What to Expect During a Dental Exam for Kids
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.
What does a Pediatric Dental Exam Include?
A pediatric dental exam 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.
How Can You Prepare for a Kid’s Dental Check-Up?
A dental check-up may prove to be a stressful experience for parents and children alike. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to ensure both you and your child can prepare for a dental check-up, such as:
- Teach Your Child About the Dentist: Kids may be scared when they visit a pediatric dentist for the first time. However, parents who teach their children about a pediatric dentist may be able to make a child’s first pediatric dentist appointment a pleasant experience.
- Review Your Insurance Coverage: Take a look at your insurance coverage to find out exactly what your plan offers. You should also plan to bring your insurance card to your child’s pediatric dentist appointment.
- Make a List of Questions: If you’re unsure about the best ways to take care of your child’s dental health, there is no need to stress. By creating a list of questions for your child’s pediatric dentist appointment, you can gain the insights you need to help your son or daughter maintain a beautiful smile. And remember, there is no such thing as a “bad” question to ask a pediatric dentist, either.
At The Super Dentists, we provide a comprehensive pediatric dental exam as part of a kid’s dental check up or a dental check up for toddlers. This evaluation enables us to identify any pediatric dental health issues and take the necessary steps to correct these issues before they escalate.
Additionally, we teach our patients everything they need to know about pediatric dental care. Our in-depth approach to pediatric dental care ensures patients can get the information and support they need to take care of their teeth.
Schedule a Pediatric Dental Check Up with The Super Dentists Today
The Super Dentists offers convenient pediatric dental check ups to patients across the San Diego area. To schedule a dental check up with The Super Dentists, please contact us today at 1 (855) GO SUPER.