The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits due to an increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns, or poor oral hygiene. The following is part of a regular check-up.
Teeth cleaning removes debris that builds up on the teeth which irritates the gums and can cause decay. Fluoride treatment renews the fluoride content in the enamel which then strengthens teeth and prevents cavities. Hygiene instruction improves your child’s brushing and flossing skills which leads to cleaner teeth and healthier gums.