Summer break is ending, and a new school year is on the horizon. Throughout the summer, your children may have developed problems, such as cavities or tooth decay, from eating too many sweets and ice cream to keep cool during the scorching heat. After all, having fun in the sun is liable to lead to breaking a few healthy dental habits.
Prioritize visiting your pediatric dentist in McAllen on your back-to-school to-do list. When you enter our offices at Heroes Dental, we will guide you through the process and make sure you and your child are comfortable during your visit.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR CHILD’S DENTAL CHECK-UP
1.- AN OVERALL HEALTH EXAMINATION
During your child’s dental check-up, we make sure to prioritize the state of their overall dental health. Your pediatric dentists in McAllen will make sure to identify any existing dental problems and take the required steps to treat these issues or book additional appointments if necessary.
We focus on your child’s teeth, gums, and bite. We also make sure their teeth are lining up and work to detect any potential orthodontic issues. Additionally, we examine their baby teeth, making sure they are falling at an appropriate rate.
During your child’s visit, we may be required to administer an x-ray. This is only done when necessary to keep an eye on the growth and roots of your child’s teeth.
However, because dental decay is one of the most common conditions in children, we make sure to use x-rays to detect any signs of a growing problem. Doing so will allow us to treat dental decay in its early stages.
Administering a deep cleaning of your child’s teeth is a must! The bad habits built during summer vacation, such as skipping brushing or eating too many sugary sweets, can cause an accumulation of gunk.
Our pediatric dentists at Heroes Dental do a thorough job of removing any leftover bacteria and plaque that has been lodged around the nooks and crannies of your child’s teeth. Removing cavity-causing bacteria also ensures healthy gum tissue.
4.- TEETH WHITENING
Our pediatric dentist in McAllen will be sure to take care of any discolorations through a teeth whitening procedure.
Children may experience teeth discolorations due to improper brushing or eating too many acidic foods and drinks, amongst many other reasons. For example, by not brushing their teeth twice a day or rushing to complete the task, your child’s teeth may begin to develop a yellowing or gray appearance.
Acidic foods and drinks, such as junk foods and soda, may also cause your children’s teeth to look dull, dark or develop more serious concerns, such as tooth decay.
Your child may start the school year participating in after-school sports activities. At Heroes Dental, we make sure to prioritize your children’s oral health by recommending protective mouthguards to prevent any injury to their teeth.
Mouth guards are essential to protecting against chipped or knocked-out teeth.
Please be sure to bring your child’s current mouth guard to your dental visit so that we may inspect and recommend any adjustments.
6.- CAVITIES AND SEALANTS
Filling cavities and adding sealants are a sure-fire way to maintain strong and healthy teeth for the new school year. Your McAllen pediatric dentist will remove any decaying tissue and fill all cavities.
Our pediatric dentists at Heroes Dental may also apply sealants to any permanent molars. Sealants are thin coatings (usually made from plastic or other materials) that reduce the risk of cavities and dental decay by 80%.
YOUR CHILD’S DENTAL HEALTH IS OUR PRIORITY
At Heroes Dental, we are dedicated to helping children avoid dental issues throughout the school year. We will make sure to treat any potential problems and book any additional appointments necessary.
Your child’s dental health and safety are our utmost priority, and we guarantee a smooth and comfortable dental visit!
CONTACT HEROES DENTAL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL DENTAL VISIT!