Dental Cleanings Are Essential For Your Child’s Oral Health – Here’s Why

If you want to keep your child’s mouth healthy and strong, dental cleanings from the team at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are essential. Learn more about the importance of teeth cleanings and oral exams below, and see why you should come to see our team in Warrington, Bensalem, Yardley, or Glenside

1. Teeth Cleanings Help Identify & Prevent Cavities

Cavities are, by far, the most common preventable chronic childhood disease in America. 42% of kids from the age of 2-11 have at least one cavity in their primary (baby) teeth.

Proper at-home oral hygiene is the most important part of preventing cavities, but regular teeth cleanings from Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry can also help remove plaque and bacteria and prevent the formation of cavities. 

During your oral exam, your child’s dentist can also identify potential cavities and recommend treatments like dental sealants or fluoride treatments to fight back against tooth decay. 

2. It’s Cheaper & Easier To Prevent Oral Health Issues Than To Treat Them 

Getting a filling or a crown for your child can be expensive, and it can be very scary and intimidating for your little one. 

But if you prevent cavities and other oral health issues completely rather than treating them with fillings or other restorative dentistry treatments, you will be able to save time and money. Not only that, but you can also avoid fillings and other such treatments completely. 

That means that, overall, regular six-month cleanings and oral exams are a great way to save money, especially if you have a dental plan that covers preventive care.

3. Your Child Will Get Used To Seeing The Dentist

If your child sees a friendly, kind, and caring dentist regularly as they grow up, they will be more likely to develop a good attitude toward dentistry and they will be less likely to be fearful of dental care, or to develop dental anxiety. 

This can influence your child’s attitude toward dental care for years and decades to come, so it’s important to regularly see an experienced pediatric dentist at an office like Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. 

4. You Can Get Advice & Input On Your Child’s Oral Care

One great thing about regular dental cleanings is that you can ask your child’s dentist questions about what to expect as they grow, how to avoid cavities, when your child can start brushing on their own, and other such topics.

Regular appointments with a dentist ensure that you can get all the advice, input, and feedback you need to guide your child’s oral care as they grow, which ensures their teeth and gums stay healthy and strong.

Schedule Your Child’s Next Appointment At Sea Of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

If your child is overdue for an appointment in Yardley, Bensalem, Glenside or Warrington, Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is here to help. Our team of experienced dentists can guide you as your child grows, and ensure their mouths stay healthy and strong. So don’t wait. Contact us online or call one of our locations right away to get the care your little ones need.