Helping your child brush and floss each day is essential for giving them a healthy, happy smile. However, there are areas in the mouth where your child's toothbrush and dental floss cannot quite reach. Dental cleanings with our friendly pediatric dental team gently remove plaque and tartar accumulation from such areas and polish the teeth to help create an oral environment that fosters good dental health. Routine dental exams are also typically performed during dental cleaning appointments, which give our specially trained pediatric dentists the opportunity to evaluate your child's teeth, gums, and jaw development and address any treatment needs as early as possible. At MINT kids, we always put the health, comfort, and safety of our patients first. Plus, we have iPads preloaded with parent-approved games for your child to enjoy when they arrive. For fun, positive dental cleanings your kids will look forward to every six months, get in touch with our Dallas, TX team and book your family's visit today.
Dental care for kids begins early in life. Even before the first tooth erupts, it is important to clean your child's teeth and gums to remove plaque and allow them to become accustomed to a daily home care routine. Our team of pediatric specialists recommends that all children take their first trip to the dentist when they are around 18 months old unless there are specific oral concerns prior to this age. In general, children should have their teeth cleaned professionally every six months or as recommended by our skilled pediatric dentists. Professional cleanings help to minimize plaque, stain, tartar, and bacterial accumulation to keep their smiles bright and shiny while reducing the risk of oral problems, like tooth decay (cavities) and gingivitis (the earliest stage of gum disease). Choosing MINT kids as your child's dental provider can help them establish a great relationship with dentistry early on while minimizing the potential for more expensive dental needs down the road.
What To Expect
At MINT kids, you can always count on our experienced team to provide fun, stress-free dental cleaning visits for your little ones. Before getting started, your child will be given a pair of MINT sunglasses to wear and reclined comfortably in one of our treatment chairs. They can also listen to music on our Beats headphones or find their favorite show to watch on our in-room TV. Our skilled team members will then use special instruments to gently remove any plaque or tartar that has accumulated on the teeth, which may include an ultrasonic technique (combining water and sonic vibrations) or hand-scaling tools. Each tooth will then be polished to eliminate any surface stains or residual plaque and to ensure a healthy, clean environment. Fluoride treatments may be administered at the end of the visit to help strengthen your child's teeth and protect against dental cavities.
Dental cleanings are part of an ongoing preventive care dental plan to help keep your child's smile healthy and bright. In most cases, our team recommends dental cleanings biannually but may increase the frequency based on individual needs, such as if your child wears braces or could benefit from an extra cleaning per year. At each dental cleaning visit, our team will review with you and your child the best brushing and flossing techniques to effectively clean the teeth and gums each day at home. Any specific areas that may require more attention will be pointed out at this time. As your child grows, they will develop greater dexterity and the ability to brush and floss their teeth more effectively. Until then, we suggest that you assist them in their efforts to help keep their smile looking and feeling its best. Scheduling routine dental cleanings as recommended by our pediatric dentists is an excellent way to maintain your child's oral health, smile, and confidence and help them establish healthy habits for life.
As a preventive care procedure, biannual dental cleanings are often covered by dental insurance plans. Our knowledgeable business staff will contact your provider and let you know of any uncovered costs. MINT kids wants every child to have the opportunity to experience a healthy smile and will work with you to help make that happen. Please talk with our team about flexible payment options to give your family access to the quality and affordable care they need.
Create Happy, Healthy Smiles
Let your child's smile shine bright and healthy year-round with routine dental cleanings from our exceptional pediatric dental team. Each member of our staff is dedicated to creating a fun, stress-free atmosphere in which children and teens can develop lifelong positive feelings toward dentistry. Dental cleanings are an essential preventive care service that can help minimize your family's risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and greater dental needs in the future. Schedule your child's dental cleaning visit at MINT kids in Dallas, TX today, and let them see how much fun a trip to the dentist can be!