Regular Dental Checkups for Kids
Receiving regular dental checkups is very important for helping children and teens maintain positive oral health. We use these visits to monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth and to check for any problems or issues that may have developed since their last visit.
Many problems like cavities can go unnoticed until a regular checkup is provided. And it’s also important to make sure your child’s teeth are growing normally and determine whether or not any orthodontic corrections are needed.
Every child who visits us for a regular checkup receives a full examination, a professional cleaning, and digital X-rays if necessary.
- Full Examination: Our dental professionals will take a complete look at the inside of your child’s mouth in order to check for any problems or issues. Based on our findings, we can make suggestions or develop treatment plans if necessary.
- Professional Cleaning: The goal with a professional cleaning is to remove any unwanted buildup of bacteria or plaque from your child’s teeth and to help brighten their smile. Our dental professionals can clean those hard-to-reach areas that your child may have difficulty cleaning on their own. We will also remove surface stains to give them a brighter smile!
- Digital X-Rays: Some oral health issues can only be detected through the use of digital X-rays. These radiography devices allow us to see the hidden areas of your child’s mouth, including any teeth that have yet to emerge. Digital X-Rays are incredibly safe, and the pictures can be a great motivational tactic for those kids who aren’t convinced that dental care is important!
Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics also offers a special Dental Assistant Training Program for our older patients. This is a fantastic program for teens who feel they may be interested in pursuing a career in dentistry later in life. The program lasts 13 sessions, with classes being held on either Saturdays or Sundays. We are happy to provide more information for teens and their parents.
Bring your child to Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for a regular checkup. We’ll help them obtain a great smile. Please call us at (512) 234-3535 to schedule an appointment.