The extent of the cleaning can very from child to child. Typically any hardened plaque or calculus will be removed, the gum tissue will be evaluated for infection, and the teeth will be polished. This can often be done in conjunction with your child’s wellness visit.

Things to expect during your child’s prophylactic cleaning:

  • Examine the cleanliness of your child’s teeth and gums, often with a disclosing agent that will highlight areas that have been missed while brushing
  • Remove any plaque or tartar build up
  • Polish teeth
  • Floss
  • Review at home dental care