Children from all over New York visit our dentist's office to have their children's teeth cleaned in a comforting environment. We recommend that dental cleanings and examinations begin at an early age. This is important to ensure that baby teeth grow properly and stay healthy until adult teeth are ready to come out. It usually takes less than an hour for a good dental office to perform a complete dental cleaning, as long as it becomes a regular habit.
The benefits of spending this hour at the dentist about once every six months can have tremendous long-term benefits. The first cleaning is usually done during the toddler's years, between 12 and 36 months. Regular examinations during this time will allow the dentist to find and remove plaque and tartar buildup before they go out of control. Crooked teeth are difficult to clean no matter how old you are.
Unfortunately, children may not have the patience to care for hard-to-reach places. This can cause plaque to build up, which can lead to tooth decay. You should take the time to guide your child as they brush their teeth. Once your child is old enough, ask the dentist about orthodontic treatment for the child.
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure because it allows you to restore your teeth to their original whiteness and improve your smile, and some parents wonder if teeth whitening exists for children.