Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of your teeth and gums between checkups. Our practice wants to make sure your child gets the most out of your office visits, and his or her teeth stay healthy for life!
We’ll work with you to provide complete dental care, and show you how to maintain your little one’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 oral health. During regular checkups, the hygienist will:
- Check for any problems you may not see or feel
- Look for cavities or other signs of tooth decay
- Inspect teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
- Perform a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish
Visiting our office every six months gives you the chance to ask Dr. Norman or Dr. Cat any questions you may have about oral health. Checkups are also a great way to find out about new treatments that may benefit your youngster’s smile.
Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush
From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it’s essential to choose the right products. Keep in mind that when you’re looking for a new toothpaste or brush, make sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). We can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home.
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 appeared?
Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!
Anatomy of a Tooth
Tooth Eruption Chart