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Regular dental examinations:

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.

For Children:

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:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Risk of tooth decay.

For children aged between 6 months and 1 year (baby dentist):

A baby dentist will evaluate:

  • Child’s oral hygiene
  • Overall health
  • Drinking
  • Eating habits
  • and risk of tooth decay.

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.

If necessary, your dentist may prescribe a fluoride supplement or apply a topical fluoride treatment to your child’s teeth.

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.

For toddlers:

School-age children and adolescents, your dentist will continue to evaluate:

  • Child’s oral hygiene
  • Overall health
  • Drinking
  • Eating habits
  • and risk of tooth decay.

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.

  • We encourage guardians to look for problems in the way your child’s upper and lower teeth fit together and to counsel your child about the impact of thumb sucking, jaw clenching or nail biting.
  • As your child gets older, dental exams might also include counselling about the oral health risks associated with: Drinking sugary beverages, Smoking, Eating disorders, Oral piercings.
  • Your dentist might also discuss the possibility of removing of your child’s wisdom teeth (third molars) at the appropriate age, usually at age 16.

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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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