What It Does
Teeth cleanings are a simple and easy procedure. With small dental instruments, the dentist will scrap off any tartar or plaque buildup that has accumulated on and in between the teeth. After that, the dentist will brush the teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush, giving the teeth a deep clean while removing any leftover tartar. The dentist will then floss and rinse the mouth, leaving behind a smile fresh and shining!
If you want to take the extra step, the dentist can apply a fluoride treatment that will help support and protect your child’s teeth. After the application, the fluoride will harden as soon as it comes in contact with saliva, meaning that you can freely eat once the treatment is finished. The dentist may also refer you to sealants, especially if your child is prone to cavities.
We highly recommend that you schedule a teeth cleaning for your child every six months. This will help prevent oral problems from arriving in the future and help promote a healthier mouth. If you live in the Reno, NV area, give our office a call and we will be glad to schedule you an appointment!