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Pediatric Dental Cleanings in Greer

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Greer Dental Studio provides pediatric dental cleanings in Greer, SC.
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Regular cleanings help keep your child's gums healthy and teeth cavity-free.

Like their parents, children should have their teeth cleaned twice a year. Pediatric teeth cleaning is a gentle experience that helps to introduce the child to the dentist's procedures. Dentists and hygienists use cleanings as teaching opportunities, instructing children about the importance of oral health.

A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, removes dental plaque and tartar (calculus) and polishes your child's teeth to remove stains and prevent further buildup of plaque. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, our team will use hand tools are used to gently remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces. Once all tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Fluoride Treatment

Do kids really need a fluoride treatment?
Fluoride has proven to decrease the risk of dental decay. Regular exposure to fluoride is necessary for healthy teeth. Fluoride is recommended from a very young age. Fluoride can be in tap water, toothpaste, mouthwash, or regular fluoride varnish treatments done at dental offices.
At what age should kids start fluoride treatment?
The American dental association recommends fluoride treatment as soon as the first tooth comes in. This usually starts at the child's first dental checkup. Fluoride varnish applied in dental offices is safe and effective. Fluoride dental varnish may also be applied at the pediatrician's office.
Is Fluoride Varnish Safe?
Multiple studies have proven fluoride varnish is a safe and effective method to prevent dental decay. In dental offices, fluoride varnish is applied in a safe dosage. Fluoride varnish is usually sticky, and it coats the teeth surface and thereby aids the tooth in soaking up fluoride. Only safe amounts of fluoride are usually swallowed upon application. Once fluoride varnish is applied to the teeth, instructions are given, usually not to eat or drink for half an hour or longer after the application, depending upon the brand of fluoride varnish used.
How often do kids get fluoride at the dentist?
Fluoride varnish is usually applied every six months. This helps deliver periodic and effective amounts of fluoride that have proven to reduce the risk of dental decay. Children may also receive professional fluoride treatment at their pediatrician's office. The application of fluoride at the dental office is preferred since the dentist can assess the caries risk for individual patients and recommend fluoride treatment intervals based on it.
Can you eat after fluoride treatment?
Typically, it is recommended not to eat or drink for 30 minutes after fluoride application. This time helps the tooth soak up the fluoride and receive maximum benefit from the treatment. Different brands available in the market might have variable timings, but the most common recommendation is not to eat or drink for 30 minutes after application.
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