Pediatric dentistry requires that children get regular dental checkups. Brushing your child’s teeth at home regularly is good. However, regular dental visits are still required to keep the teeth and gums firm and healthy. Your child's teeth will be cleaned and tested for cavities during a dental exam. We offer pediatric dentistry treatments at Aurora Childrens Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, to make your child's dental visit as comfortable and convenient as possible.
What is a Pediatric Dental Cleaning and Exam?
Children's dental checkups are an important aspect of preventive health care. During a pediatric dental exam, our experts will gently clean your child's teeth to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup. We shall then gently "polish" your child's teeth and assess his or her risk of dental decay.
How Do Dental Exams and Cleanings Help Children?
The preventative procedures your child receives not only keep their oral health in top shape, but they also save you a lot of money and time that you would otherwise spend in dentist offices seeking expensive remedies for your child's oral health concerns.
Children will lose their baby teeth by the age of six or seven, but there is no reason why you cannot help prevent tooth loss earlier by taking your child to a pediatric dentist for frequent exams and cleanings. When a baby tooth is lost at a young age, it is necessary to use space maintainers to ensure that the remaining teeth do not slide into the blank gap left by the missing tooth. Furthermore, dental checkups and cleanings assist in discovering any concerns in your child's mouth, preventing the problem from worsening and resulting in unnecessary expenditure at dentist's offices. Children's exams and cleanings are necessary to protect your financial health while also keeping the child's dental health and smile throughout their lives.
What Can You Expect from a Pediatric Dental Exam?
Every six months, children must have a dental exam. Aside from evaluating your child's mouth, the pediatric dentist has the dental hygienist clean his or her teeth and take x-rays.
Following a teeth cleaning, your child may be given topical fluoride treatments or sealants as a prophylactic strategy against tooth decay. For younger children, the dentist will go through correct brushing and flossing practices with you. Oral care for youngsters changes as they grow older.
To learn more about our pediatric dentistry services, visit us at Aurora Childrens Dentistry, 3340 Providence Dr Suite #A552, Anchorage, AK 99508. You can also reach us at (907) 336-1234 and schedule an appointment.