Kids Dental Check-up and Clean
Do you know that brushing and flossing alone is not enough to maintain your child’s healthy teeth and gums?
Are you looking for a trusted kid-friendly dentist to navigate your child’s dental journey during their critical development stages? Book a dental appointment with our friendly dentist at Molonglo Dental Surgery – call 02 6287 1222.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease affecting children in Australia. It is important to detect chronic dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease before they are allowed to develop into more serious conditions. That is why it is recommended that children visit the dentist every six months for a routine dental check-up and professional teeth cleaning.
Children are more susceptible to tooth ailments throughout their adolescent years. During this critical juncture, it is imperative to ensure that your children’s teeth, gums and mouth are checked for any underlying conditions that may signal future problems, which may entail further investigation or treatment.
Unfortunately, most of the dental ailments exhibit very subtle signs and symptoms that tend to escape the untrained eye. In fact, to detect some of these elusive symptoms may require special diagnostic tools used by dentists or dental hygienists such as x-ray.
Besides checking for cavities, our dentist will carefully inspect each tooth and perform a thorough cleaning in addition to other preventive treatments such as fluoride and fissure sealants. If any red flags are detected, the dentist is in the best position to deal with the problem – minor problems may even be swiftly treated during the same appointment.
It is important to know that most serious dental conditions begin as a small problem. If detected early, most serious ailments including periodontitis (an advanced stage of gum disease), tooth loss and even oral cancer are preventable.
You should view your child’s twice-yearly dental exam with the same level of importance you give to their immunization injections – both are critical preventative measures to ensure that your child is well protected or insulated from potentially dangerous chronic diseases.
As a parent, you have the primary caregiver’s duty of maintaining the dental health of your child. We at Molonglo Dental Surgery would like to become your trusted dental partner, to play a complementary role and help navigate your children through this critical dental development phase.
We cooperate with parents through several initiatives such as the following:
Children’s basic dental care education: This includes encouraging and teaching your child how to brush and floss their teeth. We make use of kid-friendly diagrams and models to make the lessons fun, engaging and easy to understand.
Children’s Dietary Advice for Healthy Teeth and Gums: Using easy-to-digest guides and charts, we can share practical tips and nutritional advice with parents on the type of food and drinks that kids are encouraged to consume as well as those to eat in moderation or avoid.
Oral Hygiene Fundamentals: It is important that parents learn the building blocks of maintaining a healthy dental lifestyle so they can impart these positive dental habits from a young age to last a lifetime.
At risk of sounding like a broken record, we cannot overstate the importance of bringing your child to the dentist every 6 months for a regular examination and cleaning. As your dental care professionals, it is our duty to improve the dental health of your kids and we take that responsibility very seriously.
It is important to establish a regular oral hygiene routine for your young ones so they can pick up positive lifelong habits.