Children need regular professional cleanings to maintain good oral health. Parents should use a damp cloth or toothbrush to clean their children’s teeth every day, but it’s important to let a hygienist examine the teeth and gums for early signs of decay. Your child’s hygienist will:
This sticky substance made of bacteria and saliva builds up on teeth and gums, eating away the enamel and causing cavities. When plaque hardens and becomes tartar, only dental tools can remove the tartar. Plaque and tartar are the catalysts for periodontal disease.
Polishing the teeth ensures that all remaining plaque and stains are gone, for a healthy, happy smile!
With so many parents using bottled water today, children miss out on the benefits of fluoridated tap water. Fluoride strengthens teeth to protect them from cavities.
Smile Explorers suggests parents bring their children in for a professional cleaning every six months unless we determine a different schedule is needed for your child. But kids dental care starts at home.