Routine Cleaning

Essential for healthy, beautiful smiles and good oral hygiene habits.
Clean Teeth = Healthy Smiles

Why your children need routine cleanings at our Brighton pediatric dentist.

At Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton, we want all our patients to have good oral health and encourage parents to bring their children in for regular dental check-ups. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see a dentist at least every six months, or more often, depending on a child’s individual diet and risk.

These visits are an important part of preventing cavities, but they improve children’s oral health in many other ways as well. During routine dental check-ups, kids learn the techniques necessary for excellent lifelong oral hygiene. Parents also receive unique, tailored guidance on the best ways to improve their children’s oral health through diet, at-home dental hygiene, and supplements.

Our whole-body approach to oral health aims to improve not only the beauty and health of your child’s smile but also of their whole body.

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Helping Kids Maintain Excellent Oral Health

While cavities and gum disease are certainly on our “watch list” of potential problems we look for during each visit, we also explore for abnormal growth, which may require orthodontic intervention. Crossbites, uneven spacing, and ectopic eruptions are typically easier – and less uncomfortable for the child – to correct when children are young than after they’ve passed into puberty.

Teaching Children Good Oral Hygiene

Lifelong habits of good oral hygiene begin when children are young. We work closely with our young patients and their parents to help children learn excellent dental hygiene at an early age. Each routine dental exam includes a “refresher course” on proper flossing and tooth brushing techniques explained in a fun, interactive way kids can understand.

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Routine Pediatric Dental Cleanings

Here is what they include:
  • A gentle examination of the child’s teeth, gums, jaws, head and neck
  • A thorough cleaning of the mouth and gums
  • An interactive, easy-to-comprehend review with the child on proper tooth brushing, flossing, and overall oral hygiene techniques
  • A parent consultation outlining the best ways to improve the child’s oral health, tips for at-home oral hygiene, diet, and nutrition
  • A review of any growth abnormalities due to natural growth, injuries, or finger-sucking habits, as well as a discussion of solutions via orthodontic treatment

  • Fluoride treatment to help strengthen teeth
  • Any radiographs deemed necessary

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