Kids Teeth Cleaning (Prophylaxis)
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children have regular check ups and teeth cleaning every 6 months to maintain proper dental health.
Dr. Kakar performs dental prophylaxis for children of all ages to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Children’s oral exams and teeth cleanings are a necessary component in the prevention of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Our friendly staff and doctor will do our best to make your child feel at ease during the exam and teeth cleaning. Not all children require cleaning at every visit but it is important to have them seen by a pediatric dentist twice per year to prevent any potential problems that may arise.
The benefits of kids teeth cleaning include:
Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the child’s gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a regular home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets of children. The experienced eye of a pediatric dentist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
A healthier looking smile.
Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a child’s smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains. Children who have taken iron supplements for example can have discolored teeth. This can be easily resolved and treated in one short visit.
Bad breath (or halitosis) in children is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at Kakar Dental Group can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce the chance of infection.