General Children’s Dentistry for Queen Creek, Arizona
Adults should see a general dentist every six months for regular care, and it’s the same for children. That’s because patients of all ages are susceptible to common oral health conditions like gum disease and tooth decay. But aside from looking for signs of common conditions like these, children also have slightly different needs.
One area of concern is how well teeth are developing. During a child’s general dentistry visit at Kidtastic in Queen Creek, our pediatric dentists will look for and diagnose developmental issues early and put together an effective treatment plan to help your little one develop a smile that looks and functions as it should.
Another part of your child’s visit with our Queen Creek general dentists will also include a teeth cleaning by a professional hygienist. During your child’s professional cleaning, our hygienist will remove bacteria and plaque buildup from around your son or daughter’s son teeth and gums. Bacteria and plaque are behind common oral health conditions like decay and gum disease. By cleaning them away, our Queen Creek team can help young patients from San Tan Valley, Queenland Manor and beyond support their smile’s good health.
During a general dentistry visit with Kidtastic, our doctors may also take X-rays or recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements. X-rays give dentists more detailed info about your child’s smile and oral health. Dental sealants and fluoride supplements can provide young patients with extra protection cavities. Dental sealants physically protect teeth and can last for 10 years. Fluoride supplements, meanwhile, encourage the re-mineralization of teeth that have weakened.
Teaching Children How to Brush and Floss
In addition to completing a thorough oral exam and cleaning at your child’s general dentistry visit, our Queen Creakdental team would also be happy to give your little one advice on brushing and flossing. Helping children to make brushing and flossing a habit is important, because habits like these can last for a lifetime. We recommend a brushing and flossing regimen that involves brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once, and rinsing with a trusted fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash. With a routine like this, teeth and gums are better protective from cavities, gum disease, and other conditions.
Oral and Overall Health
As important as a regular checkup is to oral health, regular care can also have a positive effect on overall health. Recent studies have shown that common oral health conditions can increase vulnerability to conditions in other parts of the body. That’s why it’s important to help your son or daughter establish a good home care routine supplemented by regular visits. As healthy habits develop, you can feel confident that they’ll enjoy good oral health as they mature.
Is it time for your child’s next general dentistry visit? Our Queen Creek team is ready to help. Call us today to reserve an appointment. We can provide care for patients from Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Queenland Manor and surrounding areas.