Ankeny, IA, dentist offers children's checkups

Bring Your Kids In For A Checkup Before They Go Back To School

Summer break is a great time to bring your children and teens in for a dentist visit. You won’t have to worry about them missing school or extracurricular activities. In today’s blog, your Ankeny, IA, dentist is here to remind you to bring your little ones in before they go back to school.

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Checkups Are Important For The Whole Family

Dental checkups can start as soon as your little one develops their first tooth. This initial visit can help get them familiarize themselves with the dentist and add this to their routine. Consistent cleanings and examinations can continue every six months to ensure they are cavity-free, their gums are healthy, and their teeth are developing correctly. We know that your schedule can get busy, so to make scheduling these appointments easier, you can bring your entire family in on the same day. Adults and children should be consistently seeing the dentist to prevent common oral health concerns. Pediatric visits are fairly similar to adult ones, but we will personalize our approach to help your child feel comfortable during their visit.

Cleanings And Examinations Keep Their Smiles Healthy

Just like adults, kids will have a cleaning and examination done twice a year when they see the dentist. The hygienist will help remove plaque from their pearly whites and make sure that their teeth and gums are clean. X-rays may be taken to examine your little one’s smile and ensure their teeth are developing properly and there are no signs of decay. Cavities are a very common problem among younger patients because they are learning how to take care of their smiles on their own. These regular checkups can help prevent decay and detect it in the early stages.

We Can Help Prevent Cavities And Other Concerns

Extra preventive measures like fluoride treatments and sealants can be used to protect your little one’s smile from cavities. If early signs of decay are noticed, fluoride treatment can be used to reverse it. Fluoride is a mineral that can be applied topically during their dentist appointment to help add minerals back to their enamel. Sealants are another method that may be used to avoid cavities. This is a thin layer of resin that is applied to the molars that helps prevent food particles from getting trapped in the grooves. If your child does develop a cavity, dental fillings should be done promptly to restore their tooth and avoid more serious damage.

Call Our Team To Schedule Your Next Checkup

Biannual cleanings and examinations can protect their oral health and teach healthy habits. You can book their next visit by calling Dental Impressions in Ankney, IA, today at (515) 965-0230.