Clean teeth! Even kids love that fresh feeling. But pediatric dental hygiene isn’t just about getting teeth clean. Cleanings are a sugar-bug buster, clearing away all the plaque and tartar that builds up between teeth, at the gumline, and in hard-to-clean areas like molar crevices and behind front teeth. This is super important because, no matter how diligent you are with home care, bacteria build up and can lead to tooth decay, gum infections, and even whole-body issues as the bacteria enter the bloodstream.
We use air polishers for most cleanings because it is so gentle and never disturbs the tooth structure. As an added bonus, air polishing is perfect for kids with braces because it cleans all around every tooth– and the wires and brackets! We also have an ultrasonic scaler for deeper cleanings when necessary.