Dental Cleanings An Overview
Dental cleanings are the foundation of pediatric dental care. Routine visits and professional cleanings can help protect a growing smile from tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can affect children and teens at any time in their life. These visits are the foundation of disease prevention, patient education and the establishment of lifelong healthy habits.
We recommend that you bring your child in for their first visit when the primary teeth begin erupting, or by your child’s first birthday. A first dental cleaning may consist of carefully swabbing the surface of any newly erupted teeth and screening for any early oral health-related concerns. Dr. Miller will discuss your child’s oral habits, diet and any other factors affecting their oral development. We want to get to know your child and work with you to help them enjoy a healthy smile that will support their overall health and well-being.
The dental cleaning performed in our office is a thorough removal of plaque and tartar that is on any surface in the mouth. Our team looks for early signs of developing oral disease and educates both parents and patients on how to keep their smile clean between visits.