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Preventative Dental Exams

Dental exams are typically annual or semiannual appointments with your dentist to clean your teeth and check for problems. During the exam, our dentist will thoroughly check the health of your teeth and surrounding structures. We may also take X-rays to check for problems that can’t be seen with the naked eye. If any problems are found, we will develop a treatment plan to address them. Regular dental exams are an important part of maintaining good oral health. Are you due for a dental exam? It’s important to schedule one at least once every year. A dental exam is more than just a check-up – it’s an opportunity for your dentist to identify any potential problems early on, before they become more serious. Kids should also have dental exams to prevent cavities that cause pain, tooth loss, and other health problems. They also need to get used to going to the dentist so that they’ll keep up good oral health habits as they grow older. For expert dental exams and preventive dental services, turn to our experts at Little Egypt Pediatric Dentistry!

Dental X-rays are diagnostic pictures of the teeth and bones around them.

Preventative Dental X-rays

Preventative Dental Services

They help dentists detect problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye, such as cavities, gum disease, and infections. Dental X-rays are an essential part of preventive dental care.

  • Dental X-rays show fine details of tooth structure not visible during a visual examination. This helps your dentist find early signs of tooth decay. Dental X-rays can also reveal abscesses (pus pockets), cysts, and other growths before they become visible during a visual examination. While dental X-rays emit a small amount of radiation, they are performed at safe doses when used as directed by your dentist. In fact, the amount of radiation you receive from a dental X-ray is very low – much lower than the amount you receive from other sources like medical X-rays or even flying in an airplane. If you are due for dental X-rays or your dentist suspects a problem, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. Dental X-rays are painless and only take a few minutes to complete. They could save you a lot of time, money, and pain in the long run!

Help prevent cavities, gingivitis, and other dental problems.

Preventative Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings are a preventive measure performed by our dentist or dental hygienist to remove plaque and tartar from teeth. The cleaning process typically involves specialized tools to loosen and remove plaque and calculus (tarter) from the teeth. A toothbrush may also be used to scrub the surfaces of the teeth. After the cleaning is complete, the patient may be given instructions on properly brushing and flossing their teeth at home.

  • Although every child’s individual needs will differ, it is recommended that kids have their first dental cleaning by the time they turn one year old. From there, most children will need to have their teeth cleaned every six months to prevent cavities and keep their mouths healthy. Since plaque can build up quickly on young teeth, it’s important to establish a regular cleaning schedule early on. If your child hasn’t seen a dentist yet, now is the perfect time to make an appointment. Call our friendly pediatric dentist today!

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Flouride Treatments

Fluoride treatment is a type of preventive dental service that involves the application of fluoride to the teeth to help protect them from cavities and strengthen the enamel. Fluoride treatments are typically performed by dentists or other trained professionals, and they can be done on both children and adults. While fluoride is important for all age groups, it is especially important for children because their teeth are still developing and more susceptible to cavities. Fluoride treatments can help prevent or delay the onset of cavities, and they are an important part of maintaining good oral health.

Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in many foods and water sources. When fluoride is applied to the teeth, it helps to reduce the risk of cavities and other dental problems. During a fluoride treatment, a small amount of fluoride solution is applied to the teeth. The solution is then allowed to sit on the teeth for a short period. Fluoride treatments can help reduce the risk of tooth decay in both children and adults. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adults.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. We will generally recommend sealants shortly after the permanent molars erupt. When placed on these surfaces, sealants create a physical barrier that stops plaque and food debris from accumulating in the tiny pits and grooves on the tooth surfaces. Your dentist will check the sealants during regular check-ups and reapply them as necessary. At Little Egypt Pediatric Dentistry, we want to help you maintain your child’s optimal oral health and keep your smile looking great for years to come. That’s why we offer our Sealant Guarantee. If we apply your sealants, we will repair or replace sealants (as needed) for as long as you child is a patient with us. To qualify for the Sealant Guarantee, you must maintain your exam and cleaning schedule every six months. If you’re interested in becoming a patient, please call and schedule with us today!

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