Protect Your Childs Teeth With A Dental Exam

Protect Your Child’s Teeth with a Dental Exam

May 7, 2018 | By Molarbear

A key part of maintaining healthy teeth is keeping up with regular dental exams. Considering how damaging and costly the consequences of not caring for your child’s teeth can be, taking them to the dentist twice a year is a small price to pay for huge benefits. Not only do dental exams keep teeth clean, but they are also useful for detecting oral health problems and preventing more advanced issues from developing. If anxiety is a problem, don’t let that stop your child from taking care of their smile. Talk to your pediatric dentist about sedation dentistry.

How often should you have a dental exam?

It is recommended that the average patient schedule a dental exam twice a year (once every six months). Patients who are prone to oral health issues, or have a history or dental prosthetics, may need to make more frequent visits – every three to four months is a good recommendation. Being regular with these appointments can keep the excessive buildup of plaque and tartar under control and stop any oral health problems that may be developing.

What to Expect During a Dental Exam

Primary goals of a dental exam include:

  • To assess overall tooth health and whether home care is sufficient
  • Clean teeth and remove the build-up of plaque from hard-to-reach places
  • Clean stains from the teeth
  • Assess teeth enamel and possibly apply fluoride to protect teeth further

What are the benefits of a dental exam?

The main benefit of a dental exam is enjoying better oral health. Keeping teeth clean can help to preserve their health, strength, and beauty.

If it has been a while since your child has last seen the dentist, be sure to schedule an appointment soon so they can enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile.

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