Pediatric dental prophylaxis is an important aspect of children's oral health care. It helps to prevent the development of dental problems and maintain good oral hygiene from an early age. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial for removing plaque and tartar buildup, and preventing the development of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Fluoride treatments and dietary counseling are also important components of pediatric dental prophylaxis, as they help to strengthen the teeth and promote healthy tooth development.

Moreover, pediatric dental prophylaxis goes beyond just cleaning and maintaining good oral hygiene. It also involves educating children and their parents about the importance of oral health, and how to take care of their teeth and gums. Early intervention and education can help children form healthy habits that can last a lifetime, and reduce the risk of dental problems in the future. Pediatric dental prophylaxis is a comprehensive approach to children's oral health care, and it is essential for ensuring healthy teeth and gums in the future.

What’s involved in professional teeth cleaning?

During your child’s visit to Clermont Kid's Dentistry, we’ll:

  • Remove the calculus (not the math, but hardened plaque that clings to the enamel of your teeth and can be removed only by specialized dental instruments);
  • Get rid of the other sticky plaque formed on the teeth that serves as a breeding ground for living bacteria;
  • Polish your child’s teeth to remove stains; and
  • Go over instruction of effective oral hygiene with your child.

Why should my child have his teeth cleaned every six months?

It’s not just children who should have their teeth cleaned every six months; that’s a good routine for everyone, including adults, to get into. That’s because a professional teeth cleaning also serves as an early warning system for your dental health. During your teeth cleaning appointment, the dentist and hygienist can look for signs of other potential problems – cavities, receding gums, or other medical problems – and get an early start on correcting them.

Is there a link between healthy teeth and overall health?

There sure is! There’s a lot of truth to the saying that your oral health reflects your overall health. New research tells us that if your oral health is poor, there may also be other health problems. For example, bad breath and bleeding gums can be a signal of diabetes, while gum disease can be a sign of cardiovascular (heart) troubles. When you consider that over 90% of conditions that negatively impact our bodies have oral symptoms, the link between oral health and overall health is easy to see.

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