Dental checkups have standard procedures. Dentists depend on their results to create proper treatment plans for their patients. However, it is often daunting for many patients to undergo these procedures. To make them more comfortable, they should know what happens beforehand. Here are the basic procedures for regular dental check-ups.Checking medical history is the initial…
Back to School Dental Visit – What Parents Need to Know
3 Common Back to School Dental Procedures
1. General Exams
General exams are when the dentist does a routine check-up of your teeth and gums. This usually includes X-rays (especially for teens that may need braces) and general cleanings. Children, as well as adults should visit their dentists every 6 months.
2. Cavities, Filling, and Sealants
Tooth Decay affects 42% of children 2 to 11 years old. Tooth Decay also known as a cavity is caused by a combination of factors such as poor oral hygiene and sugar eating away at the enamel. The wearing of enamel creates holes in the tooth which is called a cavity. Cavities are usually treated by using fillings, sealants, or crowns.
Like the two procedures above, braces are very common. The ideal age for braces is between 10 and 14. Although, it comes down to the discretion of your dentist and orthodontist. If your child needs braces, we could refer you to an orthodontist. Although, if the misalignment is not severe, we could correct the alignment with short-term clear braces.
Schedule your Pediatric Dental Appointment
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