How Gentle Teeth Cleanings Help Kids

At first, kids rely on their parents’ help to keep their teeth clean. Even when they are old enough to brush and floss for themselves, they still benefit from the added support of their regular professional teeth cleanings. At our Dallas, TX pediatric dental office, we provide gentle, thorough teeth cleanings during routine appointments. By doing so, we take care of the plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to more serious oral health concerns. We can also provide guidance and feedback about the state of their daily hygiene routine when we examine and care for young smiles.

Tartar Buildup Is A Concern For People Of All Ages

As long as you have teeth, you can be vulnerable to tartar buildup. When plaque deposits are not cleaned effectively, they can remain and harden to form tartar. This substance cannot be removed through brushing and flossing, which means they pose a sustained threat to a person’s well-being. Fortunately, the buildup of this substance can be addressed at the dentist’s office. During your child’s routine visits, we will carefully remove any plaque and tartar accumulation that we identify, which helps them stay healthy and avoid trouble with tooth decay and gum disease.

How Gentle Teeth Cleanings Fit Into Preventive Pediatric Dental Care

The cleanings that are provided during preventive appointments play an important part in protecting kids against dental health threats as they age. In addition to providing this service, we take a close look at patients’ teeth, gums, and oral structures to make sure they have no problems that require treatment. We also keep track of their growth and development, as this can alert us to any concerns, like malocclusion, that may call for care.

Other Services That Help A Child’s Smile Stay Healthy

Cleanings are not the only service that can lower a child’s risk for oral health problems. With fluoride treatments and dental sealants, we can help our young patients stay safe against dental decay. Fluoride, a mineral found in ADA-accepted toothpastes, helps with recovery when damage affects tooth enamel. With dental sealants, we help kids protect their teeth by creating a barricade between their teeth and harmful bacteria and food debris.

Schedule A Teeth Cleaning For Your Child At Our Dallas, TX Dentist’s Office

From the time parents directly clean their teeth through the time they take care of themselves, kids will benefit from the cleanings provided during their regular dental visits. We can provide gentle care for our young patients as we take care of plaque and tartar buildup. This is one of many important preventive services that we can provide to keep kids healthy. To schedule an appointment or find out more, contact your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist, Dr. Marr, by calling (214) 321-4880.

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