Children need regular dental care like adults, as defined by the American Dental Association and your Birmingham dentist. Regular dental care means twice-yearly visits to the dentist for checkups and, eventually, teeth cleanings.
Your child’s preventive visit allows the dentist to see how their teeth are erupting. We can also monitor jaw development.
Regular checkups include:
- A visual exam of the teeth, gums, and jaw
- Periodic x-rays to look for emerging issues
- Teeth cleanings when your child reaches a certain age
- Dental sealants, if needed to reduce cavity risks
- Fluoride treatments when necessary to restore and strengthen enamel
Your child’s dentist in Birmingham also sets aside time to talk to you about your little one’s oral health, including any findings during the exam. Additionally, we are always happy to answer your questions and share oral health tips for the best results at home.
Of course, if your child has a specific oral health condition, we adjust the schedule to meet their needs. We are also here for your child if they wake with a toothache or experience oral trauma. At Cook Family Dental, we treat dental emergencies fast.
Looking for a Child’s Dentist in Birmingham?
We are always happy to welcome individuals, families, and children into our dental practice. So give us a call to get started.