Professional dental cleanings not only leave your child’s teeth polished and bright, but they help prevent early childhood tooth decay and gum disease. Preparing your child for what to expect during a dental cleaning can help reduce any dental fears they may feel beforehand. Avoid oral health pitfalls and create good oral care habits early on. Partnering with Li’l Sunshine Smiles offers you the support you need for giving your child excellent oral education and care.
Learn more about our dental cleanings or schedule an appointment, by calling our Tampa office today at (813) 576-0200.
Dr. Cat will assess your child’s overall oral health during the dental cleaning and exam appointment to get ahead of issues that can lead to tooth decay and other issues.
Professional dental cleanings are an integral part of your oral healthcare plan. Help your child retain his white smile will working with our team to prevent oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth loss. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends that a professional dental cleaning occurs at least twice a year to support oral health wellness.
Prepare your child for his professional dental cleaning by briefly discussing what will happen. The two most common questions we hear are 1) will it hurt; and 2) how long will it take.
First, no, professional dental cleanings shouldn’t hurt. The only time this may not be the case is if the child has tooth sensitivity from tooth decay or gingivitis and/or excessive tartar that requires a more thorough removal process.
Furthermore, the time spent in the dental chair is minimal with the average professional dental cleaning only taking between 30 minutes to an hour. Here is more information about the different steps involved in the cleaning process:
Professional dental cleanings are an essential part of your tooth decay prevention plan. Help your child maintain tooth health and support a bright, white smile by scheduling one today.
To learn more about our dental cleanings, or to schedule an appointment, call our Tampa office today at (813) 576-0200.