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Your Child's First Dental Cleaning: Why It's Important and What to Expect

Your Child's First Dental Cleaning: Why It's Important and What to Expect
Blooming Smiles Dental Studio
BY Blooming Smiles Dental Studio

Your son or daughter's little teeth play a big role in healthy development. Professional dental cleanings are crucial to helping these teeth stay strong.

Baby teeth aren't just for looks – they are actually placeholders and guides for the adult teeth to come. Besides that, they serve an important function in allowing your child to chew the nutritious food their growing body needs.

First Visits are Important

Early dental visits are never a waste of time. In fact, the sooner you can bring your child in for an appointment, the more likely they are to have a positive view of dental treatment.

As soon as your child has a full set of baby teeth, they are probably ready for their first dental cleaning. These cleaning appointments lower cavity risk, educate parents and children on effective oral hygiene, and let Dr. Duares check for any problems.

What to Expect

Here's what will probably happen at your little one's first visit:

  • Demonstrate fun dental equipment like lights and air/water sprayers
  • "Count" and examine teeth for healthy development and cavity risk
  • Practice brushing
  • Gently polish a few teeth, if your child is cooperative

That’s basically it! As your child gets older, he or she will likely need more in-depth dental cleanings.

At Blooming Smiles Dental Studio, we're passionate about nurturing young smiles to give them the best start possible in life. This begins with early dental visits. We use techniques such as DentalVibe for pain-free numbing, if treatment is necessary. Additionally, your family will love our warm and welcoming environment!

You're not going to find a more compassionate and patient pediatric dentist in Bloomington! Contact Blooming Smiles today to schedule your child's first visit.