in Richmond, VA
Getting your child's teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year is an essential component of pediatric preventive dentistry. We, at Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry, are committed to providing quality, gentle care in a comfortable, kid-friendly environment. We are all about healthy, happy smiles!
Why Are Dental Cleanings Important?
Baby teeth are just like adult teeth. They are vulnerable to plaque and tartar, and they can develop cavities and become infected, which can make your child uncomfortable and less likely to eat. Tooth decay, left untreated, can continue to progress, potentially leading to tooth loss.
It's important to keep in mind that, while baby teeth won't last forever, they play a vital role in how your child's permanent teeth will emerge. Baby teeth falling out prematurely can result in the surrounding teeth shifting into the gap. That can lead to crooked adult teeth or a crowded mouth, potentially requiring orthodontic treatment down the road.
Plaque and tartar left sitting on your child's teeth can cause bad breath and gum disease (periodontal disease), which is characterized by swollen, bleeding gums. The health of your child's smile matters, so don't forget to schedule a professional cleaning!
What Does a Dental Cleaning Involve?
We will start by examining your child's teeth to ensure they are in tip-top shape. Our dental team will gently remove any plaque and tartar buildup and will floss in between the teeth. We will polish your child's teeth and may apply a fluoride treatment for protection against tooth decay. Our team at Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry is committed to providing the highest level of care and comfort for every one of our young patients throughout the cleaning process.
Caring For Your Child's Teeth at Home
Make sure your child brushes at least twice a day for two minutes and flosses daily. That will help remove plaque and prevent it from hardening to tartar, which can only be removed at a dentist's office.
Request Your Appointment Today!
At Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry, we make it convenient to plan your visit. Click the link to request an appointment time that fits your busy schedule. We can't wait to see you!