Hygiene & Exams
Nourishing your child's oral health for show-stopping smiles!
Dental Hygiene and Exams in Kennewick, WA
Hygiene and Exams are Essential for Oral Health
Even if your little surfer is totally awesome at brushing and flossing their teeth, we encourage regular checkups and cleanings at Smile Surfers because we place a strong focus on preventive treatment. Regular cleanings are critical for your children’s teeth, no matter how well they take care of them. Brushing and flossing alone isn’t enough to eliminate all of the plaque-forming germs. It must be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist when it hardens into tartar. This must be done to avoid cavities and gum disease for your little surfer!
Comprehensive exams enable us to spot cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues early on, before they become obvious to the naked eye.
Our pediatric dentists will also keep a close eye on your child’s facial/jaw growth and development, as well as the various stages of their baby and permanent teeth. As a result, we can predict, intervene, and treat any dental issues that may arise before they become more serious, painful, and costly.
Your little surfer will understand the necessity of integrating at-home cleanliness with dental checkups if you keep up with frequent examinations and cleanings, which will be so much fun for them (we promise)!
We strive to avoid dental issues by sparking lifelong healthy habits in your little surfers!
What Happens During a Dental Exam & Cleaning?
To reduce the likelihood of cavities and gum disease, a surf instructor will use state-of-the-art tools to clean your child’s teeth carefully. This will remove any plaque build-up (tartar or calculus).
To eliminate plaque and stains, we will then floss and polish the teeth. Your little surfer will have a selection of tasty polish flavors to pick from!
Finally, to fight cavities, we will add a topical fluoride varnish to their teeth. Your little surfer can eat and drink immediately after receiving this form of fluoride.
Education & Treatment
At Smile Surfers, our goal is to empower you with the strength of knowledge!
Our dentists and hygienists will:
Our pediatric dentists know everything there is to know about dental hygiene!
FAQs About Dental Exams and Cleanings
What is the appropriate frequency of my child's visits to the pediatric dentist?
When should my child see a pediatric dentist for their first check-up?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises that your children visit a pediatric dentist as soon as their first tooth shows up or at least by their first birthday.
To book your children’s first appointments at our Kennewick, WA dental office, click here.
Are dental x-rays truly safe for my child?
What additional dental services do you provide?
For further information about any of these services, click here.
Do you have any additional questions?
We’d be so happy to help you out! FAQs and answers about various pediatric dentistry topics may be found here.
You can also call our office to ask us a question directly. We’d love to hear from you!
Call Kennewick: 509-581-4455