Our San Antonio children’s dentists suggest taking your children to a dentist for a regular dental exam every six months to ensure their long term oral health.
What is a dental exam?
A dental exam is what we call the time when one of our children’s dentists examines your teeth and gums for plaque, tartar buildup, cavities, and other oral ailments.
Why are dental exams so important?
Getting a regular dental exam is an important form of preventative dentistry, helping to catch problems before they happen.
While many people think that they can catch oral/dental health problems before they get serious, the truth is that the signs of trouble may not be so clear. Cavities may not always hurt, and plaque and tartar buildup is not always able to be removed by a toothbrush.
Having a professional (such as one of our San Antonio children’s dentists) examine your child’s teeth can help avoid negatively altering their appearance, and help you save money on correcting problems after they have formed.
And when you pair it with a regular dental cleaning and proper home dental care – you can ensure that your child has a beautiful and strong bite and smile for years to come.
How can I help my child prepare for a dental exam?
The best way to prepare for a dental exam is to practice good oral care at home, by regularly flossing and brushing your teeth at least two times a day and to make sure you do so before your visit.
Need help teaching your child proper dental hygiene techniques?
One of our friendly children’s dentists or dental assistants would be more than happy to help teach your child how to best brush and floss their teeth. Our goal is for your child to pass our dental exam with a bright, white, healthy smile!
I’d like to make an appointment for an exam with my San Antonio children’s dentists!
We’re ready to help protect your child’s smile with our gentle and caring touch. Simply call us at: 210-435-3333 orschedule an appointment online. We can’t wait to see you!