According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your child should have a pediatric dental cleaning every six months.
Various studies show that maintaining proper oral hygiene is the key to a kid’s overall health, and it can also help them be more active and confident.
At Florida Dental Solutions, we firmly believe that good dental care is essential for children’s long-term health.
Our friendly pediatric dentists make sure your child always has a positive experience in our dental office. We take extra care to make your kids’ teeth cleaning experience completely painless and free of anxiety.
What happens during your child’s first pediatric dental visit?
When you first come to us with your kid for the “get acquainted visit,” we show them around our office to make them familiar with the surroundings. We also have them sit up in the examination chair with one of our kindly dentists.
If your little one doesn’t want to sit in the chair, they may sit in your lap too! We do everything we can to make them feel totally relaxed and comfortable in the office.
Then we proceed to count their teeth, demonstrate the right way to brush, and talk about how crucial it is to maintain good oral hygiene.
We will also evaluate their oral health and discuss any concerns you may have about cavities, occlusion (bite), or crowding of the teeth, to make sure they are growing the way they should.
What is involved in the kids’ dental cleaning procedure?
Pediatric cleaning is performed on kids of all ages – even infants. We agree with the AAPD that your kids should have their teeth cleaned every six months. During the appointment, we will take the following steps:
- Clean your child’s teeth thoroughly
- Remove any hardened plaque, or other soft and hard deposits from teeth
- Polish the teeth using a state-of-the-art ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments
The result is shiny and bright teeth. We usually recommend undergoing a fluoride treatment plan to make sure the teeth remain strong and protected from cavities.
Depending on your kid’s dental health, we may also provide other preventative dental care. In addition to dental cleaning, we also recommend bi-annual checkups involving x-rays. These appointments are important if you want to prevent any future orthodontic or decay issues.
Why is a professional teeth cleaning important for your children?
Our expert pediatric dentists at Florida Dental Solutions take preventative dental care for children very seriously. After all, kids are most prone to developing cavities!
It is imperative that children learn the importance of proper brushing technique and flossing at a very early age. Ideally, they should brush their teeth twice a day and floss once daily to maintain a healthy mouth.
And what can’t be solved with daily brushing, we take care of it through professional pediatric cleaning. Generally, the kids’ dental cleaning appointment includes:
- Cleaning the teeth gently and professionally
- Applying sealants
- Conducting an oral exam to check for cavities and other potential issues
- Taking x-rays via digital imaging
- Performing a thorough examination, addressing your concerns (if any), and making suggestions for oral hygiene and preventative treatment
Do you think quality dental work is out of your price range? Think again!
At Florida Dental Solutions, we provide comprehensive, high-quality dental work at affordable prices.
Call 954-362-4102 today to make an appointment.
Helping you improve your smile and maintain your oral health.
6902 Stirling Road
Davie, Florida 33024
Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Available 24/7 for emergencies