At least 60% of kindergartners suffer from tooth decay, the number one childhood disease. Even with daily brushing and flossing, plaque can still develop, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. Only professional cleanings can remove the plaque and tartar that cause tooth decay and gum disease. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics and Dentistry for Children recommend that your child have 20-30 minute dental check-ups beginning at age one.
During your cleaning appointment, the hygienist will:
The dentist will advise you about any decay or other problems requiring treatment, and our staff will schedule an appointment for the treatment. Regularly scheduled visits will help your child keep their teeth for a lifetime. Dr. Halum and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry agree that children should be seen every 6 months for their dental cleanings as it is the standard of care.