Before you know it, you kids will be starting their first day of school. You have to help them get ready, which means picking up new school supplies and clothes. But now is also a great time to help their smiles! In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about scheduling your little one’s back-to-school visit.
Preparing for a New School Year
When the school year begins, your children will have a full day of classes, homework, and extracurricular activities. Taking time for treatment visits during the school year could mean falling behind and extra stress! Which is why we suggest making a visit now. We can examine your child’s smile and should we discover a problem that needs attention, we can offer treatment. This way they start day one with a healthy, bright, and strong smile. Often, addressing serious issues like cavities could take only one visit with our tooth-colored dental fillings.
Your Child’s Checkup and Cleaning Visit
With the checkup, we will answer questions your child has, and ask them about their oral health habits. We want them to take proper care of their smiles in between visits. The exam involves looking at the teeth, gums, and oral structures with advanced digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. We can then make a diagnosis with accuracy and precision! We can diagnose and treat issues like tooth decay, infected teeth, or even gingivitis. Our team will also assess the risk of misalignment, making sure primary teeth fall out as they should and that the permanent teeth arrive without difficulty. In the same visit, we will also clean the teeth with an ultrasonic scaling device and manual pick, removing the buildup that could increase the risk of issues like cavities, bad breath, teeth stains, and gingivitis. They then leave with a brighter and healthier smile!
Preventive Treatments for Kids
To help lower the risk of cavities during the school year, we could offer unique preventive treatments. A fluoride gel takes minutes to apply and helps strengthen the protective layer of outer enamel to keep cavities at bay. In addition, we can apply dental sealants to the rear teeth. These keep food particles from becoming trapped between teeth, lowering the risk of cavities forming there. The sealants can stay in place for up to ten years and gradually wear away with time. If you have any questions about getting little smiles ready for a new school year, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Newhall, CA Dentist About Children’s Dentistry
Our team is ready to help your kids enjoy even and beautiful smiles. If you would like to find out more about how we treat little smiles, then contact your Newhall, CA, dentist, Dr. Tajik, by calling (661) 259-7760.