Are a critical part of a child’s preventive health care. While they protect your child’s oral health, it also gives your child’s dentist a chance to detect problems early, when they’re most treatable, and provide tips for caring for your child’s teeth.
During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will clean your child’s teeth and evaluate your child’s risk of tooth decay. The exam might include applying a sealant or fluoride to reduce the risk of decay.
A dental exam for children might also include dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures. It will further involve discussion about your child’s diet and oral hygiene habits and demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Various factors might determine how frequently your child needs to have a dental exam, including:
A baby dentist will evaluate:
They will remove stains or deposits on your child’s teeth by gently scrubbing with a wet toothbrush or wet cloth. It will further involve the simulation of proper cleaning techniques and an assessment of how much fluoride your child is getting through diet and use of oral hygiene products.
The examination will also identify any sores or bumps on your child’s tongue, inside the cheeks, and on the roof of the mouth while evaluating the impact of habits such as pacifier use and thumb sucking.
School-age children and adolescents, your dentist will continue to evaluate:
They may also take digital dental X-rays or, if necessary, do other diagnostic procedures. We can also apply sealants, or thin, protective plastic coatings, to permanent molars and other back teeth susceptible to decay, while repairing cavities or tooth defects.
Our paediatric dentist is a dentist dedicated to the oral health of children, from infancy throughout the various stages of childhood and teenage years.
Call us at 020 3583 9809 or visit our website at www.maidasmiles.co.uk to book your initial consultation and find out whether this is the right treatment for you.
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