Children require routine dental care, such as checkups and cleanings, just like adults. Which is why we offer children’s dentistry, to help little smiles of all ages stay strong, bright, and free of issues like cavities or gingivitis. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about the importance of regular checkup and cleaning visits for kids of all ages!
Kids Need Checkups!
With the year coming to a close, why not take action to help your child start 2023 with a brighter and healthy smile? That means scheduling a routine checkup visit with our team. A dental exam enables us to take a close look at your child’s smile with advanced digital x-rays and intraoral camera, which can comfortably and quickly take detailed digital images of the smile from multiple angles, allowing us to make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, and to catch possible problems in the early stages, such as tooth decay or gingivitis. We can then create a treatment plan to address the concerns and protect your child from infection or premature tooth loss.
Cleaning Your Child’s Teeth
In the same visit as the exam, our team will conduct a detailed dental cleaning of the teeth, removing all plaque and tartar with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual too. The cleaning not only brightens your child’s smile, but lowers their risk of tooth decay and gingivitis, so better oral health is possible. Cleanings also fight bad breath and teeth stains too. Our team can help your kids enjoy good oral health in 2024 and beyond!
Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatments
Our team can also discuss preventive treatments to help lower the risk of tooth decay. With a fluoride treatment, during each checkup we apply a special varnish to the teeth that strengthens the outer enamel to keep cavities at bay. We also have dental sealants, which are an acrylic material we apply to the hard-to-reach molars in the back of the mouth. The sealants keep food and drink particles from being stuck on or between the teeth, lowering the risk of cavities. Thes can stay in place for up to ten years! With both, application takes minutes and kids just need to avoid foods and drinks for about 30 minutes as the material cure.
If you have any questions about our approach to children’s dentistry, or if you would like to schedule your child’s last visit of 2023, then please reach out to our team today.
Does Your Little One Need to See Us?
We want to help your little one start 2024 with better oral health! Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to help your child maintain strong smiles. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park, South KC, South OP, Martin City, MO, and all surrounding communities.