Comprehensive Dental Exams Specialist

Brody Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry located in Aventura, FL & Miami Beach, FL

Dental exams give your child’s dentist an opportunity to identify any potential concerning dental problems as early as possible. At Brody Pediatric Dentistry in Aventura and Miami Beach, Florida, Michael Brody, DDS, Dana Storch, DDS, and the team perform comprehensive dental exams for children and teens. To schedule a dental exam with the team at Brody Pediatric Dentistry, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Comprehensive Dental Exams Q & A

What are comprehensive dental exams?

A comprehensive dental exam is a preventive screening in which the team at Brody Pediatric Dentistry assesses your child’s oral health. Dental exams help the team detect early signs of disease and potential orthodontic issues that might impact your child’s oral health in the future. 

Cavities, gum disease, and teeth grinding all require early intervention to effectively treat. By bringing your child in for regular dental exams, you can help maintain their oral health and avoid complex, expensive restorative treatments.

What can comprehensive dental exams prevent?

As preventive evaluations, comprehensive dental exams can help minimize your child’s risk of many common dental conditions, including:

  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Tooth erosion from teeth grinding
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Discolored teeth

If your child is already showing signs of misaligned teeth or malocclusion (bad bite), dental exams give the team at Brody Pediatric Dentistry the information they need to provide early intervention. 

These early treatments prevent a minor dental concern from evolving into a larger problem. For example, early intervention for children with crowded teeth can shorten the amount of time they will need to wear braces as teenagers.

What happens during comprehensive dental exams?

Once your child is settled, the team performs a visual assessment of their teeth, bite, jaw, and soft tissues. They check for any abnormal lesions, growths, and signs of cavities. Next, the team takes X-rays to view the underlying structures in your child’s mouth.

Dental exams include a comprehensive teeth cleaning. After removing plaque and bacteria from your child’s teeth, the team brushes, flosses, and polishes them. They may also apply a strengthening fluoride treatment. Finally, the team gives you and your child valuable information on how to improve or maintain your family’s oral hygiene.

How often does my child need comprehensive dental exams?

The team at Brody Pediatric Dentistry recommends comprehensive dental exams at least twice a year, or once every six months, to maintain the health and appearance of your child’s teeth. These bi-annual visits ensure that your child’s teeth and gums remain healthy and strong.

To learn more about comprehensive dental exams, call Brody Pediatric Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.