Pediatric Gentle Exams & Cleanings in San Jose

We protect your child’s precious smile with a gentle touch in a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment.

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Gentle Dental Exams and Cleanings for Kids

Protecting and maintaining your child’s precious smile and oral health from an early age sets the foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. That’s why, at Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose, we emphasize prevention and offer gentle routine dental exams and cleanings for every child in Silicon Valley.

Dr. Michelle and Dr. Grover recommend a pediatric dental exam and teeth cleaning every six months, which gives us the best chance to find any dental problems in time to provide the best treatment. Pediatric teeth cleaning also plays an important role in cavity and tooth decay prevention because it eliminates plaque and tartar deposits.

Our gentle and careful teeth cleaning uses special tools and techniques that offer much better results than your child’s tooth brushing at home can. Of course, brushing and flossing at home are very important, but they can’t match the cleaning power of professional dental cleaning.

Your child can enjoy a calm, friendly, and fun environment from a dentist in San Jose who cares about their oral health and overall well-being. Both Dr. Michelle Haghpanahan and Dr. Reena Grover are deeply committed to providing personalized care for children from all over Silicon Valley, and you can discuss any of your dental issues or concerns with her and the team at Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose.

What Happens During a Gentle Dental Exam and Cleaning?

Curious about what happens during these appointments? Here’s a snapshot of our pediatric dental exams and cleaning procedures:

Oral Examination: A hygienist will examine your child’s teeth, gums, mouth, and lips to identify early signs of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. If this is your child's first visit, the hygienist may also take X-rays to get a better picture of what’s going on beneath the surface.
Dental Cleaning: The dental hygienist then gently and carefully begins cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup with specialized cleaning tools, followed by flossing to maintain sparkling smiles.
Preventive Measures: The hygienist then applies a compound and polishes the teeth with automated soft bristles. They can also provide fluoride treatments to safeguard teeth.
Education: Next, the dentist will take time to come in and also thoroughly inspect and examine your child’s mouth, looking closely for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. She will also provide guidance on proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing techniques tailored to your child’s age.
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Benefits of Pediatric Dental Exams and Cleanings

Routine dental check-ups and cleanings for children offer a range of advantages, including:

Prevention: Early detection of dental issues enables prompt treatment, preventing more severe and costly problems later on.
Oral health education: Our dental team educates both children and parents on proper oral hygiene practices, ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Cavity prevention: Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of cavities.
Gum disease prevention: Regular cleanings help prevent gum disease, protecting your child’s gums and teeth.
Developmental monitoring: We monitor your child’s dental development, addressing any concerns as they arise.
Boost in confidence: A healthy smile boosts your child’s self-confidence and overall well-being.
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Where to Get a Routine Dental Exam and Cleaning for Kids in Silicon Valley

Keep in mind that regular dental exams and cleanings are key to preserving a lifetime of bright, happy smiles. These routine checkups and cleanings for children are important not just for preventing dental problems but also for teaching your child about keeping good oral health habits early on.

Our expert Silicon Valley pediatric dentistry team, led by Dr. Grover and Dr. Michelle, provides gentle cleanings and exams so your kids can feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit.
Ready for your child to have a fun, anxiety-free, pain-free, and positive dental exam and cleaning experience in San Jose?
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