Routine Dental Cleanings are the Best Forms of Preventive Care for Your Child’s Dental Health
Teeth cleanings and exams are simple, painless, and affordable and can detect a wide range of potential dental problems and stop them in their tracks. However, many children don’t go to the dentist until they are three, by which time serious dental issues may have had time to damage their teeth or gums.
Semi-annual preventive cleanings, along with early and active treatment of possible problems, can help to preserve your child’s smile for years to come. Set up an appointment today and you could set healthy habits for your child that can last a lifetime.
Pediatric Dental Cleanings
Your children’s teeth have an important role in their growth and development, and it’s all too easy for problems to go unnoticed without routine appointments for cleanings and checkups. We serve families and children in Muscatine and the surrounding areas, and our focus is on providing high-quality pediatric dental care. We would love to bring your family into our own for years to come.
We’ll also take care to help your child through proper dental hygiene and tooth care!
Why Ongoing Teeth Cleaning Matters for Children
Plaque can form whenever your child eats but is usually removed through daily brushing and flossing. However, it’s easy for plaque to build up, depending on your child’s diet, hygiene habits, or genetics. Buildups of plaque can harbor bacteria which can cause cavities, or gum disease. Once plaque hardens into calculus, also known as tartar, it can harbor bacteria and can be even more difficult to remove.
It’s important to take your child in for regular dental cleanings or they could experience problems such as:
- Tooth decay
- Bleeding gums (Gingivitis)
- Periodontal disease
Cavities can cause permanent damage to your child’s mouth. It can cause pain, swelling, infection, and lead to tooth loss. However, in many cases, semi-annual cleanings and exams are enough to detect problems before they occur. A simple cleaning could also be just what your child needs for a whiter smile or fresh breath.
It’s also important to instill these great dental habits early on so that they maintain them over the course of their lifetime!
Set Up Your Kids’ Teeth Cleaning Appointment With Us
At Arctic Dental, we combine dedicated service with a fun, relaxed environment, making trips to the dentist something your child can look forward to.
Our founder, Dr. Jarod Johnson, is a graduate of of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine, where he earned a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. He also obtained a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa. He is deeply involved in the Muscatine community and shares his passion for dentistry with his students at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, where he serves as an Adjunct Assisting Professor.
*Accepting new patients from Muscatine and areas near West Liberty, Columbus Junction, Wapello, Tipton, Wilton, Durant, Stockton, Walcott, Blue Grass.