Answers to 5 Common Questions about Pediatric Dentistry by Metro Dentalcare

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Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health. As the leading clinic for pediatric dentistry and oral surgery in St. Paul, MN, and the local areas, Metro Dentalcare is committed to providing quality dental services to your child. We have convenient locations across the Twin Cities community, so you can easily reach out to us for your child’s dental care needs. Below are common questions and our answers on the best ways to care for your child’s teeth:

Questions about Pediatric Dentistry

  • How often should my child see a dentist? – According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should undergo a dental check-up at least twice every year. However, some might need more dental visits due to an increased risk of tooth decay and cavities. Be sure to visit the dentist regularly to know the best schedule for your child.
  • What are the things to expect during a dental check-up? – If you’re looking for a clinic that can perform topnotch children’s dentistry in St. Paul, MN, and the nearby areas, look no further than Metro Dentalcare. During a dental check-up, we will review your child’s dental history and examine his teeth and jaws. His teeth will then be cleaned and polished, followed by a fluoride solution application to keep his pearly whites healthy.
  • Does my child need to visit the dentist twice a year even if he has never had cavities? – Yes, because regular check-ups are the key to keeping your child’s teeth cavity-free. During the cleaning session, the dentist will remove debris that build up on your child’s teeth and gums. This is also an effective way to monitor changes in your child’s oral health.
  • Are X-rays required every appointment? – No, dentists perform X-rays only when necessary, such as when diagnosing tooth decay or abnormalities.
  •  How can I help my child have good dental health? – Dr. Aliya Sullivan from the Metro Dentalcare office in Ramsey, MN, recommends that you encourage your child to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Flossing at least once a day is also ideal to prevent unwanted debris in between teeth. Finally, be sure to bring your child to a dentist for regular check-ups.

For more information about your child’s dental care, get in touch with Metro Dentalcare. We specialize in a wide range of services, including pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and teeth whitening in Saint Paul, MN, and the nearby areas. Call us at (612) 638-1234 or complete our form to schedule a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!