To maintain your child's oral health, it is recommended to get a check-up every 6 months. This includes a full exam, cleaning, x-rays (if necessary), and fluoride varnish application. With an exam, the pediatric dentist is able to ensure proper growth development of their facial structure, oral cavity, and teeth. A dental cleaning will allow for the removal of bacteria in areas that are missed during brushing and flossing at home. X-rays are used to see the root and any incoming teeth.
If deemed necessary by your child's dentist, it will help in further investigating any issues or pain they may be experiencing. Lastly, fluoride varnish is applied to the teeth after a cleaning to give teeth strength against any bacteria. Regular check-ups also help the parent and child know if they are brushing and flossing effectively at home. If not, the dentist can help gear you in the right direction of what to change to achieve proper cleaning. Check-ups allow for preventative care to catch any issues early on before it is to late to treat. To get your child's dental exam, visit us at NexGen Dentistry in National City, California.