Preventative check-ups for our pediatric patients keep parents ‘in the know’ about their child’s dental health and are suggested twice a year. During our check-up our caring and experienced Dental Hygienists provide a thorough teeth cleaning while talking with our patient about the importance of oral healthcare. Assisting the Dentist in identifying any possible issues or areas of worry, our Hygienists take the time to answer questions and make our young patients comfortable. If X-Rays are needed, the Hygienist providing care will collect the easy to take and non-scary digital X-Rays using our state-of-the-art technology, which emits much less radiation than traditional X-Ray machines. After the Dentist reviews the X-Rays and consults with the Hygienist, an oral cancer screening, mouth, and teeth check is completed by the Dentist. At this time, any needed consultation about our pediatric patient’s oral health will be discussed with the parent.
During your child’s dental cleaning and check-up we check for oral cancers, signs of abnormal wear on tooth enamel, gingivitis and gum disease, cavities or cracks in teeth, changes in oral health since the last visit, and we are open for consultation about specialty services, oral health care techniques, and also general or unique questions.
Having a check-up and cleaning every 6 months is the best way you can help teach your child the value of oral health and stay ‘in the know’ about their oral health to help them keep a healthy mouth and smile!