Your child's dental appointment will begin with a thorough cleaning, which is the same procedure whether they are working on primary ("baby") or adult teeth. The cleaning will include scaling to remove any tartar build-up, a professional flossing, and polishing.
The dentist will also examine your child’s teeth, gums, the interior of the mouth, and the jaw for any problems, such as gingivitis, tooth decay, oral abnormalities, and misalignments of the teeth or jaw.
Your dentist may perform an X-ray on the child if they believe there are issues that cannot be seen to the naked eye. The frequency of X-rays depends on a variety of factors, such as your child’s general oral health, risk for dental disease, and stage of oral development.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in soil and some bodies of water. This mineral helps build and protect the enamel of your teeth, which makes it pertinent to your child's developing adult teeth.
Since fluoride helps protect your child's teeth, your dentist will evaluate the best way to apply fluoride. This may include in-office fluoride treatments, or fluoride products like toothpaste and mouthwash.
Tips & Techniques
The appointment will conclude with the dentist or dental hygienist providing a comprehensive at-home care plan for your child's oral health.
This will include tips and advice on proper brushing and flossing techniques, oral health-friendly dietary information, and much more.
They will also be happy to address any questions or concerns you have about your child’s oral health.
Follow-Up Appointment Scheduling
If your child has a cavity or other oral health problem, our administration team will book a follow-up appointment to monitor or treat it. You can book this appointment at our office, or call us any time.