Children’s Dental Cleaning

 

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we believe that coming to the dentist as a child regularly will prevent a person from dental phobias, bad habits and more serious dental treatment in the future. After a child has had their exam, one of our highly trained dentists will give their teeth a cleaning. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we will usually see if the child will sit in the chairs to check their teeth. If they are still a bit nervous, we recommend them sitting on their parents lap while we examine their teeth to ensure they are happy during their appointment. If the child is comfortable enough during the exam then we will do a cleaning.

 

Before the cleaning is performed one of our friendly dentists will explain what a dental cleaning entails and will show your our ultra-sonic cleaner so they will use to get them comfortable with their surroundings. A cleaning will be done for a child to remove any plaque build-up that could potentially cause cavities in the teeth. The ultra-sonic cleaner will not hurt and just sprays out a little bit of water which the nurse will remove with the suction. Once the teeth are all clean a paste will be used to polish the teeth to make them nice and shiny.

 

Your Smile Hub dentist will take the time to explain to parent and child the best way to brush their teeth with our tooth brush and teeth model and certain foods that should be avoided or limited to stop early decay in baby teeth.

 

If your child is very nervous and needs treatment done, we offer happy air inhalation sedation which can help a child to relax and make their treatment a better experience for them so they will not have a fear of the dentists when they are older.

 

Call us today on 01 5253888 or Book Online Now to schedule your child’s dental cleaning with one of our friendly dentists.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get plaque off my toddler's teeth?

The best and only way to get plaque off your child’s teeth is to brush twice a day with a soft tooth brush and fluoride tooth paste. In some cases, the plaque may be too hard to get off in which a dentist will have to clean it off.

How should I clean my baby's teeth?

If your child is a baby it is best to use a small headed soft brush and water to brush away any food stuck on the teeth. Once they get to the age of two or three you should start using a pea size amount of fluoride toothpaste when brushing to protect their teeth from cavities. Brushing teeth twice a day will help to remove plaque or food that is sitting on the teeth.

Is my child getting enough fluoride?

Here in Ireland, we have fluoride in our water which is a great way to get fluoride. When a child is the age of two or three, they should start using fluoride tooth paste to make sure they are getting enough fluoride to protect their teeth from cavities. If a dentist feels a child is at risk of developing cavities during a dental exam, they may apply a fluoride varnish to give extra protection to the teeth.

Why should my child see a dentist for regular cleanings?

It is important for a child to come for dental cleanings regularly as it can help the dentist spot early decay that could become more severe. It also is vital for them to have their teeth cleaned to remove any plaque stuck to the teeth which can lead to a cavity. Seeing the dentist every six months will also get your child into a habit for when they are adults.

How often should a child see the dentist?

It is recommended that a child comes for their exam and cleaning every 6 months. If a child has a higher risk of developing cavities the dentist may suggest coming for exam and cleanings more often.

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    01 5253888

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    Smile Hub Dental Clinic, Bayside Medical Centre, Bayside Shopping Centre, Sutton, Dublin 13.

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