At Children’s Dental Group, our Glendale kids dentist recommends children come in for an annual cleaning and exam at least once per year. We provide a relaxing and fun atmosphere so your children will have a positive dental experience with us. We educate you and your children on the importance of keeping teeth clean and the best ways to brush, floss and keep their teeth healthy. We provide consultation on the importance of preventive care and recommend dental sealants as a way to protect kids’ teeth against cavities. Children are at less risk for cavities with dental sealants because their growing teeth are protected from food, bacteria and other debris.
Our Glendale kids dentist places dental sealants on the back teeth and some of the front teeth, where food and debris can get caught up in a child’s teeth and cause tooth decay and cavities. We recommend having sealants placed on the child’s teeth at a young age because it acts as a type of barrier to protect the teeth as early as possible before tooth decay sets in. Children should also come in for a yearly exam and cleaning. Annual cleanings are important because they allow our dentist to get deeper into the pockets between the gum and tooth and remove food that causes bacteria.
Annual cleanings can clean the areas that brushing cannot get to. Without proper cleaning, teeth can suffer from plaque buildup and eventually cavities and gum disease may set in. Our Glendale kids dentist will first perform a comprehensive exam to check your child’s teeth before their cleaning. We also recommend fluoride treatments to help keep tooth decay at bay so that kids have a well rounded dental routine, ensuring good oral hygiene habits are started at a young and and they are educated on how to keep their teeth healthy and clean.