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19Aug2015

Your Child’s Regularly Scheduled Visits Are About More Than Clean Teeth

Cute Little Girl Smile Green Shirt Regular Dental Exam

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why it’s so important your child sees us every six months? From oral health maintenance to serious disease prevention, there are a lot of reasons to keep your child’s semi-annual visits on your calendar.

Open Wide And Say “Aahhh”

So what do we look for when we examine your child’s pearly whites? During typical checkups we examine the overall health of their teeth and gums, looking for signs of tooth decay, gum disease and checking up on the condition of existing dental work. X-rays may also be taken to ensure the health of the roots of their teeth, and to reveal things we cannot see.

Once we examine your child’s mouth and teeth, it’s cleaning time. We do so by:

  • Doing an overall cleanliness check
  • Removing plaque and tartar
  • Polishing their teeth
  • Flossing between their teeth

After your child’s teeth are cleaned, we’ll talk about recommendations for keeping their teeth and gums healthy until their next regular visit.

Thinking Outside The Mouth

While a clean and vibrant smile is a definite confidence booster, it can also promote sound overall health. Bacteria from untreated gum disease can spread to other parts of the body and increase the risk of heart disease and other serious conditions in all stages of life.

We can also spot warning signs of other conditions. Things such as vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis and even diabetes can present symptoms in our mouths.

The Best Offense Is A Good Defense

Regular dental visits not only keep your child’s teeth and gums clean but they can help prevent against more serious issues. Here’s a few tips to keep your smile healthy between checkups:

We Care About Your Child’s Whole Body Health

Our practice is focused on the latest treatments to create healthy and resilient smiles. In addition to helping their smile look and feel its best, we’re committed to your child’s overall health. We want to make sure they are as healthy as possible when they visit us!

Thank you for being a part of our practice family!

 

Top image by Flickr user Mardick Maniquis III used under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original.

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