Just like adults, it is important for children to visit the dentist regularly. The ADA, or American Dental Association, recommends that patients have a checkup and cleaning every six months. During the checkup, our dentist will:
• Remove dental calculus — bacterial buildup in the form of plaque or tartar (if left alone, this buildup can cause tooth decay and gum disease)
• Floss between the teeth
• Polish the surface of the tooth to help prevent buildup
• Provide an examination of the teeth and gums, looking for signs of decay, disease or infection
These steps will keep young smiles healthy, helping them avoid problems in the future. Dr. Leo Man may also use dental imaging, such as X-rays, to give a more thorough examination. Throughout your child’s visit, Dr. Leo Man and our team will work to make sure your child feels comfortable and at ease.
Schedule an appointment for a pediatric exam in Chino Hills, California, at 909-590-2229 and help ensure your child’s dental health. Man Dental is also glad to go over advice for keeping your child’s teeth healthy. Our dentist can go over how to properly brush and floss and other dental care tips. Proper at-home care is the first step to avoiding dental decay and gum disease, and our practice strives to instill these habits while children are still young.