Prevent Gum Disease and Tooth Decay with Routine Dental Cleanings and Exams
Most dentists recommend that you have a dental exam and cleaning at least two times per year to keep your teeth clean, strong and healthy. Taking care of your teeth mean more than brushing and flossing. For complete oral care, you should schedule your child’s dental visit every six months. Our dental office can set you up with an initial appointment for a cleaning and exam, and then schedule an appointment for you for six months later.
Our dentist or dental hygienist will use a tool called a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth, and from the areas near the gum line. After removing the access plaque, the dentist or the hygienist will floss your child’s teeth and may apply a polish or sealant to the teeth as a finishing touch to protect your child’s newly cleaned teeth. Our team of hygienists are incredibly gentle, and will do everything in their power to keep your child comfortable during this part of the exam.
Plaque contains harmful bacteria that cause dental decay. The more frequently bacteria that accumulate on your teeth, the more your teeth’s enamel can erode. You may brush your teeth twice per day and floss every day as recommended by your dentist, but plaque still builds up on your teeth and under the gum line and cause problems in your oral health. This is why it is important to maintain regular dental checkups.