Because children grow so quickly and changes in the mouth occur rapidly, it is important that teeth are cleaned and examined usually every six months. Good dental health depends upon good habit, including proper brushing, regular visits, and a healthy diet. We recommend that dental cleanings be performed twice annually as a preventative measure.
During your visit the dentist will:
Examine your child's mouth, teeth and gums
Evaluate need for fluoride
Teach about cleaning your child's teeth and gums and perform a dental cleaning
The benefits of dental cleaning include:
Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.