We recommend oral health exams twice a year, preferably during your child’s bi-annual teeth cleaning.
Oral health exams allow dentists to take a deeper look into your oral health while also gaining insight into your body’s health as a whole. Sometimes, dentists and dental hygienists can see signs of other health problems, such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and lupus, just by looking at your mouth.
Our dentist will examine your child for abnormalities in the development of their primary teeth and any adult teeth that may be surfacing. We also check for plaque build-up which can lead to sickness.
At Corridor Kids, we recommend bringing your child for their first dental visit at age 1 or within 6 months of their first baby tooth coming in. This initial visit allows your child’s dentist to discuss oral health topics, such as thumb-sucking and pacifier habits, cleaning your child’s teeth and gums, baby tooth decay, teething and much more.
It is our goal to make sure your child learns the importance of practicing daily oral hygiene and how it prevents dental problems down the road. Focusing on optimal oral health early in life can help your child experience a lifetime of healthy smiles.