What to Expect During a Kid Dental Cleaning

KidScheduling a kid dental cleaning twice a year is an important part of maintaining their oral health. As a children's dentist, we recommend professional cleanings since this provides the best opportunity for children to remain in good oral health. When it comes to the teeth, preventative care is the best type of care.

What to expect

Regular dental visits make it possible to prevent problems like tooth decay and infections. This is a far better option than needing emergency dental work because of an infection. Since these appointments are affordable, fast and convenient, there is no reason to delay in scheduling one.

When a child visits us for their first kid dental cleaning, we understand that they may have some level of anxiety or fear since this is a new experience. Children tend to become more comfortable with things they are familiar with. Thus, the anxiety goes away in time. We will take great care to ensure that a child is relaxed and comfortable when visiting our clinic the first time. We use friendly conversation and questions, pointing out kid-friendly things in the office and taking the time to get to know them.

Professional Examination

Before ever cleaning the teeth, our staff will look inside of the child's mouth and begin to discuss the different tools that we will be using. Showing a child what we use to clean the teeth before starting the process makes the child feel more comfortable and familiar with what is about to take place.

The cleaning itself involves several tools. We will need to put an abrasive cleaning solution on the teeth and then apply it using a circular dental tool. This works similar to a toothbrush and toothpaste only much better. It can actually break up the plaque where typical brushing has difficulty doing so. We will also floss their teeth and may use a dental pick to remove plaque and tartar that is particularly hard to remove.

We will use water to rinse the cleaning solution off their teeth and out of their mouth and use a tool to suck up that water so that the child does not need to swallow or spit.

A kid dental cleaning can be fast

Though there is a lot to do, our team is fast and efficient at completing a dental cleaning. We understand that children have a limited attention span and so it is important to get them in and out of the chair as quickly as possible. This has made us incredibly efficient at what we do and able to complete their appointment in a short time while still doing a thorough job.

In fact, cleaning appointments can take as little as 30 minutes. Call today to schedule an appointment for your child so that they can have a kid's dental cleaning and improve their oral health.

Recent Posts

Learn More About Kids Dental Specialists

Are your wondering if your children need a kids dental specialist? Some children struggle with dental visits, so it may be useful to see a specialist who understands their needs.A kids dental specialist, also known as a pediatric dentist, participates in additional training to provide oral care services for children. A dentist who specializes in…

7 Infant Teeth Care Tips To Keep The Baby's Mouth Healthy

Infant teeth care will ensure your baby's dental health as they grow. There is a common misconception that milk teeth, or primary teeth, do not matter that much, but nothing could be further from the truth. Healthy milk teeth create space in the jaw for permanent teeth. They shape the jaw and determine how the…

Kids' Cavity Treatment Options

When it comes to understanding the ideal cavity treatment for kids who have one or more cavities, making an appointment with a kids' dentist is highly suggested! A dentist for kids is a professional dentist who has decided to focus on providing quality dental services for people until about they reach the age of about…

The Do's And Dont's For Creating Healthy Teeth For Kids

Diet is critically important for developing healthy teeth for kids. In our dental office, we help kids through regular dental cleanings and fluoride treatment. Still, we know that these are not enough for maintaining a lifetime of good oral health. Healthy choices must also be made at home on a daily basis. When they are,…

Recent Posts

Tips For Finding The Best Emergency Pediatric Dentist For Your Child

Tips For Finding The Best Emergency Pediatric Dentist For Your Child

When you have little children, trips to the emergency room are common because their immune systems are not as developed, making them more susceptible to diseases, and the same applies to their oral care — especially if your child’s teeth are still growing — which means you should have an emergency pediatric dentist on speed…

Signs Of A Dental Cavity And Why It Should Be Treated

4 Signs Of A Dental Cavity And Why It Should Be Treated

Thinking you or your child might have a cavity in one of your teeth and wondering what some of the more common signs are when it comes to having a cavity? The oral problems you are currently experiencing may be related to something other than a cavity, making it a good idea for you to…