It’s important for your child to visit Children's Dental Care & Orthodontics every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. This appointment allows Dr. Carla LaLande to spot any problems with your child’s oral health early in development so they can be treated as well as prevented in the future. Major oral health issues, like periodontal disease, can be prevented as long as your child regularly visits our office and keeps up on oral hygiene.
During a professional cleaning, your dentist will use a variety of tools to clean the gums and teeth. These tools will help loosen and remove plaque and tartar from the smile, which is the best way to prevent oral health problems.
If your child performs good dental hygiene at home, they will not usually experience discomfort during the cleaning appointment. If they fail to take good care of their smile, problems could arise. It’s best to tell our team about any problems or concerns for your child’s mouth so we can do what we can to make the appointment as comfortable as possible.
At the appointment, our team at Children's Dental Care & Orthodontics will give you information on the current state of your child’s health and how to continue to improve it at home. Diagnostic services, if necessary, will be provided. This may include an evaluation of medical history, an oral cancer examination, an evaluation of the gums, tooth X-rays, and oral hygiene instructions.
For more information and details about dental cleanings and exams in Las Vegas, Nevada, please call our office at 702-254-8858 at your earliest convenience.