Depending on your child’s age, cleanings include brushing and flossing the teeth and gently polishing them with fluoride toothpaste. During the dental exam, your dentist checks for many things including the strength of the teeth, the health of the gums, how the child bites, and problematic oral conditions.
Our office will educate both our child patients and their parents about the proper methods for caring for little teeth and gums. We help our patients understand how different foods and drinks affect the health of their teeth as well as many other tips that promote optimal oral health.
Digital x-rays are a valuable component to the comprehensive dental exam. There is no standard timetable or age for when a child should have dental x-rays. The need varies for each child and your doctor will help you determine what is best for your child.
Digital x-rays allow the doctor to:
Yes! Our office uses the safest digital x-rays that are available today. Our digital x-rays emit the lowest dose of radiation and are safe for children. These digital x-rays provide our clinical team with invaluable information needed to assess our children’s overall oral health. Our office also utilizes a lead apron to help keep radiation exposure minimal. Please feel free to ask questions regarding our digital x-rays.