It’s important to schedule teeth cleanings every six months so your child’s teeth stay healthy. While brushing and flossing at home can keep dental plaque at bay, your child will need a professional teeth cleaning to get rid of plaque hiding in between teeth or near the gum line.
We are also able to get rid of plaque that has hardened into tartar (something that’s difficult to do at home). Our pediatric dentists at Children’s Dental Care strive to help young patients maintain oral health habits that will last them a lifetime.
What To Expect During A Teeth Cleaning
During your child’s dental exam, they will have their teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist. Afterwards, one of our pediatric dentists will check your child’s teeth for any issues that could cause tooth decay or dental discomfort. We may take dental x-rays if it’s been a while since your child’s last ones.
The cost of your child’s dental cleaning will depend on your insurance. In general, most insurance companies cover the full cost of a preventative teeth cleaning as long as you are in-network. Be sure to give us a call before your appointment to determine if we accept your insurance. Also, call your insurance company to see if we are in their network.
A dental teeth cleaning should be painless, unless your child has oral health issues. In that case, one of our dentists will be able to detect problems before they cause further dental discomfort and damage to your child’s smile. For example, bleeding gums could be a sign of gingivitis.
It’s important to schedule teeth cleanings every six months so your child’s teeth stay healthy!
Our pediatric dentist at Children’s Dental Care are dedicated to helping your child maintain good oral health. To schedule a dentist appointment for your child, call any of our offices in Canton, Dearborn, and Livonia.