Dental Cleaning for Kids and Teens
Dental Cleaning for Kids and Teens
Dental Cleanings or Prophylaxis (“prophy”) is an essential component of preventive dentistry. The goal is to remove microbial plaque which can cause gingivitis (gum inflammation), and cavities. Only our professional staff can determine how frequently this must be done. Some patients accumulate tartar faster than others.

Prophylaxis and Why It Will Help Your Kid

If you regularly visit a pediatric dentist then it’s likely you have your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. This is to remove any hardened plaque or tartar from teeth which helps keep your teeth and gums in great shape.

Prophylaxis reduces the risk of gum disease and tooth decay and your kid needs regular professional dental cleanings for exactly the same reasons as you. During this appointment, it’s also possible for the hygienist to identify any areas your child might be missing whenever they brush or floss their teeth.

This will allow your dentist to provide personalized oral hygiene instructions to help your child brush in the most effective way possible. If they do need any tuition on how to brush and floss then you can be sure it will be done in a way that is entertaining and fun.

Treatments to Protect Their Teeth

Regular brushing and flossing will do a lot to keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong there are treatments that can help provide a little more protection.

Fluoride Varnish
Fluoride is a great way to protect young teeth as it helps to harden tooth enamel, reducing the risk of cavities. Your pediatric dentist can apply fluoride topically to tooth surfaces in the form of a varnish.

This is a quick and painless treatment as the varnish is simply painted onto newly cleaned teeth. It must be left in place for several hours or even overnight before your child can brush it off. During this time, they will still be able to eat and drink normally.

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Monday: 9AM-6PM
Tuesday: 9AM-6PM
Wednesday: 9AM-6PM
Thursday: 9AM-6PM
Friday: 9AM-4PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Sara B. Babich, DDS
116 E 84th St,
New York, NY 10028
(212) 988-4070


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