4 Questions To Ask At The Back-To-School Dentist Check-Up

Posted by McKeel Family Dentistry on Wednesday, July 24, 2019


While some schools don’t require a back-to-school dental check-up before classes resume, Michael McKeel, DMD and the staff at McKeel Family Dentistry urge parents to seek out dental check-ups before school starts in Gresham. Early before-school check-ups allow us to help spot any issues with your child’s teeth before school starts. Waiting until after school starts may result in children needing to miss school for dental care. Michael McKeel, DMD welcomes Gresham families to McKeel Family Dentistry for their back-to-school check-ups.

It is highly encouraged that parents engage actively with learning about their children’s oral health. Michael McKeel, DMD welcomes any questions parents have regarding their children’s dental needs. Some good sample questions to ask at a back-to-school check-up include:

How is My Child’s Overall Dental Health?

Michael McKeel, DMD will help Gresham parents see the big picture of their child’s dental health. Common children’s check-ups include making sure their teeth are lining up correction and keeping an eye out for any dental health issues that may show up later. McKeel Family Dentistry keeps Gresham patients well informed of their children’s gum and teeth health.

Will My Child Get A Cleaning Today?

Regular dental cleanings are highly recommended at Mckeel Family Dentistry. No matter how well you brush, it is not possible to get rid of all the bacteria that can lead to cavities. Michael McKeel, DMD can provide your child with a professional cleaning that will remove more of the cavity-causing bacteria and helps to keep gum tissue healthy, as well as remove stains from teeth.

Does My Child Need An X-Ray?

An x-ray can allow us to see how your child’s teeth are developing and make sure the tooth roots are healthy. They also are used to see if there is any tooth decay between your child’s teeth. This won’t be a requirement for every visit, but they are extremely useful when the dentist suggests one.

Can You Check My Child’s Mouthguard?

Gresham patients who have children who play sports should bring along the child’s mouthguard. This allows your dentist to check for wear, tear, and fit.

Making regular visits to your dentist is the key to maintaining good dental health.

Dr. Michael L. McKeel, DMD., has almost 50 years of experience providing oral health services to the Gresham community and specializes in dental bonding procedures. We have a friendly, family-oriented staff committed to providing each of our patients with the best dental care services in Gresham.

Trust McKeel Family Dentistry in Gresham to meet the needs of your family’s complete oral health. Learn about the wide range of dental services we offer, including children’s dentistrycosmetic dentistry, dental bonding, exams and cleanings, and much more. To schedule a visit or if you have questions, please contact us or call us at (503) 665-8888.


Categories: Brushing Tips, childrens dentistry, dental checkups, dental exams

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