Dental Cleanings and Hygiene
Dental cleanings are recommended once every six months for all patients of Tooth Club for Kids. Helping your child get into the habit of regular dental visits early in life will set positive dental habits that will extend into adulthood. Regular cleanings help keep gums healthy and cavity-free. Although care at home is also important, professional dental cleanings will help remove plaque build-up that can occur despite the best brushing and flossing methods. Visit Tooth Club for Kids for your Pediatric Dental Cleanings in Phoenix Arizona.
During a routine check-up, the teeth of your child will be polished to remove any plaque build-up or tartar. Your child will be given a fun toothpaste flavor and allowed to watch a kid-friendly movie during the entire cleaning process. We will also spend time going over the dietary needs of your child along with daily brushing and flossing routines. We will give tips on how to properly brush and floss and what foods are best to eat.
Dr. Garrett will provide a thorough examination following a routine cleaning appointment. The exam will include exploration of the child’s mouth and gums and a discussion regarding at-home dental care. If the child’s teeth exhibit decay or other problems requiring further treatment, the dentist will discuss them with you at this time. If needed, an appointment will be set for a later date.
Regular dental examinations are the best protection against gum disease, tooth loss, and other dental conditions. Dental examinations are recommended once every 6 months for all patients at Tooth Club for Kids.
What types of problems can regular oral examinations detect and help prevent?
Regular, comprehensive oral exams can help to detect and prevent common tooth problems, such as:
- Tooth decay (dental caries)
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
- Bone damage
- Abnormal tooth alignment
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction