Regular Dental Checkup

Regular six-month checkups are essential to maintain good oral health for children and adults.

Regular Dental Checkups

At Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry, we provide a friendly, comforting environment where kids learn the importance of good dental habits. Scheduling regular dental checkups is essential to maintaining your child’s oral health and ensuring their smile stays bright and healthy, especially since young teeth are more prone to cavities and decay. We recommend routine dental checkups every six months, starting when your child grows their first tooth. 

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  • Why are dental checkups important?

    Dental checkups are vital for early detection and prevention of oral health issues. Regular visits allow our pediatric dentists to monitor your child’s dental development and catch problems like cavities or gum disease early when they are easier to treat. Checkups also include professional cleanings, which remove plaque and tartar buildup that regular brushing can’t handle.

  • How often should you get dental checkups?

    We recommend that children visit Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry every six months for a regular checkup and cleaning. This frequency can vary depending on your child’s specific oral health needs. Some children at higher risk of dental issues may need to come in more frequently.


  • Why are brushing and flossing important?

    Brushing and flossing removes food particles and bacteria that form on teeth. If not removed, plaque can lead to cavities and gum disease. Teaching your child to brush twice daily and floss lays the foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and healthy teeth and gums.

  • How long should kids brush their teeth?

    Children two and older should brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day. Use a timer or play a song to make brushing fun, and ensure they brush for two minutes. Using toothbrushes with their favorite characters and flavored low fluoride toothpaste can make brushing more enjoyable for younger children. 

  • What are other preventative dental care strategies?

    Preventative dental care is essential for maintaining oral health and avoiding long-term dental issues. Here are some effective strategies for preventing dental problems, especially in children:

    1. Sealants: Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars, where most cavities in children are found. Sealants keep out food and bacteria that contribute to cavities.
    2. Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride strengthens the teeth and helps prevent tooth decay. Treatments are applied in a dental office and are often recommended for children since they are at a higher risk of cavities.
    3. Diagnostic X-rays: X-rays help dentists identify tooth decay early to treat it before it worsens.


Is It Time For Your Child's Next Checkup?

If it's been six months since your child's last dental exam, contact our office or request an appointment to get their appointment scheduled, or explore the other pediatric dental services we offer.

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Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry

8020 S 13th St.
Lincoln, NE 68512
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Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Reception Only)





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