How Often Should My Child See a Dentist for Regular Check-ups?
Here at Tooth Savers, we generally like to see children every six months as cavities can develop quite quickly in young teeth. By checking regularly, we can pick up any early signs of decay so teeth can be filled and restored, hopefully well before your child has any unpleasant symptoms such as toothache.
Oral Hygiene Education
Oral hygiene education is an important part of any checkup and our dental therapist can gently clean your child’s teeth and if you wish can chat to you and your child about how to improve dental care at home. We find oral hygiene education can be especially beneficial for a parent who may be struggling to clean a very young child’s teeth.
What Will Happen during a Check-up?
During a checkup, our dentist will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy. If we do see anything slightly wrong, we may want to take a digital dental x-ray to obtain a clearer image of any areas hidden from view. Afterwards we can discuss any problems with you and your child. If treatment is required we can explain it to them in a way they’ll find it easy to understand and of course we will answer any questions you both may have.
How Often Will My Child Need Dental X-Rays?
We will need to take regular, low-radiation digital dental x-rays of your child’s teeth which will show how they are developing and any areas of concern. The frequency of these x-rays can vary as some children may only need them every year to 18 months while others who have a higher risk of tooth decay or who already have quite a few cavities and fillings may benefit from having x-rays every six months.
You can make an appointment online or over the phone on (02) 4647 5555. We are located at Shop 36, 11-13 Main St, Mount Annan NSW 2567.
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