The Importance of a Clean and Healthy Smile
Preventative dental care is essential for patients of all ages. At our Waltham, MA, practice, we provide a comprehensive, biannual dental cleaning to help keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy and free of decay. Our specialists at Children's Dental of Waltham understand the sensitive needs of young patients and strive to foster a calm, fun, and educational atmosphere. Our philosophy is simple: "A gentle approach for little folks."
The Importance of Dental Cleanings for Children
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children in the US. Preventative measures such as regular dental exams and cleanings are the best defense for cavities and other oral health-related issues. Dental cleanings are integral to healthy teeth and gums.
Furthermore, introducing your child to dentistry at an early age can help them develop healthy attitudes toward oral health that can last a lifetime. The healthy smile that results from dental cleanings can also provide children with a sense of confidence and assurance. Consequently, your child’s dental visits are an investment in their overall health and well-being.
What Patients Can Expect During an Exam
Before a cleaning, our team will first examine your child's smile. This assessment allows the dental specialist to get a sense for the general state of the teeth and gums, as well as identify potential problem areas before getting started.
Exams are always non-invasive. We will perform a visual and tactile evaluation of your child's teeth, gums, and jaw. If necessary, we may take several x-rays to get a more in-depth look. Afterwards, we will meet with you to discuss our findings and recommendations for treatment.
What to Expect during Your Child’s Dental Cleaning
Routine dental cleanings involve removing plaque, tartar, and other irritants that can compromise oral health. The hygienist may also:
- Polish the teeth to remove potentially harmful bacteria and surface stains
- Educate your child on the importance of good oral hygiene
- Teach your child how to properly brush and floss his or her teeth
- Recommend fluoride treatments, dental sealants, or other preventative procedures
Contact Children's Dental of Waltham Today
Gone are the days of dreaded dental visits. At Children's Dental of Waltham, we offer gentle techniques and procedures so that your child feels safe, secure, happy and comfortable during their visit. From preventative care to restorative treatments, we can be your "one-stop-dental-shop."
We also cater to patients who speak English, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Our waiting rooms are outfitted with an array of toys and educational activities so that wait times can be fun.
Contact Children's Dental of Waltham for all your child’s oral health needs, including dental cleanings. We can’t wait to see you!