Between school, extracurricular activities, and social commitments, your teen’s schedule is likely quite full. However, it’s as important as ever to bring them in for a dental checkup and cleaning with one of our Duncanville pediatric dentists every six months. Your teen’s healthy smile depends on it! To learn all about why these routine visits are so essential (as well as what your teen can expect during their checkup and cleaning), read on.
If your teen consistently brushes and flosses their teeth, you might be wondering why routine checkups and cleanings with their dentist are so important. In short, these biannual visits are vital to maintaining their healthy smile! The checkup portion of their appointment is designed to catch problems like cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer in the early stages while simultaneously giving our dentists the opportunity to provide specific recommendations on how to keep their teeth and gums healthy moving forward. As for the cleaning portion, it allows our team to clean the hard-to-reach areas of their mouth, removing stubborn plaque and tartar in the process.
Once your teen arrives for their visit, one of our friendly team members will welcome them into the office before leading them to the treatment chair. Then, one of our talented pediatric dentists will introduce themselves (or catch up with them if they are a long-time patient) before carefully examining their smile. At this point, they will screen for everything from tooth decay to oral cancer to ensure any problems are caught in the early stages. Before they leave, they will also offer suggestions to help improve or maintain their oral health!
For the cleaning portion of their visit, one of the talented members of our team will gently clean each surface of their teeth as well as their gumline. They will use special tools for this, which ensures that even stubborn plaque and tartar are removed with ease. After their teeth are properly cleaned, they will be all set!