper oral health care and how to maintain a bright and healthy smile. We know that a lot of children might not like going to the dentist, so we try to make this fun and engaging. This includes interacting with our treasure tower! Your child will receive a special gold coin that they can insert into the tower for a fun prize.
Maintaining a child’s oral health now will set them up for a bright future, which is why we recommend coming in for a hygiene appointment at Humphries Dental. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
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