We’re quickly approaching the midway point of December, which means the end of the year is right around the corner. We would like to remind families in Dallas, TX, and surrounding communities that there is still time to schedule your child’s last checkup of the year, so you can use any remaining benefits and help your child greet 2021 with a healthier smile!
The Benefits of an Exam
What makes a checkup for a child so valuable? For starters, this is a chance for our team to discuss proper dental hygiene with your kids, instill good habits, and also reduce the risk of dental anxiety in the future, as your little ones become accustomed to seeing the dentist. The exam is also a chance for us to keep an eye on the smile for signs of trouble, addressing concerns before they lead to more severe complications, and maintaining optimal oral health for your kids.
When we examine your children, we will use a comfortable and advanced digital x-ray system, which provides detailed image instantly to enable a diagnosis with accuracy and precision. This system uses a fraction of the radiation employed with traditional x-ray systems, and we can immediately begin walking you and your child through the diagnosis. We will watch for signs of common issues, such as tooth decay, dental infection, gingivitis, and dental misalignment. We also make sure the baby teeth are falling out on schedule and that the permanent ones are erupting as they should.
Cleanings and Preventive Procedures
Our team will also clean the teeth. A dental cleaning removes all plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth, results not possible with brushing and flossing alone. Removing the buildup means lowering the risk of bad breath, stained teeth, cavities, and gingivitis. Our team is also ready to administer unique preventive treatments to help safeguard little smiles from the onset of tooth decay. For example, during each exam we can take a few minutes to apply a fluoride varnish to the teeth, which strengthens the outer enamel and prevents demineralization. Our team also offers dental sealants, which are an acrylic coating that covers the back teeth. Since these are often hard for kids to reach when brushing and flossing, the sealant prevents food from being caught between them, lowering cavity risk. If you have any questions about our preventive treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a visit for your child, then contact our team today.
Ready for Your Child’s Next Checkup?
We would like to help your little ones obtain a healthier and brighter smile. To learn more about our approach to children’s dentistry, schedule an appointment by calling Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, TX today at 214-321-4880. We proudly serve patients who live around Casa Linda and all surrounding Dallas communities.