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At Vela Dental Centers Crosstown in Corpus Christi, Texas, our dentists, Dr. Benjamin Vela and Dr. Henry Arredondo, know how vital dental checkups are to your child’s health. Our dentists recommend bringing in your child (from age six and up) to rule out any undiagnosed oral conditions such as a painful tooth or other chronic dental problem.

Why is this important? Children with chronic dental pain may not always tell their parents that something is wrong, often because they don’t know what is happening to them. Untreated dental conditions can lead to difficulty eating, speaking and concentrating, and may result in your child missing school. Sometimes the only sign that your child is suffering might be that your child may appear anxious, depressed or tired.

To assess your child’s oral health, Dr. Benjamin Vela and Dr. Henry Arredondo will evaluate the following:

— Your child’s eating habits.
— How well your child’s teeth are maintained.
— Any past treatment your child has received and what their current needs are.
— Whether your child drinks fluoridated water.
— Any factors that may indicate susceptibility to oral diseases.

Our team will examine your child’s smile for signs of any damaging dental conditions or diseases, and using dental X-rays to further evaluate your child’s smile, will make sure your child receives the dental care they need.

If your child hasn’t had a dental checkup recently, please call Vela Dental Centers Crosstown in Corpus Christi, Texas, at 361.884.2266 today. Dr. Benjamin Vela and Dr. Henry Arredondo are happy to help your child prepare for a healthy, successful school year!