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Preventive Care is the Key to Lasting Smiles

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The Significance of Preventive Dental Care

Preventive dental care is the key to maintaining healthy smiles for a lifetime. It plays a vital role in:

  • Avoiding Dental Issues: Regular checkups help detect and address dental issues early, preventing them from becoming more significant and more costly problems down the road.
  • Promoting Oral Health: Consistent preventive care encourages the development of good oral hygiene habits, ensuring your family's oral health is always a priority.
  • Reducing Dental Anxiety: Familiarity with dental visits through preventive care appointments helps reduce dental anxiety, making future visits more comfortable for both adults and children.

How Often Should You See the Dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends adults schedule a dental checkup and cleaning every six months. Just like adults, children should visit the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. Typically, pediatric dentists recommend checkups every six months. These appointments are crucial for monitoring your child's dental development and maintaining their oral health.

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What to Expect During a Complete Dental Checkup

A complete dental checkup at PBJ Kids Dentistry is a comprehensive process designed to ensure the health and vitality of your family's smiles. Here's what you can expect during your visit:

Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning is an essential part of maintaining optimal oral health. Our skilled dental hygienists will:

  • Remove Plaque and Tartar: Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to cavities and gum disease. We'll carefully remove these substances to keep your child's teeth and gums healthy.
  • Polish Your Teeth: We'll polish your child's teeth to remove surface stains, leaving your smile fresh and bright.
  • Floss and Educate: Our team will floss your child's teeth and provide guidance on proper flossing techniques to help you maintain healthy gums and teeth at home.


Digital X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool that allows us to see what's happening beneath the surface of teeth and gums. Here's how they benefit your child's checkup:

  • Detect Hidden Issues: X-rays can reveal problems not visible to the naked eye, such as cavities between teeth or issues with tooth roots.
  • Monitor Dental Development: For children, X-rays help monitor the development of permanent teeth, ensuring they're growing correctly.
  • Plan Treatments: If any dental issues are detected, X-rays help us plan and provide appropriate treatments.

Dental Exam

The dental exam is the heart of every checkup. Our caring and skilled dentist will:

  • Examine Your Teeth: We'll carefully inspect each tooth for signs of cavities, wear, or damage.
  • Assess Your Gums: We'll evaluate the health of the gums, checking for signs of gum disease or inflammation.
  • Check Every Bite: We'll assess your child's bite to ensure that their teeth align correctly and function properly.
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Patient comfort is our priority! For children who may need a little extra relaxation, we offer laughing gas to make their experience stress-free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are dental checkups important for children?

Dental checkups for children are important because they:

  • Monitor growth: Checkups ensure proper development of baby and permanent teeth.
  • Prevent cavities: They help prevent cavities in children's growing teeth.
  • Teach good habits: Regular visits instill good oral hygiene habits from a young age.

How often should children have dental checkups?

Children should typically have dental checkups every six months. However, this can vary depending on the child's individual oral health and development.

What happens during a dental checkup for children?

A dental checkup for children typically involves:

  • The dentist checks for proper tooth development and any cavities.
  • A cleaning to remove plaque and tartar.
  • The application of sealants or fluoride to prevent cavities.
  • Oral health education to teach good oral hygiene habits.

Do dental checkups hurt for children?

Dental checkups for children should not hurt. Our team uses child-friendly techniques and ensures the experience is as comfortable as possible.

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