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Importance of teeth cleaning for kids, explained by pediatric dentist in Greensboro, NC

A kid’s primary teeth are destined to be replaced by an adult set, starting at about age six and continuing through the teen years. As a parent, if you are wondering, “what is the importance of teeth cleaning before secondary teeth come in?” you are not alone. That is a common question, with the answer explained by Dr. Sona Isharani, a pediatric dentist in Greensboro, NC.

Mother & baby ready to clean thier teeth

What does pediatric teeth cleaning entail?

Regular checkups, usually twice a year, are important to your child’s dental and overall health. These visits should include a “prophy,” or cleaning, even if only a few teeth are present.

The procedure is much like an adult cleaning in which bacteria, plaque, and tartar are removed from tooth surfaces, teeth are polished, and gum health is checked. However, for a pediatric cleaning, kid-sized instruments are used to ensure the patient’s comfort.

What is the importance of teeth cleaning?

Explained by the kid’s dentist in Greensboro, NC trusted for her advanced training and experience, regular hygiene appointments are essential for:

  • Observing oral development – By monitoring arch size and emergence of teeth, Dr. Isharani is in a good position to spot potential problems early. A simple step such as a palatal expander or interceptive orthodontics can help your child’s teeth come in straight, without the need for extractions or braces in the future.
  • Cavity prevention – A child’s mouth, just like yours, hosts many strains of oral bacteria. Some produce acids that eat holes in tooth enamel. A dental cleaning removes the sticky film of plaque that protects these pathogens. Dr. Isharani may recommend dental sealants on molars for additional protection.
  • Cavity treatment – Our goal is to help your child enjoy a cavity-free mouth, but many factors (including heredity) play a role in the development of tooth decay. That makes it important to intercept cavities early. In some cases, tiny cavities can be “healed” with topical fluoride treatment, or repairs can be made with tooth-colored fillings.
  • Healthy gums – Cleaning removes any build-up of tartar at the gumline. Without this treatment, gum tissues become irritated, increasing your child’s risk of developing gum disease, a health concern which can persist throughout life.

No parent wants to see a child suffer with toothache pain, mouth sores, or the embarrassment of bad teeth and bad breath. Call (336) 804-8668 to schedule your kid’s gentle teeth cleaning appointment.

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I was pleased with the care er received here. The doctor and assistants take time to get to know the children and family. They discussed care options. My daughter’s and I feel very comfortable making this their permanent dentist.

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Sona J. Isharani, DDS

Sona J. Isharani, DDS

Board-certified Pediatric Dentist Dr. Sona Isharani completed her undergraduate and graduate studies and received her dental degree from University of North Carolina, her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from University of Maryland, and a Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She specializes in early infant oral dental care, exams, and prevention. She’s trusted by children and their parents.

Dr. Isharani is assisted by a team of professionals including a dental anesthesiologist, who keep the children of Greensboro, NC smiling.