Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your precious child's smile by visiting the Dental Studio 4 Kids regularly and taking care of your child's teeth and gums between checkups. Dr. Denisse wants to make sure that you get the most out of your office visits, and that your child's teeth stay healthy for life! We'll work with you to provide complete pediatric dental care and show you how to choose and use the right dental products for your family.
Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups
Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining your child's oral health. During their regular checkup, our hygienist will:
- Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay. If cavities are found, we may use our laser for pain-free treatment.
- Inspect your child's teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
- Provide a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish
- Check for any problems that you or your child may not see or feel
Visiting the dentist every six months gives you the chance to talk with Dr. Denisse and receive answers for any questions you may have about your child's oral health. Checkups are also a great way for you to find out about new treatments that may benefit your family.
Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush
From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it's important to choose the right products for your family. Keep in mind that when you're looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush, be sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Denisse can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home.
Did you know that at birth, babies already have 20 primary (baby) teeth that begin erupting after six months, and that by age 21, there are no more primary teeth, and all 32 permanent teeth have erupted?
Getting to know your child's teeth can be fun and educational!
Anatomy of a Tooth
Tooth Eruption Chart