We know your kids can’t wait to get out of school and enjoy all that summer has to offer and we’re sure you’re busy planning activities, vacations and appointments for the whole family, but don’t forget to schedule your 6 month check-up at Beaverton Tendercare.
Dentistry for the Whole Family
We love kids of all ages and our team members strive to help make them feel comfortable and have fun, so that visiting the dentist becomes something they look forward to. We encourage parents to bring their child when they reach 2 years of age and every six months thereafter. Establishing routine and familiarity is key to making dentist visits easy and pain free for everyone. We will make sure your child receives a gentle but thorough examination of their teeth and gums, as well as snapping a few x-ray shots to check for any decay and to monitor development of new teeth under the gums. Topical fluoride may be applied to help protect against regular decay and we will speak to you and your child about proper tooth and mouth care. To top it all off we’ll send them home with a fun treat like a balloon or pencil.
We’re located conveniently near many Beaverton schools so that you can make your visit right after school or schedule around summer activities. Dr. Wong and his staff are available for any questions you may have before or after your visit. Feel free to contact us online or over the phone. We believe in laying a strong foundation for good dental health all throughout your child’s life.
If you have a high school aged child getting ready to go to college, make sure they come in to see us at Beaverton TenderCare before they go. Hopefully, with our help and your guidance, your high school student has already learned the importance of every day dental care, but a gentle reminder never hurts.
It is also wise to have us evaluate the state of their third molars (wisdom teeth). Typically, it is ideal to remove the wisdom teeth between the ages of 16-22 because it is easier at that age. In addition, wisdom teeth can cause a great deal of pain if they are not removed. Parents always tell us that summer vacation is the best time for their kids to have their wisdom teeth removed because they are more available and have time to recover.
Schedule an appointment for a checkup before they pack their bags and we’ll make sure they bring their best smile to their first day of class. Might we suggest also putting together an oral hygiene goodie bag with an electric toothbrush (don’t forget extra heads), their favorite flavor of toothpaste and floss and a bottle or two of mouthwash. Remember that things can get pretty crazy for the first year college student and if you can make maintaining good oral health easier, they’ll thank you later. Nobody wants a toothache when they are trying to study for exams and a beautiful smile can make a great impression on all their new peers and professors.