As a parent, there’s nothing that brings you more pride and happiness than making sure that your child has all the tools they need to succeed later on. No matter what they want to be or where they’re going to end up, being able to take care of themselves and remain healthy is an absolute necessity. Because many of our pediatric dentists on staff are parents themselves, they understand the importance of providing their small patients with high-quality care and making each visit they have to our office special, educational, and most importantly, fun.
The sooner you begin introducing your child to taking care of their smiles, the better. Routine visits to their children’s dentist at Barefield Pediatric Dentistry will keep their oral health in tip-top shape and encourage them to take care of their pearly whites at home. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should see their dentist at least twice each year for checkups and cleanings.
During their semi-annual visits, one of our board-certified pediatric dentists will perform a thorough evaluation of your little one’s teeth and gums to make sure there are no lingering oral health problems that go left untreated. They’ll check for common oral issues that we find in children, such as cavities and gum disease, and inspect for orthodontic problems like any bite complications. If necessary, we may also take digital X-rays of their mouth and facial structure to make sure there are no issues hidden underneath the surface of their gums.
One of our qualified and experienced dental hygienists will complete their appointment with a child dental cleaning. Typically, we begin by removing any plaque or tartar that has accumulated below their gumline, being sure to have an extra gentle and comforting touch. Before we finish up, be sure to ask our professionals any questions you may have about keeping your little one’s mouth healthy in between cleanings!
At Barefield Pediatric Dentistry, we offer several preventive dental treatments so you’ll be able to rest assured that your child will remain cavity-free. We’re also happy to offer advice about teething habits and thumb-sucking as well. Some additional treatments that you may want to ask about during their routine checkups include:
We enjoy watching our patients grow, and we’re often just as excited and proud as the parents when they start developing good oral hygiene habits at a young age. However, we understand how difficult it can be to get children invested in a good routine of brushing and flossing every day, which is why we’ll be more than happy to help by answering any questions you have. To regularly remove plaque, harmful oral bacteria, and sugar from their teeth and gums, make sure they:
With a team of professionals by your side who are specially trained to care for your child’s smile, you can rest assured that they’re receiving the quality of care they deserve.