Can you imagine if your child actually liked going to the dentist? If the dental office was a place where they felt safe, cared for, and comfortable? Kids' dental cleanings would be a breeze, and good oral hygiene habits at home would be easier to carry out if taking care of their mouth was associated with positivity and fun.
At Smile Zone we cater to the youngest of patients providing important routine exams, fluoride treatments, x-rays, and cleanings for toddlers old all the way up until their 18th birthday. Join our Smile Zone family and see how we can make your child’s smile the very brightest it can be!
The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings
It’s easy to forget about routine appointments in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but scheduling and showing up for your child’s dental cleanings is essential to the health of their teeth and gums. Regular kid’s dental cleanings not only sets up your child for long-term oral health, but it can save them from having to undergo avoidable fixes to even “baby” teeth.
Every six months from the time they are toddlers, it is recommended that children have their teeth and gums examined, and a dental cleaning once their teeth emerge. Routine dental cleanings help prevent plaque and tartar buildup that leads to cavities, gingivitis, gum disease, and other painful conditions. Bringing your child in for semi-annual cleanings helps to avoid tooth decay and periodontal disease, allowing them to get a deep cleaning, removing bacteria in and around the teeth and gums.
Regular cleanings and exams also allow our staff to interact with your child and provide age-appropriate instruction on brushing and flossing. This ensures they will know how to correctly take care of their mouth in the months between cleanings so that they can avoid damaging and painful conditions like cavities.
We Make Cleanings Fun
Our regular interactions with your child when they come in for dental cleanings also helps to build trust. It is our hope that your child has a sense of accomplishment when we congratulate them on a job well done. At Smile Zone we even offer fun prizes to reward them for taking good care of their teeth at the end of each visit! Future dental visits will be much easier when they already have fun memories at our office!
By bringing your child in for regularly scheduled kid’s dental cleanings, not just when there is a painful problem or emergency, you help your child associate dental care with positive experiences. If or when they do have a dental emergency, they are much more likely to feel safe and confident. Your child should be able to trust the healthcare professionals in his or her life, and we make it a priority to build relationships with each one of our patients.
Because we are a dental office that caters to children, everyone here at Smile Zone strives to make each child’s experience as fun and fear-free as possible. Our positive and kind-hearted staff is experienced in caring for the unique needs of children, toddlers, quiet teenagers, and everyone in between. Our comfortable dental chairs and engaging office space means your children will be entertained and relaxed throughout their entire visit.
Cleanings as an Integral Part of a Home-Care Dental Routine
When your child comes in for dental cleanings, we talk to them about what we are doing each step of the way. We want them to understand how to take care of their smile, and why it’s important to do a good job with their own dental hygiene. We can teach them how to brush effectively without causing damage to their gums, help them learn how long to brush, and teach them the appropriate way to floss their teeth.
Our staff goes through each step of the cleaning process, talking to them about why it’s important to take x-rays of their mouths and scrape off plaque buildup to keep their teeth and gums healthy and free of bacteria. When kids understand why they have to do something, it generally makes them more eager to participate in their own dental health.
How To Schedule Kid’s Dental Cleanings
Give us a call at Smile Zone today to schedule your children’s semi-annual dental cleanings. We offer late afternoon and evening appointments, and even some weekend appointments to meet the busy schedules of working parents.
Once you call and speak to one of our friendly staff members to book your visit, we can send you a reminder text or email which is especially helpful if you have more than one child on our calendar. Each time your child comes in, we can schedule the next six-month appointment, right then and there, so you never have to worry about making a last-minute appointment when the time comes to have their teeth cleaned again.
Simply give us a call at (530) 230-0081 or send us a message to schedule your child’s dental cleaning. We can’t wait to see the bright smile on your child’s face when they have sparkling clean teeth, and the smile on your own when you see how happy they are to go to the dentist!