Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Scheffler recommend dental cleanings every 6 months with a complete oral examination every 12 months. This may vary depending on your child’s needs and can be discussed further with the dentist.
Each child’s need for dental x-rays is different. Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Scheffler are very conservative with radiographs and will discuss their specific recommendation for your child at their dental visit.
A sealant is a protective coating that can be applied to the biting surface of permanent molars to prevent decay from starting. Sealants usually last quite a while, but we will examine them at 6 month exams and can replace them as needed. Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Scheffler only use BPA free sealant material.
It is recommended that professional fluoride be applied at cleanings and annual exams to aid the prevention of decay. Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Scheffler understand some parent’s do not want fluoride used with their child. Please inform our staff before any treatment is initiated so we can discuss options with you.