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Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry – Pediatric Dental Cleanings & Exams

Teaching a child to care for their teeth is one of the most important life skills a parent can share with their little one. After all, healthy teeth and gums are essential to good overall health that will last a lifetime. Along with encouraging your child to brush and floss their teeth twice a day, it’s important to take them to see the dentist for a routine pediatric dental cleaning and exam. If you have questions about taking your child to the dentist, don’t worry. Dr. Roshan and her team at Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry are here to help make routine dental exams as comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable as possible for your child and you. Here’s what you should know before scheduling your child’s appointment with Dr. Roshan 

What is a Pediatric Dental Exam

A pediatric dental exam entails the evaluation for the dental and oral growth and development of a child’s mouth, as well as consulting parents on the preventive strategies critical for maintaining good oral care. The child’s risk of getting dental decay will be assessed and an individualized preventive plan can be established. Based on the patient’s needs, a professional cleaning is usually performed, in addition to sealant and fluoride being applied.

At What Age Should a Child See Dr. Roshan for a Dental Exam?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that the first dental visit should be scheduled before a child’s first birthday or within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth.

Why Do Kids Need Dental Exams?

Pediatric dental exams are important for maintaining the good oral health of children and should be performed every six months, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Regular dental exams will give Dr. Roshan the opportunity to detect any potential problems early and prevent dental disease. It is also an opportunity to counsel families, to provide positive reinforcement to kids, and encourage good oral hygiene habits in order to improve their oral health.

How to Prepare for Your Child’s Dental Exam

Dr. Roshan and her friendly team are committed to providing compassionate, personalized care to each child that comes in for a dental exam. Whether your child has been to the dentist many times before or it’s their first time, there are a few practical steps you can take to ensure their visit goes as smoothly as possible. These include:

  •  Start Good Habits Early: Brush your child’s teeth every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoride-free toothpaste as soon as their first tooth emerges.
  • Make it Positive: Don’t mention anything that could scare your child or cause them anxiety. Even if you are nervous about their visit, keep the conversation light and positive.
  • Time it Appropriately: Schedule an appointment at the right time of day to help them feel their best, such as mid-morning.
  • Establish Expectations: If your child is old enough to understand, let them know what visiting Dr. Roshan will be like.
  • Give Them Something to Look Forward To: Schedule a trip to the park or to get frozen yogurt when their appointment is over.

Why Should You Choose Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry?

We are a compassionate, caring team with special training to care for the oral health of infants, children, teenagers and individuals with special needs and ensure an exceptional dental experience. We provide personalized comprehensive care, with a wide range of services. The care is convenient, affordable, and catered to each individual’s needs.

Taking your child to the dentist should be a fun and educational experience. Dr. Roshan and her team at Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry are experts are making kids of all ages comfortable, while providing them with exceptional dental care. Call today to schedule your child’s dental exam and teeth cleaning to keep their growing smile bright!

 

Healthy Teeth, Happy Kids