The Importance of Regular Pediatric Dental Care

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that your child is seen within 6 months of their first tooth or by age 1. It is also recommended to visit the dentist at least twice per year. Regular exams and professional cleanings can help to ensure optimal oral health. At Confident Kids Pediatric Dentistry, our team consistently provides high-quality pediatric dental cleanings and thorough preventive exams. 

Professional cleanings rid the teeth of harmful plaque and tartar build-up. This is important for preventing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues. Additionally, a professional cleaning by our hygienist may remove some surface stains. This can help keep your child’s teeth looking whiter and brighter. 

During your child’s examination, we will also: 

  • Evaluate your child’s overall oral health 
  • Discuss oral hygiene practices and habits 
  • Check your child’s bite and jaw for any issues 
  • Evaluate your child’s risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer
  • Evaluate existing tooth restorations 
  • Take dental x-rays if necessary 

Regular professional dental cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. 

To schedule an appointment for your child for a pediatric dental exam and cleaning, please contact us.

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Prevents Cavities

Regular dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to cavities. By maintaining clean teeth, you reduce the risk of tooth decay and ensure your child’s teeth stay healthy and strong.

Early Detection of Issues

Dental exams allow Dr. Schweizer to identify and address potential dental problems early on. This includes cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues that can be treated more effectively when caught early.

Promotes Fresh Breath

Professional cleanings help remove food particles and bacteria that cause bad breath. This ensures your child has fresh breath and maintains good oral hygiene habits.

Strengthens Teeth

During dental exams, fluoride treatments may be applied to strengthen your child’s enamel. This provides an additional layer of protection against decay and helps keep their teeth strong and resilient.

Educates on Oral Hygiene

Dental cleanings and exams are an excellent opportunity for Dr. Schweizer to educate your child on proper brushing and flossing techniques. This helps instill good oral hygiene habits that will benefit them throughout their life.

Regular dental cleanings and exams can prevent cavities and gum disease, ensuring your child’s teeth remain healthy and strong. Early detection during exams can save your child from more serious dental issues down the road.