Pediatric Dental Exams

Pediatric Dental Exams

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What is a Pediatric Dental Exam?

A dental exam, commonly referred to as a dental checkup, is the process used by our clinical team to carefully review your child's oral health. At (clinic), our dental exams involve the entire mouth, as a component of a first time visit or a regular 6-month check-up. Additionally, dental checkups can asseses your child's overall oral health. As your local (location) pediatric dentist, we understand the importance of good oral hygiene. Dental exams can be used to identify a specific issue in one area of the mouth, such as, swelling, broken teeth, or other dental issues.

Why Does My Child Need a Dental Exam?

Most children should get a dental exam every six months. If your child has swollen, bleeding gums (known as gingivitis) or other gum disease, your pediatric dentist may want to see your children more often. Some kids with gum disease may see a pediatric dentist three or four times a year. More frequent exams may help prevent a serious gum disease known as periodontitis. Periodontitis can lead to infection and tooth loss.

How Do I Prepare My Child for a Dental Exam?

To keep your childs mouth healthy, they will need to take good care of their teeth and gums, both by having regular dental exams and practicing good dental habits at home. Good oral care includes the following steps:

Good home oral care includes the following steps:
  • Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled brush. Brush for about two minutes.
  • Use a toothpaste that has fluoride. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and cavities.
  • Floss at least once a day. Flossing removes plaque, which can damage teeth and gums.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three or four months.
  • Eat a healthy diet, avoiding or limiting sweets and sugary drinks. If you do eat or drink sweets, brush your teeth soon after.
  • Pediatric Dentist in Saint Petersburg, Florida

    At (Clinic Name), we take a lot of pride in serving the (location) area. Choosing the right pediatric dentist can be difficult, but we are confident that our dental team will provide the best patient experience in (location). Request an appointment today to receive a dental exam from our clinical team.
    Pure Dental Brands Resource Group
    9400 4th St N 200
    St. Petersburg, FL 33702
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