At Enchanted Forest Pediatric Dentistry, we offer thorough cleanings to supplement the daily brushing and flossing necessary for healthy teeth and gums. The reality is that even if your child brushes and flosses regularly, they still need routine attention from a dentist. A routine cleaning helps their teeth stay healthy and allows their dentist to detect signs of trouble, such as gum disease. With regular visits like this, problems are found earlier, meaning the ensuing treatment is often easier and less expensive.
Debris can build up on your child’s teeth even if he or she is brushing regularly. That’s why they should come in for a kids’ dental cleaning that removes the left-behind debris that irritates the gums and causes decay. Young patients also benefit from the hygiene instruction provided by our staff. This guidance can improve their brushing and flossing skills, leading to healthier gums, cleaner teeth, and a more confident smile.
The mouth is different from the rest of your body, as it needs constant care to stay healthy. A thorough pediatric dental cleaning will remove the buildup of plaque and tartar in your child’s mouth. The accumulation of plaque and tartar is normal, but too much of it can lead to gum disease. The body’s immune system correctly identifies tartar and plaque as foreign substances and attacks them, which can lead to inflamed gums. By getting regular cleanings, we can assist your child’s immune system in its fight against a disease that damages both the bone and tissue of the mouth.
Fluoride is a substance that has been proven to strengthen teeth, making them significantly more resistant to decay. We offer treatments to replenish the fluoride content in your child’s enamel, strengthening it to prevent cavities. Fluoride-treated water, along with brushing and flossing regularly, dramatically reduces the risk of cavities. Knowing how much fluoride is in your primary source of drinking water will help you and your child with preventive measures as well. We can evaluate the level of fluoride in your water. If it’s too low, we may recommend fluoride supplements for your child.