How Often Should Children Have Dental Checkups?
Regular dental check-ups help your child maintain a healthier smile. For most children we recommend dental visits every 6 months. At these appointments we will perform:
- Preventive cleanings
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Fluoride treatments
- Any necessary X-rays
- Exam and cavity screening
- Nutritional counseling
Prevention is Worth it
These appointments help pinpoint dental problems before they have a chance to develop into something more significant. For instance, if your child is neglecting a particular area of his mouth, teach him how to access it to avoid cavities throughout his childhood. Waiting until your child experiences discomfort and needs a cavity will also impact your budget.
By avoiding dental complications through preventive visits, your child also experiences a more positive feeling toward dental care. This helps him enjoy going to the dentist and feel more comfortable when he does need to have treatment completed.
If your child is behind on the necessary routine care, we’ll help him get caught back up! Call Denali Pediatric Dentistry to schedule a new patient cleaning and exam.