Why Children Need Professional Dental Hygiene Appointments

Why Children Need Professional Dental Hygiene
Posted on 08/14/2019

Does your child try to avoid going to the dentist? Or is your schedule so full that you never seem to find the time to make an appointment with a pediatric dentistry? Well, while being busy is understandable, it is important to realize that if your child doesn’t have a professional dental hygiene appointment with a pediatric dentist regularly, he/she is likely to get a build up of plaque and tartar on the teeth that can lead to serious dental problems. And, given time, that would mean your child being in a dental chair for a lot more than a general dentistry visit and dental cleaning.

Make a Professional Dental Hygiene Appointment Every Six Months

It is recommended that kids have a professional dental hygiene appointment every six months. Regular visits to a pediatric dentist are the first defense against serious dental problems, including gum disease and tooth decay. These are conditions that in most cases are preventable with good professional dental care. For while home dental care and oral hygiene is important, it is not a substitute for a professional dental hygiene appointment with an experienced pediatric dentistry. Here’s why the experts at Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates recommend a professional dental hygiene appointment every six months:

Prevent Cavities

A toothbrush and floss won’t remove all of the natural plaque build up between the teeth and under the gums. Plaque is acidic, and it eats away at tooth enamel, leading to cavities and tooth decay. Regular dental care by a professional removes that plaque build up to help prevent cavities.

Stops Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

If plaque isn’t professionally removed it advances by moving farther down the tooth, causing gum disease. This makes the gums deteriorate and damages the supporting bone in the jaw, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss.
Stops Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

Brighter Smile

Drinking and eating naturally stains teeth, especially when people consume soda, tea, coffee, and other highly acidic, sugary substances. During a professional dental hygiene appointment with a pediatric dentist, those built up stains will be removed—leaving your child with a whiter, brighter smile.

Fresher Breath

If your child has persistent bad breath, professional dental care is the best way to keep his or her mouth healthy and free from odor.

Visit our Sugar Land or Wharton Office

When you bring your child in for a professional dental hygiene appointment, our caring pediatric dentists will examine his or her mouth and teeth in several ways, for example by:

  • Taking digital X-rays
  • Examining bite pattern
  • Evaluating gum tissue

Our team will also thoroughly clean your child’s teeth to remove plaque and tartar, as well as stains, and provide a protective fluoride application.

Make an Appointment with Our Pediatric Dentistry

Don’t let being busy keep you from taking your child to the dentist; regular professional dental hygiene appointments are vital for oral/dental health. Our Sugar Land and Wharton offices provide patients with a valuable dental care experience! Check out some of our patient family testimonials regarding their time with our pediatric dentistry and schedule your appointment with Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates today. It is the best way to keep your child’s teeth healthy. You can be assured that we will provide your children with the best dental care. Contact us at our Sugar Land or Wharton office now!

Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates

  • Sugar Land Location - 15200 S.W. Freeway, Suite 320, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Phone: 281-565-5437
  • Wharton Location - 1016 Sunny Lane, Wharton, TX 77488 Phone: 281-565-5437 Fax: 281-565-6446

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