About Dental Cleanings
Even if your children have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial for them to get a professional dental cleaning at First Class Pediatric Dentistry twice each year. A cleaning is part of your child's preventative exam. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a biannual professional dental cleaning treats plaque and tartar that has built up and then polishes the enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. During your child's treatment, we will provide tips on better home oral care and discover any areas that need more care. A dental cleaning will give board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Adesegun Tewogbade a chance to check for any issues in the mouth that might require care. Getting a professional dental cleaning is a crucial step in maintaining your child's oral health so schedule appointments for your family at our Snellville, GA location.
Candidates for Dental Cleaning
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends scheduling a professional cleaning two times per year. Babies should have their first visit to the dentist before they turn one and following that, Dr. T will help you decide when your child is old enough for their next dental appointment. A professional cleaning can prevent cavities because built-up plaque, the main cause of tooth decay, is removed. A professional cleaning will also remove stains and tartar on your child's teeth. To give your children a brighter smile, improve their overall health, and avoid spending money on painful and expensive treatments later on, schedule their professional cleaning at First Class Pediatric Dentistry.
Our Teeth Cleaning Technique
The dental cleaning will start by addressing the plaque and tartar deposits on the teeth, which can be challenging to treat with daily brushing and flossing alone. Special instruments are used to scale buildup without harming the tooth. First, a device with ultrasonic technology addresses large areas of tartar and plaque with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, handheld tools, such as a curette or scaler, will remove smaller pieces. Every tooth needs to be scaled to get all the tartar and plaque. After we clean your child's teeth, the enamel will be carefully polished to remove stains and strengthen the teeth. If needed or requested, a professional fluoride treatment may be done following the cleaning.
Following Up after your Child's Cleaning
Dr. T may suggest cleanings more often for some patients with oral health concerns or braces. Throughout the appointment, Dr. T or a member of his team will help your child come up with a routine for good oral health at home by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that can address concerns specific to your child. These can benefit your child's teeth and overall health so make sure to schedule regular dental appointments at First Class Pediatric Dentistry.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Keep your children's smiles healthy and bright with professional dental cleanings twice each year at First Class Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. T and his team help kids improve their overall health with dental cleanings to remove built-up plaque and tartar. As an important procedure in a proactive dental care plan, regular dental cleanings can help your family members avoid extensive treatments later on. Contact our office in Snellville, GA to schedule appointments for your children.