Across the country, families are getting ready for their kids to return to school. In addition to picking up school supplies and new clothes, don’t forget about your little one’s smile! Before the school year starts and finding time to see us becomes more difficult, why not schedule a back to school visit?
Exams And Dental Cleanings
Before they return to school, we would love to offer a checkup and cleaning. The checkup involves carefully examining the smile for signs of trouble, such as developing misalignment, tooth decay, and issues with tooth eruption. Identifying these problems in the earliest stages allows us to treat them before they progress and require more extensive treatment options.
For the cleaning, we will remove all plaque and tartar from the teeth, which brushing and flossing alone cannot do. The procedure reduces the risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease. Patients also enjoy fresher breath and a brighter smile!
Preventive Fluoride Treatments
For younger children, we may provide a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral, one that strengthens outer enamel. In a few minutes, we can apply a varnish that helps your child avoid the onset of tooth decay. We want your little ones to stay cavity-free in between visits!
We can also provide a dental sealant. We will apply a plastic coating to the back teeth, which are often difficult for kids to reach when brushing and flossing. The sealant prevents food from becoming trapped between teeth, reducing the risk of tooth decay. The coating won’t need to be removed later as it simply wears away with time. If you have any questions about our exams, cleanings or preventive treatments, if you and your family want to schedule a visit, then contact our team today.
Does Your Family Need a Checkup?
We can help your family get ready for the next school year. For more information, schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.