Teeth for Life

The key to good oral health is prevention. Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your child's smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of their teeth and gums in between checkups. Our practice wants to make sure that your child gets the most out of their office visits, and that their teeth stay healthy for a lifetime ! We'll work with you to provide complete dental care, and show you how to maintain your child's smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family.

Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups

Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining good oral health. During regular checkups, the hygienist will:

  • Review and update medical history
  • Do a complete oral examination
  • Check for any problems that may not be seen or felt
  • Look for cavities or other signs of tooth decay
  • Inspect the teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
  • Provide a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish
  • Review hteir findings with you and your child
  • Review proper oral hygiene techniques

The interval between Recare visits will bebased on your child's needs. Visiting the dentist at least every six months gives you and your child the chance to talk with your doctor and receive answers for any questions you may have about your family's oral health. Checkups are also a great way to find out about new treatments that may benefit your child's smile.

Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush

From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it's important to choose the right products. Keep in mind that when you're looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush be sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Your dentist can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home.

Learn More

Did you know that at birth, people already have 20 primary (baby) teeth that begin erupting after six months, and that by age 21 there are no more primary teeth and all 32 permanent teeth have erupted?

Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!

Anatomy of a Tooth

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Tooth Eruption Chart

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