In this post from Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we examine children’s dental cleanings.
Does your child need a professional dental cleaning if you practice dental hygiene at home?
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Both activities are critical. They reinforce each other. They work in tandem to protect your child’s smile as they grow.
We encourage patients to practice preventative dentistry by:
- Brushing—help your little one brush their teeth then clean thoroughly afterwards
- Flossing—start as soon as your toddler has two adjacent teeth
- Healthy diet–limit sugary snacks and beverages
- Regular pediatric dental cleanings with a fluoride treatment
- Regular examinations
Dental cleanings increase the effectiveness of daily oral care by removing the plaque and tarter that can accumulate even with proper oral hygiene.
When plaque hardens, it can only be taken off with special tools.
At Summer Dental, our exam and cleaning tools are designed for small mouths. Our hygienists are trained to work with youngsters, preteens, and teenagers. We make sure our patients are comfortable during cleanings.
Dental Cleanings Protect Against Tooth Decay
One important intent of the process is to make tooth surfaces as smooth as possible. This avoids food particles from lodging in tiny crevices. These are problematic to clean for adults and children alike.
After the cleaning, the hygienist can administer a fluoride treatment. This increases the effectiveness of the cleaning.
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