Pediatric Teeth Cleaning in Naples, FL
Practicing proper oral hygiene at home is a great start to a bright and clean smile, but it is important to see a professional for dental cleaning twice a year. Tartar can only be removed by a dental hygienist using special tools, so visiting a professional for routine cleaning can help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease, which is the leading cause of losing teeth.
Tooth Decay Prevention
Most tooth decay and periodontal disease are preventable through proper brushing and flossing between the teeth at home and regular cleaning and care at the dentist’s office. Prophylaxis, or professional cleaning of the teeth, is usually done by a dental hygienist. Cleaning tools called scalers, either manual or ultrasonic, are used to remove tartar and other material.
Sensitive Teeth Treatment
On occasion, your child’s teeth may experience tooth sensitivity or dentin hypersensitivity. If your child practices good oral habits, this typically will resolve on its own. If your child is experiencing tooth sensitivity that lasts longer than a few days, Dr. Sandor can help with treatment or a medicated toothpaste.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleaning
- Cavity prevention
- Healthy gums
- Fresh breath
- Overall health boost
- And most importantly…A brighter smile!
Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth
Ideally, your child should visit the dentist once every 6 months to check their oral hygiene. In the meantime, the biggest factor in protecting teeth and gums is to practice good oral hygiene habits at home. Practicing good hygiene at home means brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Other additions to improve your child’s smile are investing in an electronic toothbrush and oral irrigators.
When was your Child’s last Teeth Cleaning?
The preventive care services offered by Naples Pediatric Dentistry at our Naples office are affordable and help your child maintain an attractive and healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. To schedule an appointment, call (239) 592-0800 today.