Regular Dental Cleanings and Check ups
Professional dental care is necessary to maintain dental health. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that each child should have a dental exam 6 months after the arrival of the their first tooth, or no later than their first birthday. How often a child returns to the dentist depends on individual need and risk factors. It is typical to be seen for an exam every 6 months, however we may recommend more frequent visits if there is a need.
A dental visit in our office usually consists of a dental cleaning, usually done with a rotary rubber cup, or toothbrush. The doctor will prescribe dental x-rays depending on the individual need of the patient and according to the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The doctor will then perform an exam evaluating the teeth, gums, intraoral structures, and growth and development of the teeth and jaws. A fluoride application will also be recommended based on the need of the patient. For more information on fluoride, please see the fluoride section of the services page of our website.