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. Please read our patient reviews below.

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

Read reviews from our satisfied patients about their visit to Dr. Wilkerson. 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 161 Preventative Care Appointment reviews.

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We enjoy going to the dentist

- krystal W

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Bryson had a wonderful appointment! He was scared, being only 2-years-old, but all of the girls were great with him during his cleaning, especially Shasta. Dr. Wilkerson was wonderful as usual! We love your office!

- Bryson B

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Awesome place and staff!

- Jaylee D

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Awesome place for kiddos to go to the denstist!

- Easton D

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Love this office and the entire staff!! I have taken my boys to this office since they were little (now teens), and I have never had a bad experience!!

- Missy G

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Kennedy is a special needs baby who is two years old. Everyone has made his experiences there wonderful. I am constantly bragging on this dentist office for people to take their children. Love their understanding and patience.

- Patricia P

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I've always heard it is recommended that children have their first dentist appointment by their first birthday. I used to think it would be impossible to check a baby's teeth but I was amazed after seeing how wonderful the staff was with my 8 month old son. Dr. Wilkerson addressed my concerns and gave me great tips for taking care of my baby's new teeth. I encourage all parents to bring in their little ones!

- Jeremy R

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Thanks to the staff at Children's Dentistry and the incredible skill Tracy Wilkerson has with working with children, my daughter loves the dentist! Not only does she enjoy each and every dentist appointment but she is enthusiastic about caring for her teeth at home. I know that the impact Children's dentistry has had on my daughter will last a lifetime.

- Kayla R

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I'm very happy with the level of care my children receive from Children's Dentistry. Dr Dr Wilkerson and staff are very professional and very attentive to my child's needs. My children receive personalized care at every appointment. The staff go above and beyond to make each visit pleasant.

- Carmela N

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I am so thankful to have found Dr. Wilkerson. She and the entire staff go to "infinity and beyond" to satisfy every need of both parent and child. Jax feels so comfortable being in the office and everyone is so courteous and caring. We love it here!

- Ashleigh T

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This was our first visit I was really impressed with the facility and staff was very helpful I will definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

- Samantha G

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Dr. Tracy is the best!

- Nikia E

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Our first visit was an absolutely wonderful experience. The staff was extremely pleasant and efficient. When we left, Landon asked "How soon do I get to go back there?" That question alone was the sign of a visit well-done.

- Landon D

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This was our little guys first visit, and thank you to everyone for being so sweet, nice and friendly! The first appointment was a little rough (as expected) and you all were great! Thank you for making us feel so welcome!

- Beckett S

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Dr. Wilkerson and the staff are wonderful. They explain everything to children in a very thoughtful, caring manner.

- Julia N

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We absolutely love the children's dentistry. From the time that you walk in the door your child is made to feel comfortable. Our appointment was at 3:30 and we were done by 345. The office is set up in the manner that allows younger children or children that might be more afraid to be in their own private area. I cannot imagine going to another dentist.

- Angie N

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I love that we have found such a caring and dedicated dentist and staff for our son and future children. We appreciate all you do!

- Grayson C

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The facility was very clean and organized. We loved all of the staff. They took a not so happy 3 year old and made the best out of the situation. They made her feel comfortable and let her handle the equipment.

- Amy M

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I would recommend this staff and doctor to everyone I know who has children.

- Jerrold T

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It was a great appointment. They were sweet and made my child comfortable.

- Regina T

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