Dental Exams and Cleanings

Preventing Problems Before They Start

The health of your child’s teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of his or her entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home is necessary to keep your child’s smile looking its best, visiting the dentist for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential. The American Dental Association recommends that your child visit the dentist every six months to ensure his or her teeth stay healthy and smile stays beautiful.

By routinely seeing the dentist for exams and cleanings, your child can:

  • Prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath
  • Avoid costly and extensive dental procedures
  • Have white teeth by reducing staining from food and drinks
  • Shorten the time spent in the dentist's office
  • Have a smile that will last a lifetime

The Exam

During your child’s exam, the dentist thoroughly examines your child's teeth, gums and assesses his or her growth and development. The dentist may also want to take X-rays to see what is happening beneath the surface of the teeth and gums. The images provided will help the dentist discover dental issues not visible to the naked eye. 

Professional Cleanings

Our Registered Dental Assistants are trained to work with even the most anxious children. They will introduce your child to the office using child-friendly words and explain each procedure step by step. At each cleaning visit, a thorough cleaning will be done to remove build-up, teeth will be polished and fluoride applied. We recommend that children receive cleanings every 6 months to maintain healthy teeth and gums.