Every six months, the American Dental Association recommends that everyone with teeth should have a comprehensive dental examination. This is especially important for children who have soft baby teeth that can decay quickly. In some cases, your Super Dentist will recommend more frequent visits depending on your child’s needs. Because children are growing, your dentist may recommend dental visits every three months. Children with dental or oral issues may even be advised to come in more frequently. However, dental visits every three to six months is most common. To avoid costly pediatric dental procedures in the future, The Super Dentists will monitor your child’s progress and help keep teeth, gums and bones healthy. Even though permanent teeth are stronger, they are still prone to cavities. Dental checkups twice a year will catch dental concerns before they become dental problems.
A dental checkup includes an examination of the teeth, gums, mouth, face and neck for any changes or issues. The Super Dentists believe routine pediatric dental care builds a trusting relationship with children, so that they will never fear the dentist. During the dental checkup, teeth will be cleaned and polished. In addition to teeth cleaning and polishing, The Super Dentists will determine if X-rays are needed and if other dental treatments are recommended. Kids of every age will also be given advice regarding diet and oral hygiene. A refresher course in brushing and flossing is always helpful, especially for young kids to establish healthy habits.
Your pediatric dentist can recommend treatments and procedures to keep your kids’ teeth healthy. Preventative measures and early treatments can help lessen the time and cost of cosmetic procedures in the future. Dental care has improved dramatically over the years. With new pain management and more comfortable dental instruments, dental checkups can be a pleasant experience.