We strongly recommend regular dental check-ups for all our patients, including children. Dental checks are really important for children because their mouths change quickly over a short space of time. It is beneficial for dentists to monitor these changes and check for early warning signs of decay and orthodontic problems.
What happens during a check-up?
Check-ups are quick and simple and there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Our team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Donnybrook has many years of experience in treating patients of all ages and they do everything they can to make going to the dentist fun for children. We understand that the surgery can be a scary place for young patients and we go the extra mile to make the experience enjoyable and stress-free.
During a check up, a dentist will examine the child’s mouth thoroughly, take a look at their tongue, gums and cheeks and check their teeth. Your child’s notes will contain information about the development of their teeth and notes about any potential problems or changes in the mouth; each check-up will be recorded and any changes will be jotted down.
If your child needs further treatment after a check-up a follow-up appointment will be scheduled; if their teeth are fine, another check-up will be arranged for 6 months time.
Why are check-ups important for children?
Check-ups are very important for children because they allow dentists to monitor the child’s oral health and identify any problems as early as possible; this means that issues can be addressed before they get to the stage where they could cause the child pain and discomfort. Taking a child to the dentist on a regular basis from an early age allows them to get used to the sights and sounds of the dental practice and increases their chance of enjoying good oral health.