Preventive dental care is needed to keep your child’s teeth healthy for a lifetime. Preventive dental care prevents the development of dental complications, tooth decay and gum disease. Good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing, a healthy diet and having regular dental check-ups keep your child’s teeth healthy. Routine dental cleaning and exams are important for your child to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent disease and decay.
Following the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that your child see us for a dental cleaning and exam once every six months. These preventive dentistry appointments typically last between 30 – 60 minutes, and parents/ guardians are always welcome to come inside the treatment areas or wait in the lobby. Our preventive dental care tips for taking care of your child’s teeth are provided below.