Put your child on the right path for a school year of healthy smiles.
New school supplies and clothes are important, but don’t forget about your child’s health! Help them start the school year off right with a clean dazzling smile.
Teeth cleanings are essential to your child’s oral health at all ages. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should have a dental check-up and cleaning every six months. Every child’s needs are unique so ask your child’s dentist how frequently they should come in.
At a Cleaning Appointment the Hygienist will:
- Scrape off plaque and built-up tartar
- Floss all teeth
- Polish and clean the teeth
- Apply a fluoride treatment
- Teach proper brushing and flossing techniques
Regular dental cleanings set your child up for a successful oral health journey. According to the American Dental Association, only 58% of adults have seen a dentist at least once in the past year. Bringing your child to the dentist regularly puts them in a healthy routine of staying up on their dental visits for life.
Importance of Dental Check-ups and Cleanings:
Cavity Prevention: A lot of tooth decay is caused by plaque, an acidic film that eats away at tooth enamel. Preventing plaque build-up starts with proper brushing and flossing techniques at home. Although, if plaque stays on the tooth for too long it can turn into tartar, a hard calcified deposit.
Tartar forms a strong bond on the enamel and can only be removed by a dental hygienist. Without removal, tartar can weaken the enamel and lead to cavities. Regular dental cleanings can help remove the tartar before it causes irreversible damage.
Brighten Teeth: After your child’s hygienist removes any plaque or tartar deposits, they will polish your child’s smile. This will brighten the teeth and wash away stains. Your child’s teeth will feel smooth and squeaky-clean, leaving them more confident in their smile.
Oral Hygiene Training: We understand that kids don’t always listen to their parents and it can be difficult to enforce proper oral hygiene habits at home. Hygienists are trained to teach others how to properly at-home care. The hygienist can use language that your child understands and coach them on proper oral hygiene. Hearing advice from an adult who isn’t mom or dad can make a huge impact on some kids’ oral hygiene!
Save Money: Preventive dental visits may save money in the long run. Not only are they an opportunity for your child to receive a professional teeth cleaning, but also a thorough oral exam. Allowing any possible issues to be identified early and treated before they turn into expensive procedures.
Preventive dental visits are a vital part of maintaining your child’s oral health. Put your child on a track for success this year and start their school year with a sparkling, clean smile!