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Paediatric Cleanings in SE Edmonton

Preventing dental disease in children begins with early, routine preventative care appointments. These visits are focused around early screenings and education to limit the risk of decay, injury and tooth loss.

Six Month Cleanings

Dr Paul showing little girl toothbrushYour child’s first dental cleanings are typically with the dentist. As they get a bit older, they transition to seeing our hygienist. During their visit, we will gently scale away buildup, polish off surface stains and then apply fluoride.

Oral Hygiene for Children

Establishing a proper oral hygiene routine can help your family break the cycle of decay and gum disease. Encourage your child to brush for two minutes, twice a day, making circular motions on one tooth at a time.

After brushing all of their teeth, help them clean between each one with floss or a floss pick. Until your child is old enough to tie their own shoes, they’ll usually need parental guidance during brushing and flossing.

A Focus on Prevention

In addition to children’s cleanings, we also offer professional fluoride treatments and sealants. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel to make it more resistant to cavities, sensitivity and demineralisation. We recommend an application after each dental cleaning.

If your child has their permanent molars (back teeth) we also recommend placing sealants. Sealants are protective coatings that block out food debris, acid and bacteria, making teeth easier to clean. Sealants only take a few minutes to apply and significantly lower your child’s cavity risk.

Will My Child Need X-rays?

Occasional dental X-rays help us to monitor your child’s oral development and tooth eruption patterns. We may recommend occasional imaging to screen for cavities and orthodontic complications, such as impacted teeth.

Reserve an Appointment Today

Reserve a dental cleaning and exam for your child every six months. We enjoy seeing children of all ages. Contact us today to get started.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Paediatric Cleanings SE Edmonton, Ellerslie, Walker AB | (780) 540-8828