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Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleanings in Newport Beach, CA

What does your child need to stay healthy and protect their pearly whites? Regular dental cleanings! Many parents assume that professional dental checkups are unnecessary if they brush and floss regularly—but that isn’t the case. Dental care is a critical part of overall health, especially for growing children vulnerable to tooth decay, dental trauma, and other dental health issues.

At Hersch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Dr. Geoffrey Hersch helps kids understand the importance of keeping their teeth clean with bite-sized patient education and gentle, preventative dental cleanings through pediatric dentistry.

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The Benefits of Dental Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings are essential to keeping your child’s teeth healthy and strong. Professional cleanings help to remove plaque and tartar build-up, preventing cavities and other dangerous oral health issues. Cleanings also help to protect against gum disease and promote overall oral health.

Quality Care from Our Experienced Team

Our experienced team of dental professionals is here to provide quality care for your child’s teeth. We understand the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene habits in young children, and we’re committed to providing quality care every step of the way. From regular cleanings to preventative care, our expert team is here to help your child have a healthy smile for life.

Professional cleanings (dental prophylaxis) form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. In a professional cleaning, your child’s dental team will:

  • Remove plaque from the teeth — plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from food, saliva, and bacteria. This acidic plaque sticks to teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Remove calculus (tartar) above the gum line — calculus is plaque that has hardened on the tooth surface and is difficult to remove. (Calculus below the gum line indicates gum disease and requires a different procedure to remove it.)
  • Polish and remove stains from teeth, making a beautifully shiny smile.

Schedule Professional Dental Cleanings for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

If you’re a parent, chances are you want to do everything possible to keep your child’s smile as healthy and bright as possible. Regular dental cleanings can be the key to helping them remain cavity-free and ward off periodontal disease. Newport Beach parents can set their kids up for success by scheduling a preventative dental cleaning at Hersch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Hersch at 949-644-0611 or message us online.