Teeth for Life – Fort Washington, PA
A Healthy Smile Starts at Home
Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining good oral health. During regular pediatric dental checkups, the hygienist will:
- Check for any problems that may not be seen or felt
- Look for cavities or other signs of tooth decay
- Inspect the teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
- Provide a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish
Visiting the pediatric dentist every six months gives you and your child the chance to talk with your doctor and receive answers for any questions you may have about your family’s oral health. Dental checkups are also a great way to find out about new treatments that may benefit your child’s smile.
Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush
From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it’s important to choose the right products. Keep in mind that when you’re looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush be sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Your dentist can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home.
Learn More About Teeth
Did you know that at birth, people already have 20 primary (baby) teeth that begin erupting after six months, and that by age 21 there are no more primary teeth and all 32 permanent teeth have erupted?
Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!