What to Expect During a Child’s Dental Exam

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Tue, 02/03/2015

The American Dental Association designates every February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. The theme for 2015 is “Defeat Monster Mouth,” a slogan that encourages kids to brush, floss, and eat healthy to avoid plaque buildup. At-home care is important, and your family dentist can reinforce good hygiene with professional services.

No matter how well parents teach children to care for their teeth, professional treatment is still critical to help kids develop healthy habits and maintain their mouth for years to come. During a family dentistry visit, you and your child can generally expect:

  • Thorough teeth cleaning and exam
  • Close evaluation of your child’s dental health and hygiene
  • Hands-on guidance for better brushing and flossing
  • Counseling on healthy drinks and snacks
  • Assessment of your child’s bite – X-rays and others tests might be necessary to evaluate development

The exact steps a dentist will perform during your child’s visit will vary based on the child’s age and health needs. A toddler will likely be evaluated differently than a child in grade school or a preteen.

Though your child’s dental health needs might change with age, our Goldsboro family dentists’ commitment to quality care does not. For more than 40 years, patients have trusted Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles to provide friendly, compassionate solutions for helping kids and parents maintain their oral health. Patients who were once our youngest visitors now have families of their own and trust us to provide care for the next generation.

To learn more about our family dentistry services, please call Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles at 252-291-2892 today. We proudly serve Goldsboro and communities throughout the Raleigh area.

Dixon Boles & Associates