While dental emergencies can strike regardless of age, parents who commit their children to regular preventive care present with significantly fewer problems over time. Professional cleanings with a registered dental hygienist allow us to bring a blend of proactive efforts to you and your child. Deposits of mineralized plaque, known as tartar, adhere to certain areas of the teeth, even with your child’s best efforts. These deposits offer suitable housing for millions of harmful bacteria. Left unchecked, they produce a flood of toxins into the gums. This frequently cascades into devastating chronic problems, such as gingivitis, periodontal disease and the loss of the teeth.
When your child maintains a routine cleaning and exam schedule, we can gently remove the deposits from the tooth surfaces. We also use professional-strength polishing paste that gently buffs away stain and microscopic plaque, leaving your child’s teeth ultra-smooth and shiny. Since discoloration settles into a tooth’s enamel over time, this helps slow yellowing while maintaining a glassy surface for better cleansing.