At Tod Anderson DDS in Los Gatos, California, we provide dental cleanings and exams for children of all ages. A dental cleaning allows us to meticulously clean the plaque and tartar buildup on your child's teeth. The cleaning is then followed by a flossing and fluoride treatment. The fluoride applications help to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
During a dental examination, we will check your child's overall health of the mouth and gums. We recommend that you bring your child every six months for a regular dental checkup and cleaning. This will help maintain your child's dental health well into their growing-up years and adulthood.
What Are the Benefits of Routine Cleanings and Exams?
By regularly visiting your dental provider for exams and cleanings, you can help your child:
- Prevent tooth decay and cavities
- Avoid costly and extensive dental procedures later
- Orthodontic treatments for aligned teeth
- Gum disease such as gingivitis can be kept in check
- Maintain a fresh mouth odor
- Retain a smile that will last a lifetime
What Is Involved During the Dental Exam?
Our dentist will thoroughly examine your child's teeth and gums during a dental exam to look for symptoms of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems. If necessary, we may also take dental X-rays to have a comprehensive look at the oral structure that may not be visible to the naked eye. We use only digital X-rays to minimize the radiation exposure of the child.
What Is Involved During Professional Cleanings?
Followed by an exam, we will clean your child's teeth. Based on your child's age or needs, we will use a toothbrush or a rubber cup with a polishing compound to clean the teeth efficiently. In addition, we will employ special dental tools to remove the solidified mineral build-up of plaque and tartar from certain teeth. We may also recommend a topical fluoride application to further protect the teeth from cavities and decay.
Our Child-Friendly Office
As every child is unique, we strive to facilitate a positive dental cleaning and exam for your child. Our staff will make every effort to ensure that your child feels as comfortable as possible. Before getting started with exams, we will happily listen to your specific questions or concerns. Together we can discuss the planned approach for your child's further course of treatment to ensure their dental health for life.
At our office, Tod Anderson DDS, we will work together to keep your child's smile bright and healthy. Visit us at 14475 S Bascom Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032, or call us at (408) 540-7813 and schedule an appointment with the dentist.