In a perfect world, your child would never have a cavity, and her or his gums would be strong, vibrant, and pink all the time. Well, at the office of our pediatric dentist 48038, James Latinis, an exam and cleaning every six months goes a long way toward making that as close to a reality as possible.
If your child is coming in for the first time, he or she will first become acquainted with our staff, and especially our pediatric dentist 48038. We’ll make certain that your child is familiarized with the equipment and instruments that are used so that they don’t seem at all scary or intimidating. Our office is dedicated to gentle and painless care. The dental exam begins with a physical checkup and visual inspection of the teeth, gums, and bite (occlusion). With the addition of x-rays, the priority is to find any cavities while they’re still too small to put her or him in jeopardy of a toothache. Again, preventing pain is the goal of our pediatric dentist 48038. And keeping your child’s primary (baby) teeth in until they are ready to fall out on their own is key to ensuring that there is sufficient room for the permanent (adult) teeth to erupt later on. The teeth cleaning is also essential, because it removes the plaque that your child’s toothbrush and dental floss missed, as well as tartar buildup, both of which combine to cause tooth decay and gum disease. Symptoms of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, are also reversed due to a teeth cleaning. It’s like hitting the reset button so that his or her oral well-being is at its highest level.
Please reach out to our office and set up a time to come in with our child to see our pediatric dentist 48038 for a twice-yearly exam and cleaning.