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Pediatric Dental Cleanings for Your Child

December 20, 2019
Posted By: Palos Pediatric Dentistry
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Even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly with care, and even if you use dentist-recommend fluoride toothpaste, you should be good to skip dental cleanings, right?

Unfortunately, your oral health doesn’t work like this. There are reasons why we recommend dental check-ups and cleanings in Palos Heights every few months in order to make sure your family’s mouths are healthy and strong. 

Plaque and Tartar

No matter how thoroughly you clean your teeth, even if you brush and floss as carefully as possible, you simply cannot reach all surfaces of your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that covers your enamel, and if it doesn’t get cleaned off, it quickly turns into tartar and cannot be removed with a toothbrush or floss. 

When tartar develops, only a dental professional can properly remove it. It’s important to remove tartar before it develops under the gum line, which can quickly lead to periodontal disease. 

Let's Keep Your Teeth White and Polished

Our every day eating and drinking habits can deposit stains on our teeth that accumulate and darken over time.

If you’re wondering what can stain your teeth, imagine a white tablecloth. Anything that would stain that tablecloth can also affect your teeth: berries, tomato sauce, curries, tea, and more.

During your child’s dental cleaning with Dr. Richard Facko at Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we not only remove tartar, but we also polish the surface of your teeth to remove built-up stains that make their teeth feel squeaky clean. This is a great time for children to learn how stains can start building up and how your diet can affect your teeth. 

Dental Cleanings in Palos Heights Can Prevent Major Dental Issues

During your dental cleaning, Dr. Facko can take an in-depth visual examination of your child’s teeth and oral structure. This allows our Palos Heights dental office the opportunity to identify future oral health issues before they compromise or weaken your teeth. 

At Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we can identify common dental issues that children often face, including cavities, fractured teeth, and gingivitis. We ensure that your child has a healthy foundation for a happy smile. 

Call our Palos Heights today to schedule a pediatric dental cleaning with Dr. Facko.

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