girl teeth cleaningHere at Tooth + Tusk Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we are proud to offer dental cleanings to our patients. It’s one of the most important aspects of preventive dentistry. Dental cleanings help remove hardened bacteria that cannot be removed by toothbrush or flossing alone. Our experienced and gentle dental hygienists are dedicated to making your child feel at ease while they thoroughly clean their teeth.

Pediatric Dental Cleanings in Beaverton, OR

We recommend routine dental cleanings for several reasons. When we perform a professional cleaning, we remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. We also clean the parts of your child’s teeth that are hard to reach, such as underneath the gums. At the start of the appointment, our dental hygienist will explain to your child the process of a dental cleaning. Some kids can experience anxiety, but our team will make sure your child understands every step and feels relaxed throughout the appointment.

After cleaning, we will polish your child’s teeth so that they shine! We can also apply a fluoride treatment, if necessary, to help prevent tooth decay. We also highly recommend dental sealants to aid in protecting your child’s teeth between appointments.

Establishing Healthy Habits

As parents, it is essential to prepare your child for preventive dentistry and dental cleanings at home. Teaching your child the correct techniques for brushing and the importance of good dental hygiene can set them up for healthy dental development throughout their life. During your child’s dental cleaning, our team will build on what you have already started by teaching techniques and educating your child about healthy dental habits. We recommend brushing twice daily for two minutes each time, flossing daily, and adding a mouthwash that contains fluoride.

Trust the Pediatric Dental Specialists

The dentists and dental hygienists at Tooth + Tusk are passionate about pediatric dentistry. We love teaching kids about the importance of health and how to care for their teeth. Schedule an appointment today!