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Pediatric Dental Cleanings in Lytle, TX

Routine cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining positive oral health for both adults and kids alike. Our gentle dental team loves working at each child’s specific pace to help them have clean and healthy teeth and gums. To schedule your child’s next teeth cleaning and exam with us, please give our office a call or send us a message so we can get their next visit scheduled!

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Why are routine dental cleanings important for kids?

Regular dental exams allow our team to examine your child’s teeth and gums twice a year to ensure that their smile looks healthy. If we do diagnose an issue at their six-month check-up, it will likely be easier and less costly to treat than if the problem was discovered months or years later. Teeth cleanings help clear away plaque and tartar the builds up around the gum line and in between teeth. Even if your child always brushes their teeth twice a day, there are still areas that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush and require a hygienist to expertly clean.

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Are baby teeth really important?

Most kids lose all of their baby teeth by the time they turn twelve, which means baby teeth only stick around for a short period of their life. However, keeping a child’s baby teeth in good health really sets them up for success in the future. Adult teeth are located just below baby teeth in the jaw, and when tooth decay, gum disease, or infection affects a baby tooth, it can affect the adult tooth underneath if it is not treated right away. We have also found that kids who learn the importance of dentistry from a young age tend to prioritize having a healthy smile when they reach adulthood.

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How can I prepare my child for their first visit?

We always recommend that parents speak to their children about dentistry in a positive way to let them know that they don’t have to be afraid of our office and that there’s nothing to be nervous about. If you know your child tends to get anxious in new situations or around new people, feel free to bring them to our office for a quick tour before their first appointment to meet our friendly team and get a feel for our office. We would be happy to answer any questions they may have and help them get excited for their first appointment with our practice!

Have a question for us? Feel free to get in touch with our friendly front office for assistance!