Navigating your child’s dental care can be difficult. Many parents aren’t sure how soon a child needs to brush, much less see a dentist. However, like adults, children require regular dental care to maintain a healthy smile and prevent serious dental problems. To keep your child’s smile healthy and bright, you need to make sure your little one undergoes regular dental checkups.

Frequently Asked Questions About Children’s Checkups

Question: When does my child need to see his/her Dallas TX dentist for the first time?

Answer: Typically, the first visit should occur shortly after the arrival of the first baby tooth. This initial visit doesn’t involve treatment, but instead allows Dr. Truong to make sure the teeth are erupting properly.

Question: How often do children need a checkup?

Answer: The American Dental Association says that around age three your child should start seeing a dentist for dental checkups once every six months. Even if it’s been a long time since your child’s last checkup, give us a call and we can schedule a checkup at the earliest convenience.

Question: What happens during a checkup?

Answer: During a dental checkup, your Dallas TX dentist will thoroughly exam your child’s teeth and gums. She will watch for any indicators of serious dental health issues, including cavities and gingivitis. In addition, identifying developing misalignment allows your child to start orthodontic treatment before the issue requires more intensive and costly treasures down the road. Finally, a dental checkup will also help reduces dental anxiety, allowing your little one to get to know Dr. Truong and our friendly and professional staff.

Question: What else can I do to keep my little one’s smile healthy?

Answer: You should always help your child brush and floss every day. Even baby teeth require good dental care. Otherwise advanced cavities can cause the premature loss of a baby tooth, which causes the permanent teeth to erupt unevenly.

About Dr. Truong: Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. Our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).