First Dental Visit Downey CA

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First Dental Visit Downey, CA

If you or your child need to see a dentist for the first time in Southern California, come visit us at Downey Dental Arts. With a welcoming, helpful staff, clean facilities, and best-in-class technologies, Downey Dental Arts is your number one choice for a first dental visit in Downey.

Why Should I Visit a Dentist in Downey?

You may think you don’t need to see a dentist if you currently have no cavities or apparent problems with your teeth, gums, and mouth. However, many problems with the teeth and gums start years before any obvious damage has occurred. This is why you need to visit your dentist in Downey on a regular basis, at least twice per year, to prevent dental problems.

At What Age Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit?

Babies should be brought in to get checked out by your local Downey dentist at around six months of age or by the time they have their first tooth. Children should be seen by an orthodontist to be evaluated for potential misalignments in the teeth and jaw around the age of seven.

First Dental Visit Downey CA
First Dental Visit in Downey CA

What Happens during a First Dental Visit?

At your first dental visit, we will thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, and gums. We aren’t just looking for cavities. We will be looking for signs of gum disease, misaligned teeth, uneven wear and tear, and other warning signs of tooth and gum disease. We will also conduct a comprehensive exam to look for signs of oral cancer. Dentists are the first line of defense against oral cancer, one of the most common types of cancers in the world.

What Is a Routine Teeth Cleaning?

Usually, we will also perform a routine teeth cleaning at your first dental visit. During the cleaning, our dental hygienist will gently scrape away plaque and tartar buildup that attracts bacteria. This bacteria can damage teeth and gums, so it is important to get your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice per year.

What Does a First Dental Visit Cost?

Your dental health insurance may completely cover the cost of your first dental visit. Most dental plans include a yearly checkup and tooth cleaning because these preventative measures actually save money in the long run.

At Downey Dental Arts, we accept most dental health plans, and we recommend obtaining one if you aren’t already insured for dental. The cost of a dental health plan can run from $15 to $30 per month per person, which is very affordable. Contact us if you want to know which dental plans we accept.

Want to Know More About What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit?

If you are interested in scheduling your first dental visit and/or have any questions, contact us by calling (562) 445-3363 at Downey Dental Arts.


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