Teeth cleanings at the dentist office are essential for children of all ages. Cleanings can get rid of plaque from your child’s teeth, prevent cavities, and identify cavities that have already made an appearance. Regular teeth cleanings are the ideal way to keep your child’s teeth healthy and reduce serious oral health complications down the road.

In most cases, teeth cleanings take up 45 minutes to an hour to complete. This is all dependent on your child’s age and whether or not x-rays are necessary. Here at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we encourage children to come in for teeth cleanings about every six months beginning at age two.

While brushing and flossing at home is important for your child, understand that it doesn’t always catch the residue that becomes stuck between your child’s teeth and gums. Regular teeth cleanings can remove this residue and provide your child with a truly deep clean.

Contrary to popular belief, regular teeth cleanings are necessary if your child still has their baby teeth. Healthy baby teeth can help your child speak properly, chew comfortably, and keep their gums in tip-top shape.

Teeth cleanings can also educate your child on how to keep their teeth healthy at home. A dentist can share proper brushing and flossing techniques and answer any questions your or your child may have. Raleigh Orthodontist Jason Gladwell explains that when teenagers have healthy teeth, the Invisalign or braces process is much easier.

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

If you’d like to schedule a teeth cleaning for your child, we encourage you to call us at 703-348-2813.