Teeth Cleanings

Teeth Cleanings
For the best chance of steering clear of gum disease, professional preventive teeth cleanings and dental care should begin early in childhood. Dr. Julie Cernigliaro and Dr. Sarah Kim of Happy Smile Pediatric Dentistry offer teeth cleanings to your children in their office in Midtown, New York, New York. For quality preventive pediatric dental care and teeth cleanings, call or book your child’s appointment with Happy Smile Dentistry online.

Teeth Cleanings Q & A

Happy Smile Pediatric Dentistry

How does professional dental teeth cleaning work?

During a teeth cleaning, your child needs a physical examination of their teeth for the Happy Smile Pediatric dentists to check their oral health and any signs of dental complications.

The Happy Smile dentists use specially-designed instruments to check for cavities, tartar, plaque and measure pockets: The result of supporting tissue and bone that the early stages of periodontal disease sometimes destroy.

Dr. Kim or Dr. Cernigliaro use a dental mirror to view your child’s teeth, including hard-to-reach areas. An ultrasonic vibrating instrument successfully loosens tartar, debris, and plaque, a sticky bacterial film.

Dr. Kim or Dr. Cernigliaro ensures your child feels comfortable during the teeth cleaning process and conducts a thorough deep clean.

Why would my child need professional teeth cleaning?

Professional teeth cleanings are just as crucial for your child as they are for you. They’re an essential form of health maintenance and preventive dental care, and they also provide a wealth of additional benefits.

Also, many young children are unable to brush their teeth properly and can significantly benefit from a professional teeth cleaning, as it removes any buildup of plaque or debris.

Gum disease is preventable with regular checkups and teeth cleanings at Happy Smile every six months. If your child has an underlying medical condition that could affect their teeth and weaken their immune system, they may need more frequent cleanings.

What are the benefits of professional teeth cleaning?

Professional teeth cleaning can sometimes remove extrinsic stains, acting as a teeth whitener as well. Professional teeth cleanings are far more effective than self-cleaning at home. Other benefits include:

  • Healthier, shinier, polished teeth
  • A deep cleaning of areas that are harder to reach
  • A valuable preventive care method to protect your child from gum disease, and more

Dr. Kim and Dr. Cernigliaro have years of experience providing teeth cleanings and are highly trained, knowing precisely what signs to look for, and what areas of the mouth to investigate.

The sooner your child's dentist detects gum disease, the sooner they can treat it. Frequent check-ups and cleanings are crucial to your child’s dental health. Regular visits enable the Happy Smile dentists to best perform their duties as providers of dental care to your child.

To help keep your child’s teeth clean, healthy, gum disease, and cavity-free call or book online to make an appointment with Dr. Cernigliaro or Dr. Kim.

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