Nicole E Pagonis DDS
Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA
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Why Are Routine Dental Exams Important for Kids?

August 8, 2021
Posted By: Nicole E. Pagonis, DDS Staff
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Routine dental exams are essential for kids and patients of all ages; this includes routine teeth cleanings for older children as well.

Dental exams allow your child’s dentist to spot potential problems early and stop dental health issues before they start. Teeth cleanings rid your child’s teeth of harmful bacteria and cavity-causing plaque and tartar.

Your Child’s Pediatric Dentist in Los Gatos, CA

Unless your child has a specific oral health concern, visits to the dentist every six months should be sufficient. This schedule has been shown to lower cavity risks and keep your child’s teeth healthy.

During the exam, our dentist in Los Gatos makes sure teeth are coming in properly in younger patients and that the jaw is developing as it should. We also take periodic x-rays to ensure cavities are not lurking between teeth and nothing is wrong below the gumline.

Based on exam findings, your child’s dentist plans treatment, which may include a tooth-colored filling if there is a cavity. These tooth fillings are designed to match teeth and not detract from your child’s smile.

If your child is prone to cavities, your dentist may suggest a fluoride treatment or dental sealant to strengthen enamel and keep debris away from the teeth.

Pediatric Teeth Cleanings in Los Gatos, CA

When age-appropriate, we begin professional teeth cleanings every six months for children. This is a gentle dental treatment that removes debris and other harmful ingredients from your child’s teeth and gums.

At-Home Dental Care

We can provide tips for keeping your child’s smile healthy between dental checkups, including brushing techniques and nutritional information. And we are always here to answer your questions and address your concerns. Our goal is always your child’s oral health.

Los Gatos Pediatric Dentistry for Children of All Ages

If you’re looking for a dentist for your child or want to establish pediatric dentistry in our location, we would love to hear from you. So give us a call today.

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