With summer coming to a close, kids are heading back to school. Which means now is a great time to schedule a visit for a checkup and cleaning. These preventive visits can help smiles of all ages stay strong. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist talks about the importance of scheduling a checkup visit.
Getting Kids Ready for Back to School
You don’t just need to help them get new clothes and supplies. You should make sure they start day one with a strong and healthy smile, too! A dental checkup is a chance for our team to take a close look at the teeth and gums with advanced imaging systems. These systems, such as digital x-rays, provide high-definition pictures and use a fraction of the radiation. We can then identify areas of concerns in the early stages, such as tooth decay, gingivitis, and even the warning signs of developing misalignment. Our team can then offer care to manage or address these concerns!
Preserving Your Child’s Smile
If we discover a cavity, we can offer a dental filling with a metal-free and durable material that is safe for all ages, one that we also color-match to blend with the rest of the tooth. The same composite resin material we use in our fillings can also address damaged teeth should your child suffer a dental emergency. We can place crowns as well! Unique preventive treatments, such as a fluoride gel and dental sealants, can be used to help strengthen the outer enamel and lower the risk of cavities in between your child’s six month visits.
Our team also takes time to clean the teeth during the checkup visit. A dental cleaning involves our team gently but thoroughly removing all plaque and tartar from the teeth with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual pick, removing deposits that could lead to cavities and even gingivitis. Treatment also helps fight bad breath and teeth stains! Afterward, we polish the teeth thoroughly to ensure not only a brighter appearance, but to also make sure plaque and tartar have a hard time clinging to the teeth before your next cleaning visit.
If you have any questions about getting your child’s smile ready to go back to school, or if you have any other questions about their oral health, then contact our team today to learn more. We look forward to helping your child smile with confidence.
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA, Dental Team About General Dentistry
Our team wants to make sure you and your entire family continue to maintain optimal oral health. If you would like to learn more about our dental exam appointments, please call your Ankeny, IA, dentist’s office at 515-207-6182 to schedule a visit today.