Dr. McKay Garrett will provide a thorough children’s dental examination in Phoenix, Arizona, following a routine cleaning appointment. The process will include an examination of the child’s mouth, teeth and gums, and a discussion about at-home dental care. If the child has tooth decay or other problems that require further treatment, our dentist will discuss them with you at this time. If needed, an appointment will be set for a later date.
Regular dental examinations are the best protection against gum disease, tooth loss, and other dental conditions. Our pediatric dentist, as well as The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend dental examinations every 6 months. This is the best way to preserve your child’s oral health.
What types of problems can regular oral examinations detect and help prevent?
Regular, comprehensive oral exams can help to detect and prevent common tooth problems, such as:
- Tooth decay (dental caries)
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
- Bone damage
- Abnormal tooth alignment
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
Tooth Club For Kids encourages you to help ease your child through any dental anxiety or nervousness by remaining calm, supportive and positive. If you feel calm, this will help your child to remain calm too. Please get in touch with our helpful and friendly team at 602-843-1275 to arrange your child’s routine checkup.