Routine dental appointments are essential for keeping your child’s mouth healthy and encouraging great lifelong oral health habits. Preventive care includes:
Six-Month Teeth Cleanings
Regular cleanings and hygiene appointments with Dr. Knight will keep your child’s mouth healthy and prevent common dental issues like decay and cavities. We help parents encourage positive hygiene habits and work with families to keep little smiles strong.
Regular cleanings keep your child’s teeth healthy and bright, and ensure that their oral development is on the right track.
Six-month cleanings, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments help prevent cavities, which are the most common preventable childhood disease.
Preventive dentistry helps your child avoid more complex, costly treatments like fillings, which saves you both time and money.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that has the unique ability to remineralize tooth enamel and help strengthen teeth that have been affected by minor decay. During treatment, Dr. Knight will apply a fluoride-rich solution to your child’s teeth, then rinse it away. This solution encourages teeth to become stronger and it can even reverse minor cases of tooth decay known as “soft spots”. Soft spots occur when the enamel is weak, but a cavity has not yet fully developed. Ask us about fluoride treatments at your child's next preventive appointment!
Dental sealants consist of a strong, transparent liquid resin which is applied to your child’s rear teeth after a cleaning. This liquid resin hardens into a barrier that prevents oral bacteria, acid, and food particles from touching the enamel directly. In turn, this helps prevent cavities and ensures that your child’s teeth remain healthy. When properly applied, sealants can prevent cavities for up to 10 years.
Regular cleanings allow us to remove any plaque and tartar that may be built up on your child’s teeth. It also gives us a chance to track their oral health and development, and look for any issues such as tooth decay or signs that your child may need orthodontic treatment. Bring your little ones to Knight Pediatric Dentistry for routine cleanings and checkups to keep their smiles carefree, happy, and healthy.
At Knight Pediatric Dentistry, we do not routinely take x-rays until after the age of four. When your child reaches this age, Dr. Knight may suggest dental x-rays during preventive appointments if he believes that a hidden dental issue may be present.
Dental x-rays are often the best tool to achieve an accurate diagnosis, and our team will walk you and your little one through every step of the process to keep you informed and comfortable. X-rays are quick and painless, and they’ll give you peace of mind knowing that any small dental issue will be addressed before it becomes a bigger problem.
According to the American Dental Association, patients should visit the dentist every six months. This ensures that all surfaces of your teeth are cleaned and any harmful substances are removed from between your teeth and under your gums. Book an appointment today for preventive care to maintain a healthy, strong smile for years to come.
Cavities can often go undetected because the beginning stages of tooth decay are often difficult to notice. For this reason, preventive care is critical to address cavities before they become bigger, painful, more costly issues. Signs of larger cavities include toothaches, tooth sensitivity, and visible holes or pits in your teeth. If you notice any of these signs or if you would like to schedule a preventive appointment, give us a call today at (414) 236-5885
The earliest stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, is characterized by inflamed gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Other signs of periodontal disease include a receding gum line or teeth that appear longer, bad breath that won’t go away, pain when chewing, and swollen gums. If you notice any of these symptoms, give us a call to discuss your options for treatment!