Explaining Dental Teeth Cleaning Procedures to Your Kids
Seeing a dentist for cleaning procedures at least twice a year should be an important part of your child's oral development. When you take your kid to the dentist, a routine cleaning helps get rid of plaque and tartar buildup.
Schedule your child's visit today to get them healthier teeth.
What Are Dental Teeth Cleaning Procedures?
Dental cleaning procedures help give the dentist a good idea of how healthy your child's teeth are and if he or she has been brushing and flossing at home.
Routine cleanings should begin as soon your child's first teeth come in. Teeth cleaning procedures typically follow the these steps:
- A dental professional will take a look at your child’s teeth and check them for any possible problems such as plaque or cavities.
- Next, any plaque found will be removed. The dental professional will floss in between your child's teeth and use special tools to scrape off any tartar (hardened, built up plaque).
- Then, the dentist will use a motorized brush and some toothpaste to clean and polish the teeth.
- The dentist will often decide to take x-rays to double check that everything is alright with your child's mouth.
- Finally, your child will usually get a quick fluoride treatment to protect his or her teeth.
Why Kool Smiles?
If your children need to see a dentist for a cleaning procedure, check out Kool Smiles. We make every kid feel welcome in our fun waiting rooms filled with games and activities.
We also allow parents to go into the treatment room with their children or view the procedures from a special viewing are. We find that it usually helps young children feel comfortable during their procedures if their parents are allowed to be with them.
We are located at over 120 offices around the country and accept most forms of insurance including Medicaid, TRICARE, State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP), and cash or credit cards.
Call Kool Smiles Today
Call us today to set up an appointment for your child, or talk to a Kool Smiles team member about any questions concerning our dentists and routine cleaning procedures.