Dental Exams & Cleanings

Serving Flower Mound, TX, and Surrounding Areas

At Happy Pediatric Dental of Flower Mound, we specialize in maintaining healthy smiles. Our preventive care, including routine dental exams and cleanings, is integral to the ongoing fight against tooth decay, gum disease, and many other oral health concerns. Dr. Harman and his team make the experience exciting, engaging, and educational. Your little one will love going to the dentist's office!

What Are the Benefits of Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings?

Children should see a dentist for the first time six months after the first tooth erupts and no later than age one. From then on, most kids require dental visits twice a year to maintain healthy smiles.

So why are exams and cleanings so important? Seeing your child regularly allows us to look out for tooth decay, cavities, and other oral health issues. We also monitor how the teeth and jaws are developing to make sure everything stays on track. Regular exams help us spot dental problems early on while they are easiest to treat.

Professional cleanings are also key components of preventive care. That is because removing plaque and tartar deposits reduces the risk of cavities and gum disease and helps keep little smiles clean and fresh. Most importantly, we demonstrate proper oral hygiene care to kids and parents to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

What Happens During Your Child's Exam?

Depending on your little one's needs, we may start the exam by taking digital x-rays with our state-of-the-art imaging equipment. The images collected help us detect cavities and other dental concerns hidden under the gums and inside the teeth.

Dr. Harman will evaluate the health of your child's teeth and gums. If your little one has sealants or any dental work, he will make sure they are in tip-top shape. He will also recommend any preventive or restorative care needed to keep your child's smile at its best. Dr. Harman is always happy to answer your questions and offer guidance for breaking habits, such as thumb-sucking.

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

We will start by showing your little one our dental instruments and use child-friendly language and behavior management techniques to help even the most anxious child have fun at the dentist's office. Using special kid-sized instruments, our dental hygienist will get into every nook and cranny and clean away plaque and tartar deposits that you cannot remove using a toothbrush and floss.

After your little one's teeth are squeaky clean and bright, we will apply fluoride varnish to strengthen the tooth enamel and help keep those tiny pearly whites free of decay. We will also go over your child's brushing and flossing habits and offer guidance as necessary.

Healthy Habits for Long-Term Healthy Smiles

Excellent oral hygiene is one of the best ways to maintain healthy smiles. Make sure your little one brushes and flosses daily. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends using a smear of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice from when the first baby tooth erupts. A pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste is recommended for children between the ages of three and six.

Make sure your little one consumes a balanced, nutritious diet to ensure the gums and baby teeth get all the nutrients they need to stay healthy. Limit sugary, starchy, or hard foods to lower the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and tooth fractures.

Quality Pediatric Dental Care Near Me in Flower Mound, TX

If you are looking for a pediatric dentistry practice offering gentle, kid-friendly care, we invite you to visit Happy Pediatric Dental of Flower Mound. Dr. Harman and his team will do everything they can to ensure your child is comfortable and happy while receiving the best possible care. Together, we will lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

To learn more about our preventive dental exams and cleanings, we invite you to call our office at 469-240-5128 or fill out our online form to request an appointment today. We look forward to caring for your child's smile!

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