The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Children with increased risk for tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene may require more frequent visits.
At First Smile Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that prevention is the foundation of good health. Though dental appointments can sometimes involve tooth decay treatment, it is not the only reason for a dental visit. During a routine visit, we will gently examine your child’s teeth, oral tissues and jaws. The teeth will be cleaned and polished, followed by the application of fluoride. Through our continual assessment, we may suggest additional fluoride use, dietary changes or sealants for ideal dental health. The pediatric dentist may identify orthodontic problems and suggest treatment to guide the teeth as they emerge in the mouth.
Much like your child’s annual visit to the pediatrician, regular dental visits allow for prevention and early detection of any oral diseases and can reduce major dental problems and expensive treatments in the future.