When your child comes to Toothbeary for the first time, we will do a full assessment. This involves examination of the lips, tongue, teeth, gums, soft and hard palate. This is carried out at the beginning of every appointment by either the dentist or dental hygienist/therapist. It allows us to assess the oral health of your child and identify any changes such as tooth decay, oral conditions, gum health, tooth loss/eruption, abscess or trauma. Additionally, we will take intraoral x-rays if needed.
The results from the examination will determine whether your child would benefit from dental treatment or not. You will then be advised by one of our team what would be the most appropriate and suitable treatment route for your child. We will give you tips and help, in terms of prevention through oral hygiene routines, diet advice and appropriate recalls for check-ups and cleanings.
Part of an oral health assessment is teaching children how to look after their own teeth at home. You can read more about how we do this in the webpages below: