While daily care of your child’s teeth is the best way to prevent cavities and decay, routine check-ups and cleanings help ensure that problems don’t go undetected.
We recommend that your child come in for a check-up and cleaning every six months. At this appointment, we will keep your kid’s teeth healthy by removing plaque build-up and food debris that may be stuck in his or her teeth. This is an important part of dental care because it helps prevent bacteria from continuing to grow in these areas and potentially turning into other dental diseases, such as caries (cavities).
Pediatric dentists are specially trained to monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth and gums. By scheduling regular check-ups and cleanings, you give us the opportunity to check-in with you and your child and review oral hygiene, brushing and flossing techniques, dietary tips for healthy teeth and also identify any areas of concern before they become problematic.