The Importance of Regular Exams & Cleanings
Taking your kids in for regular exams & cleanings is a vital part of helping them to establish a good oral health routine that they can follow throughout their lives. Our team at Kidz Choice Detnal does everything possible to make your child feel comfortable and at ease during their regular exam and cleaning appointments. If your child needs an x‐ray, our staff knows how to accomplish it in the easiest way possible with “gag‐free” x‐rays!
Why Regular Exams & Cleanings Are So Important
Most parents know how important it is to teach your kids about good oral hygiene and make sure that they brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. But the truth is that no matter how hard you or your kids try to fight off cavities, you’ll never be able to do so successfully without bringing your kids into
the dentist for regular exams & cleanings.
The reason is that plaque and tartar build up quickly, and even the most diligent parent can’t prevent that from happening or effectively remove that plaque and tartar once it has built up. For that, you need the help of a Kidz Choice Dental team member, who can use the specially designed tools that can keep your kids’ teeth clean and healthy.
But there’s another reason to bring in your little ones for regular exams & cleanings: It’s important that your kids feel comfortable coming to the dentist. If they don’t, or if they have a bad experience at another dentist office where people don’t specialize in children’s dentistry, the effects of that experience can last a lifetime. Starting them off with the right dentist – like those on staff at Kidz Choice Dental – means that they’ll be at ease and comfortable with going to the dentist, so they’ll continue to do so throughout their lifetimes.
What to Expect During Regular Exams & Cleanings
Typically, your child will experience the following during a dental exam and professional cleaning, one of our dentists and/or team members will examine your child’s gums for any signs of gum disease. Our dentists will then assess the condition of existing dental restorations, such as dental fillings and alternative options. Our team members will take a full set of x‐rays when necessary, using digital “gag‐free” x‐ray technology.
Your child’s teeth will be cleaned by a dental professional who specializes in children’s or pediatric dentistry. Dr. Lee and Dr. Willis are both pediatric dentists at our Fort Smith location and Dr. Buchman at our Conway location is a general dentist who practices pediatrics and is trained in Invisalign.
If you are seeking a children’s dentist or orthodontist near Conway or Fort Smith, Arkansas, contact Kidz Choice Dental to schedule a visit. You can reach our Conway office at 501-328-5439 or reach our Fort Smith office at 479-452-8650. You can also fill out our Appointment Request Form below to request your child’s dental appointment. A member of our staff will get back with you soon! We’re excited to meet you.