Dental scaling in children

Dental scaling is a procedure performed by a dental hygienist to remove tartar and plaque buildup   on teeth and gums. Tartar is a hard mineral deposit that accumulates on the teeth, while plaque is a sticky film formed by bacteria that are naturally found in the mouth.

Scaling is an important part of maintaining oral health because it can help prevent cavities and gum problems such as gingivitis and periodontitis.

Dental Scaling in Children: When to Begin for Optimal Oral Hygiene?

It is recommended to start dental check-ups and scaling as soon as the child's teeth have appeared, usually around the age of 3. This may vary depending on the child's oral health and oral hygiene habits. The dental hygienist will perform an examination of the child's mouth and recommend hygiene instructions based on their individual needs.

The Dental Scaling Process

  • Teeth cleaning: The dental hygienist will use an instrument called a scaler to remove tartar and plaque from the child’s teeth and gums.
  • Teeth polishing: A polishing paste is used to remove stains and the last traces of plaque from the child’s teeth.
  • Fluoridation: Depending on the age of the child, the dental hygienist may apply a fluoride solution to the child’s teeth to strengthen the enamel and prevent cavities.

It is important to make children aware of the importance of oral hygiene and to teach them good habits from an early age. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste containing fluoride. By taking care of the child’s mouth in this way, you can help prevent dental problems and maintain good oral health in the long term.

  • Teeth cleaning

  • Teeth polishing

  • Fluoridation

  • Habits

Our rates
Dental Cleaning for Children (under 12 years old) : 113.-

Our dental clinic adheres to SSO dental pricing.

New Patient Dental Cleaning with Two X-rays : 155.-
Check-up with a dentist : Between 80.- and 180.-

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it necessary to have scaling done for children?

Scaling helps prevent tooth decay and gum diseases, even in children who have a good brushing routine.

How often should my child have scaling done?

Most dentists recommend scaling every 6 to 12 months, depending on the child’s oral health.

How to prepare my child for their first scaling?

Simply explain the procedure to them, reassure them, and encourage them to ask questions to their dental hygienist.

What are the signs indicating that my child might need scaling?

Red, swollen gums that bleed easily or the visible presence of yellowish deposits on the teeth are indicators.

Can scaling affect my child's tooth enamel?

No, when performed by a professional, scaling is safe and does not damage the enamel.

Do baby teeth need to be scaled?

Yes, even baby teeth can accumulate tartar and develop cavities.

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