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We Make a Dental Checkup for Kids Fun
A dental checkup for kids is nothing to be worried about having to do. We complete them on a regular basis, and our young patients typically look forward to them. This occurrence is something that surprises many parents since it is common for parents to worry that their children will not enjoy visiting the dentist. In truth, our office is a fun place to go, and by being friendly, we make children feel welcome here.
Why do kids like visiting the dentist?
For adults, visiting the dentist may seem like a chore. Children are the experts at finding enjoyment in little things. Whether that means visiting a new playground, streaming a show on Netflix or even visiting the dentist, they know how to have fun in many different situations.
We make it easy to do so by welcoming and including them in the process. So when parents bring their children to our office, we spend a great deal of time asking children questions, talking about school or their favorite superheroes. We get them to relax and to develop a relationship with us so that they look forward to coming back and chatting some more.
What we do during a dental checkup for kids
When a child visits us for a checkup, we are going to do several things, including:
1. See if their teeth are growing correctly
We will examine their teeth to see if they are growing in how they should or if any concerns may necessitate the need for additional treatment.
2. Look for soft spots
Our objective is to identify tooth decay before it has the opportunity to cause a toothache or a dental infection. By looking for weak spots on the teeth, we can locate decay early and remove it. This is the fastest and best way to treat cavities and restore the health of the tooth.
3. Identify any dental infections
We hope that none of our patients develop a dental infection; however, it does happen. If we identify a dental infection, we need to get to work removing it immediately. This process may involve a round of antibiotics and something similar to a root canal. If an infection is not removed quickly, it can lead to tooth loss, so it is critical to act right away.
We also clean their teeth
In addition to completing a dental checkup for kids, we will also clean their teeth to remove the plaque and tartar that has built up over time. This is critical for preventing dental decay and infections. As an added benefit, cleaning teeth also improves the appearance of them, giving children a bright and beautiful smile. To ensure that their smile remains healthy, we regularly place fluoride on the teeth when they are done being cleaned. Fluoride serves to strengthen the enamel and makes it less likely that they will develop oral health problems.
Kids like it here
If you are looking for a dentist who can provide a dental checkup for kids, give us a call. Our young patients enjoy visiting our office, and we are confident that your children will as well.
Request a dental appointment here: https://www.milestonesdentistry.com or call Milestones Children & Family Dentistry at (813) 518-0641 for an appointment in our Lutz dental office.
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