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Pediatric Hygiene

Preventive Care

When our hygienists work with your child, we approach their cleaning visits just like we approach yours — thoroughly. Their visit could include X-rays, oral hygiene instruction, fluoride treatments, dietary advice, oral cancer screening, periodontal charting, aesthetic evaluation, and an opportunity to discuss any of your personal concerns about and with your child. Their treatment is intended to decrease the possibility of decay or disease, and we will work closely with you, as their parent, to help you follow through at home. In the unfortunate instance that your child develops a cavity, in most cases, we can fill the cavity in our office.


Sealants have a proven track record of helping to prevent decay. Typically, they’re placed on your child’s six year molars, and additional teeth as needed, to lock out bacteria and help decrease the possibility of decay.

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