Dental Exams

Dr. Haman considers each cleaning and exam an important part of what we do at Discovery Kids Dental. We are focused on making sure your children remember their visits to the dentist as fun and friendly. We are always searching for ways to make routine dental exams and cleaning appointments interesting and relaxing while delivering the high-quality care your child deserves.

What Happens During a Cleaning?

First, you and your child arrive at our office and check in with our staff. If you have never been to our office before, we will be happy to give you and your family a tour. Our assistants make sure your child is comfortable in our treatment chairs while they watch cartoons from our ceiling-mounted tvs. They can lean back and let all of their worries disappear. You are more than welcome to accompany your child throughout the visit― that is up to you and your child.

During the cleaning portion of the visit, Our assistants brush and polish your children’s teeth as well as gently remove built-up plaque in between teeth and along the gum line.Our assistants also clean the hard-to-reach spaces like the back molars, ensuring all bacteria is removed prior to the dental exam.

What Happens During an Exam?

Once the cleaning is finished, Dr. Haman conducts an in-depth exam of the teeth and gums. She will look for signs of decay and check for malocclusion, or “bad bite.” While many of our conclusions can be reached with only a visual inspection, Our assistants may also take digital X-rays to see what’s going on beneath the gum line and in between the teeth. This can help us further diagnose issues that may have gone unnoticed.

Following the exam, our team will communicate with both parent and child about the condition of their teeth and let you know if he or she needs any special follow-up visits. We offer suggestions for improving at-home dental care and answer any questions either of you may have.

How Often Should You Schedule Dental Checkups?

It is recommended that children visit the dentist at least once every six months for a cleaning and exam. This regular maintenance schedule can truly limit the number of problems that arise over the course of a child’s oral development.

You can trust Discovery Kids Dental to transform your idea of a scary dental appointment into a welcoming event your child will look forward to twice a year.







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  • Dr. Michelle Haman

    Dr. Michelle Haman was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa, where she graduated.

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    Jessica

    I was born in Hastings, NE and moved to Colorado Springs when I was six years old. I graduated.

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    Dianna

    My name is Dianna, I have enjoyed working the front desk at Dr. Haman’s office since August 2007.

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    Brenda

    My name is Brenda, I am a native to Colorado. I studied Business at ASU.

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    Leann

    I was born and raised in Colorado Springs and graduated from Doherty High School.

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    Allison

    My name is Allison. I chose to work in pediatric dentistry because I love to care for children.

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