Back-to-School Dental Visits

School is back in session! While you’re helping your children get the best accessories and outfits, there’s something else that’s just as important – their smile! Your Santa Rosa dentist wants to ensure that your entire family is getting the dental care you deserve, which is why it’s important for everyone to visit our office around this time. Take a look at some common questions we know parents have for your children’s visit.
 
How is your child’s oral health?
 
During your child’s exam, we’ll be able to take a look at the big picture (meaning your child’s teeth and gums). We want to ensure that you’re taking care of their baby teeth since they’re just as important as their permanent ones. We’ll take a look at their alignment, making sure their teeth are lining up correctly, as well as their bite and the possibility of orthodontic treatment.
 
Why does my child need a cleaning?
 
These cleanings are a must! During our exam, we’ll be able to see the state of your child’s teeth, whether they need fillings or other dental treatments, and provide a top-of-the-line cleaning when all is said and done. This cleaning will take care of the build-up of bacteria and plaque that are around their teeth and gums, which can quickly turn into decay if not properly cleaned. Without these cleanings, your child could suffer from premature tooth loss, tooth decay, gum disease, and much more!
 
Does my child need an x-ray?
 
While we complete a thorough dental examination, x-rays are extremely important so we can see the root of a problem – literally! Sometimes, we’re not able to see any problems below the surface, but that’s what x-rays are for. With the help of x-rays, we’re able to see how your children’s teeth are developing and if there are any problems underneath the surface.
 
We want both kids and adults to know the necessary steps to taking care of their smile, no matter what time of year it is. Call our Santa Rosa dentist today at (707) 571-7890 to schedule your family’s appointment and start your Fall journey towards a healthier and happier smile!