Preventative Care Appointment

Pediatric Dental Cleaning and Exam

Practicing good oral hygiene can lead to more than just healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. It does a lot for your general health as well. Therefore, we recommend that you visit Children's Dentistry at least twice a year for a preventive care appointment, which includes a professional dental cleaning and examination.

For more information about Preventative Care Appointment or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilkerson, please use our Contact Us form or call our office in Charleston, WV at Charleston Office Phone Number 304-345-0541.

Professional Dental Cleaning

During the cleaning the dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar that builds up on teeth no matter how good your oral hygiene practices are at home. Plaque that is not removed can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. The gentle and professional cleanings performed at Children’s Dentistry will help your child preserve their teeth and gums.

Pediatric Dental Exam

Your child’s preventive care appointment is not just a “cleaning.” At this appointment the staff will also:

  • Take any necessary radiographs and intraoral images to help diagnose caries (also referred to as tooth decay)
  • Perform an oral cancer exam
  • Provide fluoride application
  • Issue oral hygiene instruction and dietary recommendations.

After all necessary diagnostic tools and exams are complete, a caries assessment is determined. A caries assessment is the level of risk your child is for future dental decay. This assessment tool helps the dental hygienist and Dr. Wilkerson to determine any adjunct treatment or services needed to improve, or maintain your child’s good oral health. These additional services may include more frequent cleanings, prescription toothpaste, sealants and athletic mouth guards.

Our goal for your child’s preventive care appointments is to develop a lifetime of optimum oral health by offering them a dental home. Our dental home will create positive dental experiences for your child as they grow from infants through their teenage years, which will then follow them into adulthood.


Patient Reviews: Pediatric Preventative Care Dental Appointments

Please read Patient Reviews below to read testimonials for our practice in our patients’ own words. Please visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your Pediatric preventative care appointment experiences with Children's Dentistry. We do offer Patient Testimonials for our overall practice, on video, and additional sources. Call our office if you would like more information: Charleston Office Phone Number 304-345-0541.

Children's Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 107 Preventative Care Appointment reviews.

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Love, love love this office — always a pleasure, and the coffee cart doesn't hurt either! Parent's that take their children to other dentists don't know what they are missing!!

- Kim G

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This office and all there staff were super nice I would highly recommend them .

- Paizleigh M

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Wonderful visit for my daughter! Thank you!

- Cheyenne R

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The staff and environment was amazing!

- Amber C

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We love Dr.Wilkerson & all the staff. They all are so caring and sweet. Best Children's dentistry around!

- Memphis D

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Great office and staff. Fabulous with the kids

- Amy B

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I love this place!

- Brittany D

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Very pleased with my 3 year old Daughters first appointment and I think she was to!

- Addy V

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I wasn't sure what to expect for my 10 month old son's first dental appointment but everyone made me feel very welcome. I was told where I could find restrooms and refreshments and got a tour of the facility. Check in on the computer was quick/efficient and wait time appropriate. I had several questions and didn't feel rushed or like I was a burden. I would highly recommend this office to new parents. I've already mentioned the office to one of my friends that has a 1.5 year old.

- Leah H

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Love this place and recommend to everyone I know with children.

- Jennifer R

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Love this place and tell everyone they should bring their kids.

- Jennifer R

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Thank you for a positive dental experience. If kids aren't treated well when they are kids, I feel they will avoid dentists their entire lives. Thank you for making this a good experience for my kids.

- Lisa H

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Excellant service kid and friendly staff

- Karen G

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Dr. Wilkerson and the staff were absolutely wonderful. It was my baby's first dentist appointment and they were very patient and helpful as well as understanding. I would recommend them to anyone.

- Bo H

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Dr. Wilkerson and her staff provide excellent dental care.

- Susanne C

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Everyone made my daughter felt comfortable.

- Katelynn C

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People here are really nice and good with children

- Christi H

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I can't begin to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to Dr. Wilkerson and the staff at Children's Dentistry. I have never been treated so kind by any type of business professional in my life. From start to finish; check in to check out, it was the greatest experience and service that anyone (and I mean ANYONE) could ever ask for or expect. They literally leave no stone unturned when it comes to customer service. I was so impressed with the kindness, professionalism, service, and friendliness of the entire staff including Dr. Wilkerson. This office goes way above and beyond to ensure that your child has the best dental visit any parent or child could wish for. I really appreciated how involved they allow the child to be, as well as how informative and patient they are with not only the child, but the parent as well. You are not just considered as "another patient" and rushed through the process. They allow and encourage the parent and the child to ask as many questions as necessary to ensure the child & parent are not only at ease with what's going on, but also comfortable with the decision(s) being made. I truly felt as though I was more than just a patient. I felt as though we were family and long time friends. Then to top it off, the gifts and goody bags the child receives is amazing and thoughtful. Not to mention, the wonderful coffee cup and delicious cappuccino mommy got when we left 🙂

- Natalie C

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excellent service, very patient staff, made a stressful experience much easier

- Amanda S

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This was my sons first visit everyone in the office was wonderful! I can not wait to take him back.

- Tiffany H

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