Young girl smiling at the dentist office

The Importance of Teeth Cleaning for Children

When it comes to getting your teeth cleaned, you may already know how important it is to visit your dentist on a regular basis. But what about your kids? You may be surprised to learn that it’s just as important for your children to get their teeth cleaned regularly as it is for you — even if they haven’t lost their baby teeth yet. At Thornton Kids Dentistry, we specialize in dental cleanings for kids. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of teeth cleaning for children, and contact us to make an appointment today!

 Child getting his teeth cleaned at the dentist.

Prevent or Identify Cavities

Even before their permanent teeth grow in, your child’s baby teeth can develop cavities, too. By scheduling regular teeth cleanings for your child even before they lose their baby teeth, you can help prevent cavities from forming or identify them if they already have. It’s also a great way to ensure that your child’s gums stay healthy and ready for permanent teeth to grow in.

Dentist teaching a young girl how to brush her teeth.

Eliminate Plaque & Tartar

Your child’s baby teeth can have plaque and tartar buildup just like your permanent teeth can. While brushing and flossing is a great way to get rid of plaque and tartar, regular visits to Thornton Kids Dentistry can make sure that your child’s teeth are getting the deep clean that they need. For a happy, healthy, plaque- and tartar-free smile, schedule an appointment for your child today.

Two dentists looking at the teeth of a young child

Track Oral Development

One of the biggest transitions that your child will go through as they get older is the transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth. By scheduling regular dental appointments for your child, we can track together their oral development and make any necessary plans to ensure a beautiful, white smile as they get older. If you stay on top of teeth cleaning for your child while they still have their baby teeth, you are setting them up for success when their permanent teeth start coming in!

Dentist holding a set of fake teeth

Dentist Familiarity

One of the biggest reasons to schedule regular teeth cleaning appointments for your child is to help them become familiar with and comfortable with visiting our dental offices in Thornton. For many children and even adults, visiting the dentist can cause anxiety. At Thornton Kids Dentistry, we make it our mission to help your children feel as comfortable and safe as possible, and part of that comes from regular appointments where we are able to get to know you and your child as they grow.

Have you been looking for the right dentist for your child? Your search ends at Thornton Kids Dentistry. Schedule your appointment today!

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