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Teeth Cleanings Specialist

Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry -  - Pediatric Dentistry

Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry & Dentistry located in Oklahoma City, OK & Midwest City, OK

You work with your child to make sure they’re cleaning their teeth at home, but it can be difficult to surely know if they’ve thoroughly cleaned every surface of every tooth. Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry can help. With teeth cleanings at their office in Oklahoma City or Midwest City, Oklahoma, your child’s teeth get fully cleaned on a regular basis. Schedule your child’s teeth cleaning online or by calling either office today.

Teeth Cleanings Q & A

What happens during teeth cleanings?

A teeth cleaning appointment at Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry starts with helping your child relax. Their dedicated dental professionals know that teeth cleanings can be uncomfortable for kids so they take the time to talk through the process, easing any anxiety.

Then, they get to work removing any plaque and tartar that have built up on your child’s teeth. Because plaque is sticky and tartar calcifies to your child’s teeth, removing these substances is challenging at home. Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry has a wide range of gentle but effective tools to get the surfaces of your child’s teeth truly clean. And they ensure that all surfaces are addressed, including the portion of the tooth under the gumline, where bacteria is all too often hiding. 

Once every surface is fully cleaned, your Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry hygienist polishes your child’s teeth so they shine. Your son or daughter leaves the teeth cleaning appointment with a dazzling smile. 

How often should my child get teeth cleanings?

Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry recommends these deep teeth cleanings every six months to ensure plaque and tartar don’t build up on your child’s tooth, creating cavities. 

The team does more than just clean your child’s teeth during these biannual appointments. With their emphasis on preventive care, they do everything they can to keep your child’s smile healthy. That includes a comprehensive oral exam and the potential for proactive treatments like fluoride or sealants to defend against tooth decay. 

Visiting Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry every six months ensures that their dedicated team has the opportunity to remove any buildup from your child’s teeth and to take the appropriate preventive actions to protect their smile long-term. 

When should my child start getting teeth cleanings?

You might think teeth cleanings aren’t very important for baby teeth, which will eventually be replaced by adult teeth. But if you start regular teeth cleanings as soon as your child’s teeth emerge, you protect them from the discomfort of a cavity or infection. What’s more, this proactive oral care minimizes your family’s dental expenses. 

Schedule your child’s teeth cleaning by calling Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry today.