The children are back in school and parents are breathing a sigh of relief. Sending your children off to school after the long days of summer is bittersweet. On one hand you miss having them around; on the other hand, it’s nice to get back into a routine. Organization skills and health priorities can fall to the wayside when summer is in full swing. So perhaps now is a great time to call our Novato dentist office and schedule your child’s dental exam. A quick visit with our team sets them up for oral health success and keeps their smiles looking great for the next six months.
A professional cleaning
The American Dental Association recommends patients attend bi-yearly checkups every year. Starting as soon as the first tooth appears is the best way to introduce young children to the dentist. Older children begin to realize the importance of oral health as they continue to visit our Novato dentist. At each dental exam, our trained hygienist will professionally clean their teeth; removing plaque and ensuring that tooth decay is not present.
The dental exam
Our Novato dentist follows up your child’s cleaning with an exam. The dental exam is a time in which we evaluate your child’s oral health. We review X-rays if they’ve been taken so that we can spot potential cavities. Your child’s temporomandibular joints are also checked to ensure jaw pain is not an issue. We also run an oral cancer screen looking for irregularities.
Oral hygiene education
One great aspect of our dental exams and cleanings is that we use it as a gateway into oral health. Our Novato dentist and staff educate patients on the importance of oral health and how brushing and flossing protect their smiles. We can teach them proper brushing and flossing techniques and send them home with their own oral health kit.
Prevention is the best method of maintaining a fantastic smile. By brushing and flossing daily, your child will prevent cavities and plaque buildup. With regular dental appointments, they’ll prevent oral issues from ruining their smiles. Make sure your children start the school year off strong with a great, healthy smile. We’re conveniently located so the appointment doesn’t have to interfere with learning. Find out more about our hours and location on our Facebook page or give us a call to find a time that works best for you and your child.
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients. Call us anytime at (415) 209-6060.