Top 14 Questions To Ask Your Child’s Dentist
Working with a children’s dentist is crucial for your child’s oral health development. Understandably, the dentist’s office can be a scary, uncertain place for children.
Fortunately, asking the right pediatric dentistry questions can help you and your child prepare for any trip to the dentist.
Here are some of the top questions to ask a dentist for your child.
What does the pediatric exam include?
Ask the dentist how they perform children’s dental exams, so you and your child know what to expect.
How often should my child visit the dentist?
While the Canadian Dental Association recommends children see the dentist every six months, some children may need more frequent visits based on their oral health concerns.
What toothpaste do you recommend?
Choosing the right toothpaste for your child is important, and your pediatric dentist can provide some suggestions.
Should my child wear a mouthguard?
If your child plays sports or grinds his teeth at night, a mouthguard may help prevent several dental concerns. Check with your dentist to see if this option could help.
What are some children’s toothbrushing tips?
Great oral hygiene starts early. Make sure you and your child understand how to brush their teeth. The dentist can provide helpful tips.
When should my child lose their baby teeth?
Children all lose their baby teeth at different times, but if your child still has them after age 9 it may be worth looking into. Your pediatric dentist can provide guidance.
When do kids need to floss?
Flossing is a critical part of dental hygiene, but it’s not effective until kids have gap-free teeth. Check with your dentist to determine when your child should floss.
Does my child need to stop using a pacifier (or thumbsucking)?
Ask your dentist if your child’s thumb-sucking or pacifier use is having any visible effects, and receive some guidance on when/how to break these habits.
What can I do about these “shark teeth?”
“Shark teeth” occur when the adult teeth grow in over baby teeth that are still present. This may require extraction or orthodontic intervention depending on the case.
Is my child’s mouth overcrowded?
As adult teeth come in, overcrowding may be a concern. Anticipating this ahead of time can help dentists and families prevent the issue with palate expanders or other dental interventions.
What should I do about my child’s chipped tooth?
Some chipped teeth require a filling while others don’t. Your dentist can help guide you.
When does my child need dental x-rays?
Unless there is a specific reason, most children won’t get dental x-rays until age 5 and above.
How’s my child’s brushing?
As kids get older, they handle their own brushing. However, brushing tends to be a concern for many kids. Ask your dentist about any brushing blind spots they notice and to help your child make the necessary corrections.
What if I have more pediatric dentistry questions?
When you work with the Signature Smiles kids’ dentist in Regina, SK, you can ask any questions at any time! Our team is always here to help.
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