The dental health of your child is critical to maintaining a good smile and avoiding problems later on. The health of the teeth and mouth ensure the whole body’s wellbeing. At home, getting into the habit of regularly brushing and flossing the teeth is not sufficient on its own. To keep your child’s smile looking its best, we recommend a comprehensive examination and cleaning in a dentist’s office.
In fact, according to the American Dental Association, it is recommended that children get a dentist appointment every six months. This is required for the upkeep and maintenance of healthy and hygienic teeth, gums, and mouth. This ultimately ensures that your child’s smile remains beautiful.
Dr. Ben and Dr. Lee do exams and cleanings for children’s teeth. This helps your son or daughter in many ways, including:
The dental exam is pretty straightforward in its purpose. One of the dentists will check the teeth and gums for any signs of notable gum diseases or tooth decay. Many mouth, hygiene, and related health problems can also be discovered here before their full onset.
At this stage, x-rays may be warranted to take a look below the surface of the teeth and gums. This allows the doctor to determine any kind of problem or decay that is invisible to the naked eye.
The x-ray images of teeth and gums often help uncover problems rooted deeper that can lead to expensive dental procedures later if left unchecked.
Following the exam, the dental hygienist will start the cleaning process. The dental cleaning process is exactly like what it implies. It is a thorough and complete cleaning of the teeth and the gums.
The process begins with the hygienist exploring the teeth and gum surface to try and find any cavities. This process also helps check the quality of the fillings, if any. A basic periodontal examination will then find out how tightly are your child’s gums adhering to the teeth. At this stage, any type or level of bone loss or periodontal disease will be discovered before it can do much harm.
Using many specialized tools, the hygienist will now clean the teeth. This process is followed by flossing, polishing, and applying fluoride. Sedation is available, though the process is painless. Any sign of tooth decay or gum disease and the doctor will be able to provide you with the appropriate corrective measures.