A dental checkup for kids is nothing to be worried about having to do. We complete them on a regular basis, and our young patients typically look forward to them. This occurrence is something that surprises many parents since it is common for parents to worry that their children will not enjoy visiting the dentist.…
A Regular Kids Dental Cleaning is Important for Protecting Teeth
We can provide a kid's dental cleaning that helps your child to have healthy and beautiful teeth. When parents ask us if this is really necessary, we respond with a simple question, how good are your children at brushing and flossing? Most parents answer rather sheepishly that they either do not know or that their child could do better.
Let's face it. Most children do not do a good job of brushing their teeth. Even those who enjoy the process, there are a few, tend to rush or are unable to reach all areas of their mouth. Parents can help by completing brushing but with a wiggly toddler or preschooler, nighttime brushing can still be less than effective. Unfortunately, this can lead to a buildup of plaque and tartar on and in between the teeth, something that can lead to future tooth decay.
Be honest about the problem
First, it is important to be honest about the fact that children are not the best teeth brushers and that no matter how much we encourage them and show them how to brush properly, there is still going to be some residual plaque left on the teeth every day. Our goal is to minimize this through education and but it is best to be honest about the issues so that we can help prevent decay, rather than ignoring it.
Kids dental cleaning is easy
Fortunately, we are here to help. As a dentist, we enjoy cleaning teeth and helping our young patients to be as healthy as possible. Completing a kid's dental cleaning is something that we enjoy, is easy and comfortable for our young patients and we make it as convenient as possible for parents to schedule. Ultimately, this is a positive experience for everyone involved and an excellent way to help a child improve their oral health. With that in mind, there is really no reason not to schedule these appointments on a regular basis.
We make it comfortable
In our dental office, we understand the importance of helping a young child to be as comfortable as possible with the process. To do so, we take the time to be friendly and get to know our young patients so that they see a welcome face and a friendly smile each time they visit. This sets the stage for a more positive appointment in general.
Then, when it is time to clean teeth, we are encouraging and do things to make it fun. Dental tools become magical instruments with special names, we will talk about things in a childlike way and make sure that all this is happening while we are going as quickly as possible while still being thorough. The appointment is over quickly and our young patients are able to leave with a smile on their face and healthier teeth.
What we do during a kid’s dental cleaning
When a child visits our clinic for a dental cleaning, we will start by conducting an examination. We want to know if they have any signs of dental decay or an infection. Knowing this allows us to provide important treatment.
Afterwards, we will get to work cleaning their teeth. This is done by removing plaque and tartar with our dental tools. We will also floss teeth to remove any plaque that is built up between them. To finish, we will polish the teeth so that they are sparkling clean. The result is a beautiful smile that children can be proud of.
Schedule an appointment today. Remember, we are here to provide assistance and to help your child have the best possible oral health. Call our office to schedule an appointment so that we can help them to do so.
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