Seeing a dentist for cleaning procedures at least twice a year should be an important part of your child’s development. When you take your kid to the dentist, a routine cleaning helps get rid of plaque and tartar buildup that kids are not able to clean with normal brushing and flossing at home.
Dental Teeth Cleaning Procedures
Dental cleaning procedures help give the dentist a good idea of how healthy your child’s teeth are and if he or she has been brushing and flossing at home.
Routine cleanings should begin as soon your child’s first teeth come in. Teeth cleaning procedures typically follow the these steps:
- A dental professional will take a look at your child’s teeth, and check them for any possible problems such as plaque or cavities.
- Next, any plaque they find will be removed. The dental professional will floss in between your child’s teeth and use special tools to scrape off any tartar, which is hardened, built up plaque.
- Then they’ll use a motorized brush and some toothpaste to clean and polish the teeth.
- The dentist will often decide to take x-rays to double check that everything is alright with your child’s mouth.
- Finally, your child will usually get a quick fluoride treatment to protect his or her teeth.
If your children need to see a dentist for a cleaning procedure, please give us a call ore email us for an appointment. We make every kid feel welcome in our fun office.
We also allow parents to go into the treatment room with their children or view the procedures from a special viewing are. We find that it usually helps young children feel comfortable during their procedures if their parents are allowed to be by their sides.