Nothing is more heartwarming for a parent than seeing a big smile on their child’s face. At Oral Health Associates, we aim to provide children with quality dental care and treatment so they can live a long life with a healthy smile. Our trusted Green Bay family dentists also take every measure to ensure your child has a comfortable and friendly experience.  During your child’s dental exam and teeth cleaning, Drs. Mark Glime, Adam Koch, Brian Koch, and Robert Wetzel will complete a thorough assessment of their teeth, gums, and overall oral health. If necessary, they will also create a plan in consultation with you for any required treatments. Afterward, our skilled hygienists will professionally clean your child’s teeth to brighten their smile and remove any harmful bacteria. To schedule your child’s next teeth cleaning and dental exam with our Green Bay office, please call us at (920) 437-3376 or contact us online. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Importance of Regular Exams & Cleanings for Kids

Many parents will put off the first visit to the dentist until their child has established a full set of teeth. However, parents often don’t realize that children can have extra teeth or be missing teeth in areas they shouldn’t. As your child’s mouth develops, we can monitor the growth and adjust their oral health plan as needed. We want to make sure that the correct teeth are coming in at the right places. 

How Often Should Your Child Visit the Dentist? 

After your child’s first visit with our trusted family dentists, we recommend staying on a regular six-month dental exam and cleaning schedule, unless otherwise noted by their dentist. When it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth, preventative care is the best option. The best way to do that is to maintain a consistent pediatric dental exam and cleaning schedule. 

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Many parents are unsure when to schedule their child’s first visit or what maintaining a healthy mouth at home requires. We are here to guide your family toward a lifetime of healthy and clean teeth. At Oral Health Associates, our family dentists recommend scheduling your child’s first dental visit either at the age of one or within six months of when their first tooth erupts. Not only will this ensure your child is comfortably introduced to our environment at an early age, but you can help set them on a life-long path of properly maintaining great oral hygiene. During your child’s first dental visit, our team will conduct a comprehensive dental exam and any necessary x-rays. Then, if more complex treatment is needed, our team will work with you to establish a long-term dental plan that suits your child and your family. 

Just as the first few visits are important to make your child feel comfortable at the dentist, it is also incredibly valuable for the parent. Our staff strives to answer any parents’ questions and provide as much education and tips for instilling proper oral health practices at home. 

Children’s Dental Exam & Cleaning Services

Pediatric Dental Exams

While visiting the dentist may be nerve-wracking for you and your child, our family dentists are incredibly thorough and compassionate. At Oral Health Associates, what matters most to us is that your child feels comfortable and safe. We want to create a positive experience, so they look forward to returning for their visits every six months. During each visit, we do far more than search for cavities; we also monitor your child’s dental development, keep you updated on how they’re doing and let you know if there are any potential issues. 

Kid’s Teeth Cleaning

During each dental visit, our dental hygienists will remove harmful plaque and tartar that has built up along your child’s gum line and on their teeth. They will also expertly floss between their teeth and locate any potential trouble spots where their gums may bleed. To complete their visit, our hygienists will round off your child’s teeth cleaning with a fluoride treatment to help prevent tooth decay. 

At-Home Care

Oral health is all about daily care, and it is the easiest and most important thing a parent can do. Establishing healthy daily habits at home from an early age can lay the foundation for a lifetime of proper dental hygiene and overall health. In addition to daily oral care at home, we recommend that parents water down sugary drinks and juices or minimize drinks or snacks with high sugar content. By reducing sugar intake in your child, you can help prevent cavities. 

Ready to Schedule Your Child’s Dental Checkup?

Here at Oral Health Associates, we are dedicated to providing every child with a smile they can feel great about. Start your child on the right track and book an appointment with our family dentists at Oral Health Associates today. If you have any questions about dental care for your infant or young child, give us a call at 920-437-3376 or schedule an appointment online. 

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