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Prevention is the most important step to enjoy good oral health. Oral diseases are chronic and serious infections that should not be taken lightly.
What we look for during the dental examination:
- Damaged, missing or decayed teeth
- Early signs of decay
- The position of your teeth (eg: spaces between them, occlusion
- Signs that you grit your teeth or tighten the muscles of your jaw
- The general health and functions of your temporomandibular joint (which joins your jaw to your skull)
- 2D and 3D x-rays if necessary, to take detailed pictures of your teeth and gums and, in some cases, the structure of the jaw.
The role of the dentist is also to explain what happens during the exam and to report on the results.
At Clinique dentaire Place Viau, we will make every effort to make visits quick and comforting while offering a quality service tailored to your child's needs.
Here are 3 reasons why you need to take your child regularly to the dentist:
- You'll know if they brush his or her teeth well.
- Your dentist can spot problems early and fix them.
- Your child will learn that going to the dentist helps to eliminate (or prevent) oral problems.
Once your child has teeth, he or she is susceptible to tooth decay. Breast milk, formula, cow's milk and fruit juices all contain sugar. Most of the time, an exam every six months will allow the dentist to do an effective prevention.
Note: Examinations are free for children from 0 to 9 years old.
All 20 primary teeth will have appeared before the child is two to three years old. It is about 6 to 12 years old that the roots slowly disappear and the primary teeth fall. Around the age of 6 or 7, the first permanent (or adult) teeth appear. They are also known as "first molars" or "six-year molars". They grow in the back of the mouth behind the last primary teeth and do not replace any primary teeth
If the tooth decays, gingivitis can affect the gums that support them. It is an inflammation of the gums. One can protect oneself against the diseases of the gum with a good oral hygiene. Brushing your child's teeth is important, even if sometimes the gums bleed.
Yes, Young children are not able to clean their own teeth. As a parent, you must do it for them when they are very young and do it with them, as they get older. If you do not get rid of bacteria and sugars that cause cavities, they will have all night to wreak havoc. Saliva helps keep your mouth clean. Since during the night the body produces less, it is VERY important that your child brush their teeth before going to bed.
Ideally, brushing should be done after each meal, since bacteria begins to attack the teeth within minutes of eating. You must at least brush your teeth twice a day morning and night especially before bedtime where bacteria is most likely to form.
Flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you can not reach with your toothbrush. Plaque, the main cause of gum disease, is an invisible film loaded with bacteria that builds up on your teeth every day. Make it a habit of flossing every day.
To begin with, remember that a dental plan and a treatment plan are two separate things.
- A dental care plan is a way to help you pay for your dental treatments.
- A treatment plan is a personal plan that must meet your oral health needs. It serves as a road map for achieving or maintaining good oral health and it should not be dictated by what a dental plan covers.
When it comes to your oral health care, it's up to you to know your plan.
Points you need to know about your plan:
- What is covered each year?
- Is there a franchise?
- Is my coverage financially limited?
- How much am I covered for cleanings, x-rays, fillings and root canal treatments?
- Can I choose my own dentist? (Some plans may restrict your choice to a list of approved dentists.)
Your share is the part of the bill for which you will not get a refund. You need to understand what your plan covers and the extent of coverage.
Many of our patients are our friends now, and they recommend our dental clinic to their friends and come with their children and
senior parents to us. We are very proud that you entrust the health of your relatives to us!