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Dental Exams and Cleanings

Your child’s oral health plays a vital role in their overall well-being, and while regular brushing and flossing at home are essential for a beautiful smile, visiting the dentist for a thorough check-up and cleaning is crucial. According to the American Dental Association, it’s recommended that your child sees the dentist every six months to maintain healthy teeth and a dazzling smile.

By consistently visiting the dentist for check-ups and cleanings, your child can:

  1. Prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
  2. Avoid expensive and extensive dental treatments.
  3. Keep their teeth looking white by reducing stains from food and drinks.
  4. Spend less time at the dentist’s office.
  5. Enjoy a lasting, beautiful smile throughout their life.

During your child’s examination, the dentist will carefully inspect their teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other potential issues. X-rays may be taken to uncover any hidden problems beneath the tooth’s surface, providing valuable insights that the naked eye can’t see.

The dental hygienist will start your child’s cleaning by assessing the condition of their teeth’s surfaces to check for cavities and the quality of existing fillings. A periodontal examination will ensure that your child’s gums are snugly attached to the teeth, with no signs of gum disease or bone loss.

Next, the hygienist will gently clean your child’s teeth using various tools to remove hard mineral deposits (tartar). Afterward, they’ll floss your child’s teeth, apply a polishing compound, and administer fluoride treatment. Cleanings are typically painless, but if your child experiences anxiety during the dental exam, please inform the hygienist. They may offer sedation options to ensure your child’s comfort.

If the dentist or hygienist identifies tooth decay or gum disease, they will discuss adjustments to your child’s brushing and flossing routine. In severe cases, they may recommend antibiotics or other dental treatments. If your child’s teeth and gums appear healthy, the dentist will likely suggest that your child continues their regular brushing and flossing routine as usual.

Child with female dentist | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental
Child with female dentist | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental

Dental Exams and Cleanings

Your child’s oral health plays a vital role in their overall well-being, and while regular brushing and flossing at home are essential for a beautiful smile, visiting the dentist for a thorough check-up and cleaning is crucial. According to the American Dental Association, it’s recommended that your child sees the dentist every six months to maintain healthy teeth and a dazzling smile.

By consistently visiting the dentist for check-ups and cleanings, your child can:

  1. Prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
  2. Avoid expensive and extensive dental treatments.
  3. Keep their teeth looking white by reducing stains from food and drinks.
  4. Spend less time at the dentist’s office.
  5. Enjoy a lasting, beautiful smile throughout their life.

During your child’s examination, the dentist will carefully inspect their teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other potential issues. X-rays may be taken to uncover any hidden problems beneath the tooth’s surface, providing valuable insights that the naked eye can’t see.

The dental hygienist will start your child’s cleaning by assessing the condition of their teeth’s surfaces to check for cavities and the quality of existing fillings. A periodontal examination will ensure that your child’s gums are snugly attached to the teeth, with no signs of gum disease or bone loss.

Next, the hygienist will gently clean your child’s teeth using various tools to remove hard mineral deposits (tartar). Afterward, they’ll floss your child’s teeth, apply a polishing compound, and administer fluoride treatment. Cleanings are typically painless, but if your child experiences anxiety during the dental exam, please inform the hygienist. They may offer sedation options to ensure your child’s comfort.

If the dentist or hygienist identifies tooth decay or gum disease, they will discuss adjustments to your child’s brushing and flossing routine. In severe cases, they may recommend antibiotics or other dental treatments. If your child’s teeth and gums appear healthy, the dentist will likely suggest that your child continues their regular brushing and flossing routine as usual.

Child with female dentist | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental

Dental Exams and Cleanings

Your child’s oral health plays a vital role in their overall well-being, and while regular brushing and flossing at home are essential for a beautiful smile, visiting the dentist for a thorough check-up and cleaning is crucial. According to the American Dental Association, it’s recommended that your child sees the dentist every six months to maintain healthy teeth and a dazzling smile.

By consistently visiting the dentist for check-ups and cleanings, your child can:

  1. Prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
  2. Avoid expensive and extensive dental treatments.
  3. Keep their teeth looking white by reducing stains from food and drinks.
  4. Spend less time at the dentist’s office.
  5. Enjoy a lasting, beautiful smile throughout their life.

During your child’s examination, the dentist will carefully inspect their teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other potential issues. X-rays may be taken to uncover any hidden problems beneath the tooth’s surface, providing valuable insights that the naked eye can’t see.

The dental hygienist will start your child’s cleaning by assessing the condition of their teeth’s surfaces to check for cavities and the quality of existing fillings. A periodontal examination will ensure that your child’s gums are snugly attached to the teeth, with no signs of gum disease or bone loss.

Next, the hygienist will gently clean your child’s teeth using various tools to remove hard mineral deposits (tartar). Afterward, they’ll floss your child’s teeth, apply a polishing compound, and administer fluoride treatment. Cleanings are typically painless, but if your child experiences anxiety during the dental exam, please inform the hygienist. They may offer sedation options to ensure your child’s comfort.

If the dentist or hygienist identifies tooth decay or gum disease, they will discuss adjustments to your child’s brushing and flossing routine. In severe cases, they may recommend antibiotics or other dental treatments. If your child’s teeth and gums appear healthy, the dentist will likely suggest that your child continues their regular brushing and flossing routine as usual.