Visiting the Dentist
Check-Ups: What Happens
*This webpage is for information purposes only. It is NOT a substitute for professional dental advice.*
- Take your child to the dentist at least once a year.
- During a regular check-up, the dentist will examine your child’s teeth and mouth for dental problems, such as cavities. The examination may include x-rays.
- The dentist may also provide a cleaning, fluoride, sealants, mouth guard fittings, etc.
You can keep your child's teeth healthy by taking your child to a dentist at least once a year.
What to expect during a regular check-up
During a regular check-up you can expect the dentist to examine your child’s teeth to pinpoint existing or potential problems, such as cavities or gum disease.
The dentist and/or dental hygienist will also:
Other common procedures
Other procedures that often happen during a check-up include:
- X-rays to check for dental problems, such as cavities.
- A custom-made mouth guard fitting to protect your child’s teeth and gums
(if your child plays sports). A mouth guard will fit perfectly over your child’s teeth
and gums to protect them.