We’re proud to offer children’s dentistry, so we can help kids of all ages enjoy good oral health and a smile that shines. With routine checkups and cleanings, we can help your little ones enjoy strong smiles. At your Avon, OH, dental office, we offer a comprehensive array of treatments for kids, so they can avoid common concerns like tooth decay or major misalignment.
Dental Checkups and Cleanings
We want to see your little one for his or her first visit at around age one, once the first baby tooth has erupted. This is a simple wellness visit, with a knee-to-knee lap exam. Afterward, we recommend a checkup and cleaning every six months, just as we recommend for you too. These visits allow us to examine the smile and watch for the earliest signs of common issues like tooth decay and gingivitis, as well as concerns with the eruption and loss of the baby teeth and the arrival of permanent teeth, as complications at this stage could mean misalignment. Our team strives to offer kids a comfortable experience, so they look forward to their visits and are less likely to have dental anxiety in the future.
Our team will also clean the teeth in the same visit. A dental cleaning removes the harmful plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing alone cannot, so your little one enjoys fresher breath, brighter teeth, and lowered risk of issues like tooth decay.
Our team will provide orthodontic screenings for kids, usually at around age seven, to see if treatment is needed. In the early years, this could involve space maintainers or retainers, and once the permanent teeth erupt and properly calcify, your kids could receive braces or aligners to correct the misalignment. We also provide kindergarten screenings as well.
Improving Oral Hygiene Habits
Our team also takes time to talk about proper brushing and flossing habits, so your kids know how to care for their smiles in between visits, lowering their risk of severe plaque buildup and cavities or gingivitis in the future. We also talk about healthy snack habits, and explain how sugar and starch could threaten their oral health. We want to make sure your little ones enjoy good oral hygiene, and explain how to care for their smiles in childhood and beyond. If you have any questions about our approach to children’s dentistry, or if you want to schedule a visit for your little one, then contact our team today.
Speak With Your Avon, OH Dentist’s Office About Children’s Dentistry
Our team wants to help little ones of all ages maintain their best smiles. If you would like to learn more about the treatments we offer for kids, call our Avon, OH dental office at 440-937-2273.