Dental Cleanings in Truckee

Keep your child’s teeth healthy by scheduling regular dental cleanings. At Truckee Pediatric Dentistry, we can treat any dental issue but prefer preventing problems from developing with our professional dental cleaning services.

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Dental Cleanings in Truckee

When Should My Child Get Their First Dental Cleaning And Exam?

It's essential to start your child's dental visits early. Generally, you should bring your child in for their first exam and cleaning by their first birthday—or even earlier if they already have teeth.

At Truckee Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Matthew Gustafsson will use the visit to get to know your child and answer any questions you may have about their oral health. They will thoroughly examine their mouth for primary and adult teeth and clean beyond the surface to ensure their gums and teeth stay healthy.

Pediatric dental Cleanings in Truckee

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Regular dental cleanings can help detect early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral issues in children.

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What To Expect At Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning Appointment

Greater Comfort

Dr. Matthew Gustafsson and his team strive to make your child feel as relaxed as possible during their first visit to the office. They will speak to your child in a friendly manner and explain what they will do. They may even let them sit in one of their special chairs designed for children.

Specialized Tools

During a pediatric dental cleaning, Dr. Gustafsson and his team use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your child’s teeth and along the gum line.

Dental Education

After the cleaning, our dentist will review oral hygiene techniques with your child. He will also answer any questions about caring for their teeth between visits. Ultimately, we want to ensure that your child takes away from their first dental cleaning appointment with newfound knowledge and skills that will help them maintain good oral hygiene for life.

Dental Cleaning Appointment: What To Expect

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Mouth Exam

Dr. Matthew Gustafsson will check for any signs of oral health problems, such as cavities or other abnormalities in the teeth, gums, and overall structures in your child’s mouth.

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The dentist will remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth. This requires special tools to remove stubborn stains that cannot be removed with brushing or flossing alone.

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During this process, your pediatric dentist will smooth out any roughness on your child’s teeth caused by tartar or stains from highly pigmented foods or beverages. This step also helps create a clean tooth surface for bacteria to attach to, making cleaning easier when brushing at home.

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Flossing is essential to keeping your mouth healthy, and Dr. Gustafsson won’t skip it. It will help remove any food particles that remain between teeth after brushing.

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Fluoride Treatment

After cleaning and polishing, a professional fluoride treatment is applied to your child’s teeth. Fluoride helps strengthen and remineralize tooth enamel to keep teeth strong against cavities and decay.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on your insurance provider, but most major carriers cover regular cleanings for children aged two and older.

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No! Our trained professionals will take all necessary steps to ensure your child is comfortable throughout their visit. We provide a variety of numbing agents and sedatives if needed. The majority of pediatric dental patients find the process relaxing.

The American Dental Association recommends that your child have teeth cleaned every six months. However, more frequent visits might be necessary depending on your child's teeth condition.

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