Here at Pediatric Dentistry Tulsa, regular check-ups are the go to appointments. It’s an important part of maintaining your healthy and happy smile! No matter what your age or your dental history, it is always important to maintain regular check-ups for your dental hygiene. Not only do we need to keep our teeth healthy, but we need to keep our gums and tongue healthy as well. You need to maintain every 6 months a checkup to provide maximum health for your dental hygiene. Checkups don’t even need to last long, providing convenience for you and your lifestyle. A regular check-up lasts 20 to 40 minutes.
Sedation dentistry is a bit different than your normal checkup here at pediatric dentistry Tulsa. Sedation dentistry provides a safe and comfortable check up for your special dental hygiene needs. This type of Dentistry helps manage pain and alleviate discomfort through the practices of medication. You can benefit from this type of dentistry if you have Extreme anxiety and fear for dental hygiene, difficult dental history, traumatic experiences, fear of needles, and for those with sensitive teeth. Sedation dentistry comes with two types of dentistry: oral consciousness and inhalation sedation. Both options provide you with a relaxed state of mind and a comfortability with the dentist doing work in your mouth.
You should start to schedule your child’s first dental appointment between their six month to year birthday and you can do so at pediatric dentistry Tulsa. We offer a dental kit to children so they can see what is going on and reduce the fear of a dentist doing work on their teeth. Did you know that your child will receive 20 primary teeth before the age of 3? This time causes gums to be sore and uncomfortable – you may find your child chewing on things to alleviate the discomfort. To provide more comfort you can give your child an ice cube to chew on, or massage their gums with a cool washcloth.
To help your child adopt dental hygiene habits, we recommend here at pediatric dentistry Tulsa To examine their teeth as soon as they start to pop out from the gum. Take notice of any discoloration, strange lines, or any other signs of abnormal dental health. We recommend at this early stage of brushing 4 times today with a baby toothbrush you can purchase from your nearest supercenter without using toothpaste, especially focusing on after eating or drinking. For children younger than two do not use a fluoride toothpaste, this will be harmful for your newborn baby. Be sure to be as active and as fun as you can during this time, insuring your child to look forward to good dental hygiene practices.
We pride ourselves here at Morrow, Lai, and Kitterman pediatric dentistry Tulsa in being the topmost dentists for your children and the Tulsa location. We are dedicated to your child’s dental health and your peace of mind as their parent. If you have not scheduled an appointment with us yet, please feel free to give us a call at 918-742-9810 or book an appointment with us today on our website at mlkdentistry.com. Prevent tooth decay and a rotting smile by scheduling your appointment with us for your child to ensure proper dental hygiene. All of our dentists look forward to meeting your family upon your arrival.