The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene.
Regular dental visits help your child stay cavity free. Regular cleanings remove debris that build up on the teeth, irritate gums and cause decay. Fluoride treatments renew the fluoride content in the enamel, strengthening teeth and preventing cavities. Hygiene instructions improve your child's brushing and flossing, leading to cleaner teeth and healthier gums.
Pediatric dentists, acting in accordance with guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend X-Rays only when necessary to protect your child's dental health. We will discuss the need for X-Rays with you before any are taken.
The following steps will help your child be part of the cavity free generation:
Beware of frequent snacking
Brush effectively twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
Floss once a day
Have sealants applied when appropriate
Seek regular dental check ups
Assure proper fluoride through drinking water, fluoride products or supplements