Dentistry for Kids
Kids are very sensitive and prone to oral issues; therefore, it is important to bring them in for regular dental exams. At Medhat Dental Excellence, we specialize in dentistry for kids. During our dental assessment, we thoroughly check your kid's teeth and examine the risk of tooth decay. During the exam, we might apply fluoride or sealant in order to mitigate the tooth decay risk. Certain scenarios may also need digital radiography and other diagnostic procedures. Furthermore, evaluating diet and oral hygiene habits is an important aspect of oral exams for kids.
Oral Exams for Kids
It is important to bring your kids in for regular dental exams in order to prevent them from oral health issues. It allows us to determine any problems when they are early and easy to treat. There are different factors that determine how often your kids should have an oral check-up. Risks of tooth decay, health, age, etc. are some prominent determining factors.
If your child is between 6 months and one year, then it is recommended to schedule a dental exam after the eruption of the first tooth. Moreover, if your child is a toddler, in school, or in their adolescent years, then it is recommended to schedule a dental appointment every six months. However, we may recommend you bring them in for more based on their oral health condition.
During the examination process, we will clean your kid's teeth thoroughly in order to get rid of any plaque or tartar. Post that, fluoride is applied to the kid's teeth that protect their teeth from bacteria. In certain cases, we might recommend for dental x-rays to assess the condition of teeth and gums in a more detailed manner. Based on the results, we advise a proper treatment for your kids to reduce the risks factors.
Oral Hygiene for Your Kids
The oral hygiene of your kids significantly contributes to their overall health, and oral health begins at home. Inculcating healthy habits in them from early on will help your kids continue to maintain proper hygiene throughout their life and avoid cavaties, which may require a dental filling. To help ensure they maintain good oral habits, our experts will educate them on brushing. The goal is to teach them how to brush and floss, and also why it is important that they maintain good oral hygiene habits.
As your kid grows, their oral hygiene should also develop with them. By the age of 3, kids have a full set of baby or primary teeth. Around the age of 6, teeth start to fall out, and permanent teeth begin to develop. By the age of 13, kids will have grown all their permanent teeth. Throughout this transition, make sure your kids brush their teeth twice a day for 2 minutes. Teach them how to floss at an early stage to develop a good flossing habit. And make sure you visit us every six months for a complete dental check-up. For more details on dentistry for kids or dental sealants, Medhat Dental Excellence at (773) 774-4611.