We’re almost in the middle of August, which means for some school is just around the corner. Before you get lost in the maze of school shopping, don’t forget to make an appointment with Dr. Truong. Your Dallas dentist explains why all kids should visit the dentist before they head back to school.

Checkups and Cleanings

How often do your children visit the dentist? The American Dental Association recommends children over the age of three undergo a checkup and potentially a cleaning once every six months. These visits allow Dr. Truong to carefully examine the teeth and gums to watch for any signs of developing dental issues, including misalignment and cavities. Routine visits also let your little ones become accustomed to the sights and sounds of the dentist office, reducing the livelihood of your kids developing dental anxiety. Once school starts, your hectic schedule can make finding the time to visit the dentist difficult. With a simple checkup and cleaning, Dr. Truong can find out if your children require any fillings, crowns, or other treatments before they start the school year. To schedule a consultation, simply call our office today.

Treating and Preventing Tooth Decay

What happens if Dr. Truong discovers a cavity? If the teeth are merely susceptible to decay but a cavity hasn’t formed yet, Dr. Truong may recommend fluoride treatments to strengthen the outer enamel and safeguard against tooth decay. If a cavity is present, a tooth-colored filling may be placed. Designed to mimic the look of a tooth, a filling stops the spread of decay and improves the health of the tooth. In rare cases, advanced decay may require more than a filling. Fortunately, Dr. Truong offers lifelike dental crowns made from durable and stain-resistant porcelain. If you have any questions about our crowns or fillings for kids, contact the office today.

About Dr. Truong:

Dallas TX dentist, 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).