Your growing child is constantly changing. This involves their growing teeth and shifting bones. Our dentists at Edinburg Family Dentistry encourage regular dental exams and cleanings for your child’s health. What does a pediatric dentist look for in your child’s mouth? To understand what your child’s dentist is looking for, we encourage you to continue reading.
Our dentists have a checklist when examining your child’s mouth. It is vital for our dentists to examine your child’s teeth so as to avoid any problems that may occur later. It helps to prevent additional treatments, expenses, and pain for your child by looking for the obvious problems in your child’s teeth. Your child’s dentist will begin by looking for signs of decay, cavities, or other problems. They will also look for signs of proper alignment and if the teeth are too crowded together in their mouth. This could cause problems later on in their life. The dentist may also readily recognize areas in your child’s mouth that are not as clean as the rest of their mouth. Acknowledging this to your child may help to prevent cavities in the near future. Our dentist may want to speak with your child about proper dental care habits to encourage healthy behaviors.
Your child’s dentist will also look for signs if your child may need braces once they are a little older. It is better to begin preparations early on to further benefit your child. If you have any other questions or concerns about your child’s oral health, then we welcome you to ask our dentist and bring your concerns to their attention. Contact our pediatric dentists to set up your child’s next dental exam and cleaning appointment.