Diagnostic Dentistry

Routine Oral Evaluation

Regular evaluations are an important part of maintaining your child’s optimum oral health. During the Oral Evaluation process our pediatric dentist examines your child’s teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy. Attention is also given to the facial structures and jaw to ensure normal development.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends Oral Evaluations be scheduled for children twice per year. The first visit should occur within 6 months of the first milk tooth erupting or by age one.

Digital Dental X-Rays

For the comfort of our young patients, Hawthorne Kids Dentistry uses digital radiography (x-rays) for screening teeth. Taking regular x-rays of your child’s teeth allows us to evaluate and diagnose their continually growing & changing mouths. Children are also more prone to developing cavities and therefore may need more x-rays than adults.

Growth and Development Dental Evaluation

In addition to screening teeth, a Growth and Development Dental Evaluation are imperative to make sure your child’s teeth and jaws are developing with normalcy. It can help with early detection of teeth and jaw misalignment or abnormalities with jaw growth.