Our goal is to make your child’s dental experience with us calm and entertaining while being motivational about good home oral care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics recommends every child see a dentist by the time their first tooth erupts and no later than their first birthday. Establishing a dental home early will encourage healthy habits that last a lifetime and ensure that your child receives preventive care.
Routine dental cleanings and evaluations are important for your child to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent tooth decay and disease. Our goal is to prevent your child from dental disease. Comprehensive oral evaluations, by our pediatric dentists, will determine the preventative measures that must be taken for your child to maintain optimal oral health. We will review oral hygiene instructions, dietary guidelines, water quality, and any recommended treatment, following the evaluation, with you and your child, as appropriate.
Maintaining a 2-3 times a year cleaning schedule is the key to prevention. Your child will get to choose a fun toothpaste flavor before sitting back to watch a kid-friendly movie overhead while their teeth are cleaned. As mentioned above, our pediatric hygienists are specifically trained in pediatric oral health care and treatment of infants, children, and adults.
Professional cleanings remove mineralized plaque that can develop despite good home brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. The pediatric hygienists spend time reviewing your child’s dietary intake and daily dental hygiene routines, encourage healthy eating habits and instruct proper brushing and flossing techniques at each check up visit. During the appointment, your child’s teeth will be scaled and polished to remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces and under the gum line. Stains caused by food, medication, and other factors, will be removed. The hygienists then place mineral treatment to coat and protect the teeth.