Children’s Dental Exams and Cleaning

It’s no secret that the dentist can make even the calmest person nervous. We have found through experience that knowing what to expect from your visit to the dentist is one of the best tools you can use to combat this feeling, both for you and your children. So let’s find out how the professional team at Jamboree Dental take care of you and your teeth!

Getting to Know You

We begin our exams with a discussion of diet, home hygiene care, oral hygiene habits and routines. We want you and your family to be active participants in the care we provide. Our dentists and hygienists encourage you to ask any questions you may have about how to brush and floss, fluoride usage and diet. If you have concerns about your child’s teeth, we want to know about it! Remember, good oral hygiene and oral health isn’t just important to your smile, but to your family’s overall health too!

The Dental Exam

At your child or teen’s visit, a thorough dental exam is always performed. As a part of this exam, diagnostic x-rays and photos may be taken. Your dentist will examine the tongue and other oral soft tissues, as well as the head and neck, to screen for any health conditions. The dentist will carefully interpret the exam findings and then discuss potential treatment plans.

The Dental Cleaning

Next, one of our highly trained dental hygienists will do a thorough cleaning of the teeth. They will also talk to you about oral hygiene and gum health, including the best techniques for flossing and brushing. If they feel any other instructions are needed to be followed at home, those will be discussed with you in detail.

The Importance of Dental Checkups and Cleanings

Professional dental exams and cleanings are important for your family for several reasons. They help to prevent any disease in the gums, which is the tissue that surrounds your teeth. In fact, regular dental cleanings and good home care are the best ways to prevent gum disease! Exams and cleaning are also important because they help your family to maintain good oral health. After all, any problems your children may have can be treated more successfully when caught in the early stages.

If you need more information about dental exams and cleanings, please call our Youngstown, Ohio office today. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and schedule your appointment for you.