We Want Your First Dental Visit To Be Amazing
The exam is by far the most important part of the whole visit! Dr. Travis or Dr. Nina will have the opportunity to meet you and your child, talk with you about any concerns or questions you have and will examine your child’s x-rays and teeth! They will go over proper oral hygiene and talk about best practices to implement at home.
Cleanings at Adaven are not only be fun but they’re very informative to the parent and child. We use a spin-like brush with prophy paste (similar to tooth paste but more abrasive). We have several different flavors you can choose from! We like to explain to you the importance of brushing and flossing and talk about ways you can improve!
After the cleaning is done, we will place a foam-like fluoride treatment on your child’s teeth for approximately sixty seconds. The fluoride is the best preventative care for your child. Sometimes the Doctor may recommend coming in every three months for an additional fluoride treatment.
Radiographs of the teeth are a very crucial part of each child’s first dental visit. It gives the doctor an inner-proximal (‘in between’) look of all the teeth to detect if there are any cavities. Those ‘in-between’ cavities are typically impossible to see without taking x-rays, which is why they’re so important. Our office likes to take approximately four x-rays for every child’s first visit: two bitewing (back teeth/posterior) x-rays and two occlusal (front teeth/anterior) x-rays. If your child is around the age of six and has the first adult molars erupting, or what we like to call ‘six-year-old molars,’ then we’ll most likely take a panoramic x-ray. This allows us to ensure the growth and development of your child is within normal limits.