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If you’re preparing your child for the new school year, you may want to consider taking them into the dentist for a dental cleaning. Dental cleanings can be a great way you can ensure your child’s teeth are clean, healthy and looking their best for the big school year.

We’re going to give you a look at what you and your child can expect from us when your child comes in for their dental cleaning and exam appointment. When your child first arrives at our office, one of our registered dental hygienists will take dental X-rays of their teeth, usually once a year, to help diagnose any potential problems with their smile.

Afterwards the hygienist will clean, dry and polish their teeth to give them a beautiful shine. The dentist will then come and exam their gums, teeth and jaw for any other signs of damaging dental conditions or diseases. They will also remove any built-up plaque or tartar, which are known to promote decay and gum disease. After your child has had their teeth cleaned and examined, our hygienist will provide individual instructions on how your child can improve their hygiene habits.

It’s important to remember that your child should have regular dental cleanings and exams done every six months to ensure your child’s teeth remain healthy and strong for future school years to come. Remember to practice good oral hygiene habits with your children in between cleanings by brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once a day.

Start the school year off right with healthy teeth! Give our office a call today to schedule an appointment at 903-710-2309.