We all know that establishing good habits early in life will greatly increase our chances of living a happy, healthy life! This is just as important when it comes to our oral health: establishing a routine of preventive care and good at home oral hygiene can help us have a lifetime of healthy smiles!
For parents and caregivers, this means it is just as important to bring young children in to the dentist for regular check ups and exams as it is to schedule your own twice yearly appointments. Dr. Trinkner recommends beginning routine dental visits around age 3 and offers the convenience of treating all members of the family in his Columbia dental office.
Dr. Trinkner and his staff welcome your whole family to the dentist and are experienced in making young patients feel relaxed and comfortable when they come in for regular check ups or a dental procedure. Children are as susceptible as adults to cavities and decay and routine visits will allow Dr. Trinkner to spot potential problems in the early stages when conservative treatment is most effective. Pediatric patients will receive a comprehensive exam during preventive care visits, including:
- Teeth cleaning
- Fluoride treatment
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Periodontal screening
- Examination of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and jaw position
These visits also help Dr. Trinkner to notice changes that may occur and indicate a developing oral health issue, enabling him to offer a treatment plan that may prevent future dental health problems. Dr. Trinkner and his staff also take the time to educate young patients on how to brush, floss and maintain good oral health at home.
Make a visit to Dr. Trinkner part of your “back to school” routine! Contact him at his Columbia, SC dental practice to schedule a consultation for you and your family.