Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry
Sara Bukhari, DDS
Pediatric Dentistry located in Phoenix, AZ
Dental cleanings are very useful. That's why insurance plans almost always cover them. Regular checkups and cleanings from Sara Bukhari, DDS, and the team at Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry are the best way to prevent cavities and to keep your child's teeth healthy and strong. Schedule your child's next dental cleaning by calling the office in Phoenix, Arizona, or booking online today.
Dental Cleaning Q&A
What does a dental cleaning involve?
First, there's an exam. Your child's dentist begins by visually looking over their teeth and assessing their gum health, looking for any glaring problems. X-rays may be considered if your child is due for them.
After taking any requisite X-rays, the actual cleaning process starts. Your child's dentist or hygienist will use a small instrument, called a scaler, to remove tartar and plaque from their teeth.
Once the plaque and tartar buildup have been removed, a dental hygienist or dentist uses a unique, high-powered brush and polishing toothpaste to thoroughly brush their teeth.
After the brushing, your child receives a professional flossing. Finally, your child is given a fluoride treatment to strengthen their teeth until their next appointment.
How often should I schedule dental cleanings for my child?
Dental cleaning frequency varies from person to person and depends on a variety of factors. Twice a year is the standard recommendation.
If your child has gum disease or another oral health issue, you may need to have their teeth cleaned more often.
The American Dental Association advises working with your dentist to determine the best cleaning schedule for your child's dental needs.
Whether your child needs a quick dental cleaning or a complicated procedure, talking to the professionals at Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry about your child's unique situation is critical to them receiving outstanding care.
Every individual is affected by a particular set of circumstances and conditions. Ensure your child's dental health needs are met by encouraging them to follow the oral hygiene guidance issued by their Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry provider.
Do dental cleanings impact other aspects of my child's health?
Your overall health is affected by your oral health. Given that your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, oral health is essential to good health.
The findings of a study published in 2016 suggested that regular dental cleanings could lower the risk of contracting pneumonia. The theory is that dental cleanings cut down on the volume of bacteria entering the lungs.
Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions have also been linked to oral health. Routine dental checkups and cleanings, along with discussions with your child's dentist at Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry, all play a crucial role in setting your child up for a lifetime of good oral health.
If it's time for your child's first or next dental cleaning, call Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry or book an appointment online today.