Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your child’s smile by visiting our office regularly and taking care of teeth and gums between checkups. Our practice wants to make sure your son or daughter gets the most out of office visits, and that teeth stay healthy for life!
We’ll work with you to provide complete dental care, and show you how to maintain your youngster’s smile at home with the right dental products for your family.
Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups
Regular dental checkups are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. During regular checkups, the hygienist will:
- Check for problems that may not be seen or felt
- Look for cavities or other signs of tooth decay
- Inspect the teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
- Perform a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish
Visiting the dentist every six months gives you and your child the chance to ask Dr. Dana any questions either of you may have about oral health. Checkups are also a great way to find out about new treatments that may benefit your child’s smile.
Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush
From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it’s wise to choose the right products. Keep in mind that when you’re looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush, make sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). We can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home.
Did you know that at birth, people already have 20 primary (baby) teeth that begin emerging after six months, and that by age 21 there are no more primary teeth? That all 32 permanent teeth have emerged at that point?
Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!
Anatomy of a Tooth
Tooth Eruption Chart