Your team at Adventure Kids Dental utilizes advanced technology to deliver optimal results safely and keep visits comfortable, convenient, and fun for the whole family! We also carry products to help strengthen homecare routines.
Who uses the word jiff anymore? The word is probably as unpopular as traditional x-rays in dental practices—not that they didn’t help dentists diagnose problems that weren’t obvious to our eyes alone, but updated digital x-rays have improved our visibility and reduced radiation exposure!
Along with reducing the radiation your child and our staff are exposed to by as much as 70%, digital x-rays are convenient because they can be taken from the comfort of the dental chair, then displayed on our screens for us to examine with you and your child.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends panoramic x-ray images for children around the ages of seven or eight. At these ages, their permanent teeth are starting to erupt, and we’d like to ensure they’re developing properly and spot potential abnormalities early.
Panoramic x-rays can show us whether your child has missing or additional teeth, the position of their teeth (whether they’re coming in at an angle or may cause crowding), the health of their temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and any cysts of growths that may be cause for concern.
By now you might be asking, “Just how many images are necessary for dentists to take?” The truth is, the more we have from each angle, the more precise we’re able to be with diagnosis and treatment planning—that benefits everyone! Intraoral cameras help us in several ways.
The cameras are at the end of what we can call a magic wand, and they allow us to create an accurate record of the development of your child’s mouth, as well as their hygiene routines! The photos we take will be displayed for us to go over together.
We carry Oral-B® toothbrushes in our practice and are happy to give them to children at each visit. You can count on the bristles to be soft, because gum tissue and enamel don’t need a lot of force for plaque removal—in fact, hard bristles and brushing can damage both.
We also keep Waterpik® flossers in our inventory, because while there is a learning curve involved with these gadgets, they deliver comparable results to the traditional string floss, and once they get the hang of it, children often find them easier and more fun to use.
Contact your Roseville children’s dentists, Drs. Jeff and Candy McComb at Adventure Kids Dental today to build your child’s smile portfolio!