In order to ensure the long term oral health for your children, our San Antonio children’s dentists suggest taking your children in for a professional dental cleaning every six months.
What is a dental cleaning?
A dental cleaning is what we call a visit to the dentist to get the buildup of tartar and plaque taken off of your teeth before they are flossed and polished. The cleaning is typically done by one of our friendly dental hygienists, who will be more than happy to teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth at home.
Dental cleanings are also typically paired with a dental exam, so that we can effectively prevent oral damage and decay by having one of our pediatric dentists check for signs of problems.
Why are dental cleanings so important?
While dental hygiene is important throughout a person’s lifetime, the most impressionable time of anyone’s life is during the developmental years – childhood.
By expressing the importance of practicing good oral hygiene at home and getting a regular dental cleaning and exam every six months, you can help to prevent the buildup of plaque, tartar, and general nastiness that can not only impact the way your child looks, but the way they feel.
Think about it – if your child doesn’t brush and floss, their smile will look dirty and their breath will smell terrible. Then their teeth and gums will begin to break down, causing speech and bite problems. That can’t be a confidence booster.
We want to help your children smile stronger, smile longer, and smile…well, more often!
I’d like to make an appointment for an exam with my San Antonio children’s dentists!
We’re ready to help protect your child’s smile with our gentle and caring touch. Simply call us at: 210-435-3333 or schedule an appointment online. We can’t wait to see you!