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Cleaning and Prevention

Pediatric dentistry is founded on the principle of prevention. All patients are recommended biannual cleanings and examinations. Not only do they help prevent dental problems before they arise, they leave gums healthier, and teeth cleaner and whiter. A professional cleaning removes hard plaque that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. It also involves a fluoride treatment and polish to help protect and soothe the teeth and gums. Even if your child hasn’t had a cleaning in over two years, it’s never too late to treat their teeth.

What are some preventative measures my child can take?

  • Brush with a fluoride toothpaste

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush after each meal

  • Floss daily before bedtime

  • Use an oral rinse after flossing

  • Avoid sugary foods, coffee, and tobacco