The dentist keeps meticulous records of the child’s ongoing dental health and jaw development. The condition of a child’s teeth can change fairly rapidly. Routine six monthly check-ups are crucial in identifying any early problems to the teeth. By inspecting newly formed teeth early an appropriate treatment can be done whether being dental sealants, fills, orthodontic treatment or improvement in oral hygiene and diet
Dental X-rays are often the only way to identify tiny cavities in primary (baby) teeth. Though the child may not be feeling any pain, left unchecked, these tiny cavities can rapidly turn into large cavities, tooth decay, and eventually, childhood periodontal disease and tooth loss.