Cleanings / Fluoride Treatments

It is essential to maintain your child's oral health to have regular professional cleanings. Our hygenist will remove plaque, tarter, polish the teeth and treat them with fluoride. We recommend a cleaning every six months to avoid tooth decay and keep their mouths healthy.

An essential part of maintaining your child’s oral health is having regular professional dental cleanings. During your cleaning appointment, the hygienist will:

  • Remove plaque and tartar. Plaque is a sticky film containing bacteria that attack tooth enamel, causing cavities and inflaming the gums. Plaque left on teeth over time hardens and becomes calculus (tartar), which can only be removed with dental tools. Without proper care, plaque and tartar can lead to periodontal disease.
  • Polish teeth. This final step removes minor stains and any remaining plaque, making teeth their whitest and brightest!
  • Treat with fluoride. Your dentist may suggest a fluoride treatment tohelp their teeth stay strong.

For most children, All Kids Dentistry recommends a professional cleaning every six months to keep their mouths healthy and avoid the number one chronic childhood infection: tooth decay.