As a parent, you’re passionate about your child’s health and happiness. This also extends to their long-term oral health. While primary teeth will eventually be shed to make room for the permanent teeth, they still need to be maintained. A child that has one or two primary teeth extracted is at increased risk of needing braces in their teenage years.
To aid in helping your son or daughter maintain a healthy mouth that is free of tooth decay and gum disease, Dr. Troy Hardy recommends having a dental checkup performed twice a year. This will allow our team to clean away any plaque buildup and hardened tartar as well as monitor the health and development of their mouth.
The dental checkup starts with a thorough dental cleaning administered by one of our highly trained and friendly dental hygienists. During this gentle cleaning, the hygienist will keep an eye out for any signs of cavities or gum disease.
Our Hardy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry dentist will then perform a thorough examination of your child’s mouth. If he finds any areas of concern, your dentist will discuss the potential treatment options with you. This might also include preventive measures.
If you live in the Lehi, Utah, area and your child is due for a dental exam and cleaning, you should call 801-331-8449 to schedule an appointment at Hardy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.