Before you know it, your kids will be going back to school! Which means they will need to get ready. Along with shopping for school supplies, you should also consider their oral health too. In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about helping kids get ready to go back-to-school!
Getting Little Smiles Ready
In addition to gathering school supplies and new clothes, consider an appointment with our team! We will examine the smile and look for possible signs of trouble, such as cavities. We can then discuss treatment before they head back to school, so they do so with a strong and healthy smile. This means they won’t need to miss classes or extracurricular activities and risk falling behind.
Exams and Cleanings
When you bring your little one in for an appointment, our team will take a close look at the smile. Using digital imaging technology and x-rays, we will make diagnosis with accuracy and precision. This means we can uncover the earliest stages of decay or infection, as well as gingivitis, and provide treatment to address these issues. We will also make sure they are not at risk for misalignment by making sure baby teeth fall out on schedule and that permanent teeth are erupting properly.
During the same visit, we will also have a dental cleaning appointment. The cleaning appointment means we will remove all plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual pick. Removing this buildup helps fight bad breath and teeth stains, and also lowers the risk of cavities and gingivitis too. We complete the process by thoroughly polishing the teeth too.
We also have unique preventive treatment options, which are designed to help safeguard smiles against cavities in the coming months. For example, we could apply fluoride to the teeth to shore up the outer nek and reduce the risk of tooth decay. Our team could also place dental sealants on the rear teeth, which are most difficult for kids to reach when they brush and floss, and are therefore the more vulnerable parts of the smile. But the sealants prevent particles from our foods and drinks by clinging to these teeth, lowering the risk of cavities. They can stay in place for up to ten years in some cases, and will wear away gradually on their own, but clinging to the most vulnerable parts of the tooth the longest.
If you have any questions, then give our team a call.
Do You Have Questions About Children’s Dentistry?
When your kids are getting ready to go back to school, make sure their smiles are healthy and ready too! To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312.