Exams & Cleanings

Exams & Cleanings

Your child’s feelings about their oral health care are important. Along with checking for cavities and polishing teeth, each visit offers a chance to help your child understand the importance of dental health, acknowledge milestones such as losing the first tooth, and protect against future oral health problems.

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Jackson prioritizes comprehensive, long-term oral health for your child, beginning with routine exams and cleanings. Our pediatric dental team is dedicated to creating a positive environment with careful and attentive treatment for each patient. We understand that it can be intimidating for some children to visit the dentist, and our team is ready to help every step of the way. We recommend avoiding using words around your child that might cause fear, such as “needle,” “shot,” “pull,” “drill,” or “hurt,” when preparing them for their visit.

Dental Examinations and Cleanings

Some parents wonder when their child should start regular dental examinations. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend establishing a “dental home for your child by their first birthday. This allows us to assess their oral health regularly and provide appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. When parents prioritize dental examinations for themselves and their children, each child grows to understand how important routine visits are with our dentists in Jackson, MI.

Our team will ensure your child’s safety and comfort during a dental examination. We will assess oral health problems such as tooth decay, stubborn baby teeth, bite issues, or other conditions.

With each regular dental exam comes a professional dental cleaning. This is important for patients of all ages, so any plaque or tartar buildup is cleaned away at regular intervals. Dental cleanings allow our team to monitor your child’s at-home oral hygiene habits and guide them toward any needed improvements. Your child will appreciate their clean, polished teeth and bright smile.

At Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Jackson, our priority is to deliver professional pediatric dental care to establish long-term oral health for your child. We look forward to appointments with you for exams and cleanings in Jackson, MI.

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