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Cleaning & Exam

Your child’s regular dental cleaning and exam is an important part of maintaining his or her oral health. These visits are a great way for Dr. Ben to make sure your child is keeping up with oral hygiene habits and also allows us to detect any potential problem that may be lurking beneath the surface.

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should be brought to our office every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. Dental X-rays may also be taken so we can detect any issues happening in between your child’s teeth and below the gum line. Additionally, catching problems or potential problems early on will save you and your child a lot of time, money, and pain.

Child’s Dental Cleaning & Exam

A routine dental exam will commonly last between 20-45 minutes, depending mostly on your child’s dental health, any dental anxieties, and other unique circumstances. During your child’s exam, Dr. Ben will:

  • Check for dental cavities, tooth decay, or other signs of dental disease
  • Inspect the gum tissue for signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease
  • Inspect the rest of the soft tissue in the mouth to screen for other potential problems or disease
  • Perform a thorough tooth cleaning
  • Take dental X-rays as needed to check the development of the teeth and any other problems that cannot be detected with the naked eye

During each dental cleaning and exam, your child’s teeth will be cleaned, polished, and rinsed in order to remove any plaque buildup, bacteria, or tartar that may have accumulated on the tooth’s surface or between the teeth.

Lastly, visiting Little Smiles of Delaware every six months will allow us to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have about your child’s dental health. To make an appointment for your children to receive their regular dental checkups, please contact our Delaware, Ohio pediatric dental office today!