Cleaning and Sealants
The AAPD recommends parents establish a dental home no later than when their child is 12 months of age. When your child comes in for their first visit, our goal is to educate you, the parent or guardian about the importance of establishing proper dietary and hygiene habits. Your child will receive their cleaning, X-rays if applicable and fluoride treatment if indicated. After that, your child should be seen by the dentist every 6 months. X-rays cleanings and fluoride services as provided at every recall visit if your child qualifies. Sealants are discussed by a case-by-case scenario. If your child qualifies, sealants will be placed on the eating surfaces of their teeth.
Benefits of Regular Cleanings & Sealants
Dental Cleanings & Sealants are essential for maintaining good oral health in children. Cleanings help to remove plaque and tartar buildup, while sealants protect the teeth from cavities and decay. Regular dental cleanings and sealants can help keep your child’s smile healthy and bright.
What are Dental Cleanings & Sealants? A dental cleaning is a procedure that removes plaque, bacteria, food particles, and other debris from the surface of the teeth. This helps to prevent tooth decay by removing potential sources of infection or irritation. A sealant is a thin coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars that acts as an extra layer of protection against cavities.
There are many benefits associated with regular dental cleanings and sealants for children. These include improved oral hygiene, reduced risk of cavities, better breath, and a brighter smile. Additionally, regular visits to the dentist can help identify any issues early on so they can be treated quickly before they become more serious problems down the road.
Before bringing your child in for their appointment it is important to make sure they understand what will happen during their visit so there are no surprises when they arrive at our office. Explain that we will use special tools like suction devices or water sprays during their cleaning; this may seem strange but it helps us do our job properly without causing discomfort or pain. Additionally, remind them not to eat anything right before coming in as this could interfere with our ability to perform certain procedures effectively.