Preventative Checkups and cleanings
In order for your child’s smile to look its best, it is crucial that they come into our office twice a year for regular cleanings and checkups. At Austin Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to making your child’s dental experience fun, calm and comfortable so that they never develop a fear of the dentist. It is also important that you bring the child in for routine appointments so that preventative care is achieved.
Why Do Children Need Checkups and Cleanings?
There are many benefits that come from bringing your child into the office regularly and having their teeth examined and cleaned. For one, their smile will look its best and preventative measures can be taken to ensure that their teeth always look their best. Next, bringing your child into the office regularly reduces the fear they might feel when they see the dentist. It is recommended that you first bring your child into the office as soon as you notice their first baby tooth coming in or at least before their second birthday.
How Often to Bring Your Child to the Dentist
It is vital that you bring your child into the dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups. The process involves:
- A comprehensive examination that checks the child’s tooth development
- An exam that checks for signs of decay and other problems
- A cleaning performed by a hygienist
Because life gets busy and hectic, we can even pre-schedule appointments for you in order to bring your child in without having to remember when to make an appointment. Be sure to get involved with your child’s dental care as well, which will ensure that their smile looks its best for life. We are also able to help with preventative care during this appointment which involves sealants, fluoride treatments and product recommendations. At Austin Family Dentistry, we are committed to helping your child have a beautiful smile for life and will do everything that we can to ensure that they have healthy teeth.
If your child is in need of a checkup and cleaning, contact us today!