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.
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: Pediatric Dental Office in Charleston WV Phone Number 304-345-0541.
Patient Testimonial from Heather T
We greatly appreciate your professionalism and making my toddler comfortable & happy to see you!
- Heather T
Patient Testimonial from Emily K
Amazing staff and wonderful experience. My little one is so shy that I was nervous she would not allow the staff to do anything. However, she did amazing. They even got her to take X-rays at just two years old! I will be taking her back for her next appointment for sure.
- Emily K
Patient Testimonial from Shelton G
Great visit as usual
- Shelton G
Patient Testimonial from Angela B
I couldn't ask for better care or staff members.
- Angela B
Patient Testimonial from Patricia P
I love bringing my children there. The doctor and staff are wonderful. They are very friendly and always helpful. I have a special needs child and I would highly recommend everyone to bring their child here. They are very patient and understanding with him. Afterwards he has never had a meltdown, always comes out laughing. He's four and he's been going since he was two. My daughter is eleven and has been going for around eight years. Again, they are wonderful people.
- Patricia P
Patient Testimonial from Jennifer K
Great staff! So friendly and welcoming! Would highly recommend to any child, especially ones who are nervous.
- Jennifer K
Patient Testimonial from Paula F
11 years ago I took my daughter to Dr Wilkerson. Excellence reigns here! My daughter even won the “best smile” certificate at the YMCA one year.....kudos!
- Paula F
Patient Testimonial from Leia F
I could not say enough great things about this office. One of my sons is autistic and they are so understanding and good with him. We travel a hour and 45 minutes for this reason. We were in and out in 35 minutes with both of my sons being seen back to back. I would recommend this dentist to everyone.
- Leia F
Patient Testimonial from Janice F
- Janice F
Patient Testimonial from Stephanie P
Wonderful experience as always!!!
- Stephanie P
Patient Testimonial from Chloe O
Great experience and great staff for small children. And cookies
- Chloe O
Patient Testimonial from Amelia P
Always the best! My two older girls love going to the dentist. My oldest got a little worried about having her sealants done but the staff took their time and explained to her what was going to happen and talked her through the entire thing. My middle child loves having the same hygienist at every visit as it helps her know what to expect. By taking my youngest for routine appts as an infant will help her to create healthy habits and also look forward to her dental appts. I wish I had received the dental care as a child that my children receive with Dr. Wilkerson and her staff! I also love the all female staff as it sets an amazing example for my girls!
- Amelia P
Patient Testimonial from Andrew L
The experience is wonderful and I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. Keep up the good work.
- Andrew L
Patient Testimonial from Ashley B
I can not recommend this office enough. My child always feel extremely comfortable and I know are well taken care of!
- Ashley B
Patient Testimonial from Tobias S
I am so glad I have chosen this office for my son. The staff made me feel very comfortable. They also worked really well with my son considering he’s only 17 months and it was his first dentist visit. They were very patient.
- Tobias S
Patient Testimonial from Luke D
Best around for any and all pediatric dental needs. Friendly staff who all go above and beyond every visit.
- Luke D
Patient Testimonial from Cathleen R
They are absolutely the best!
- Cathleen R
Patient Testimonial from Cindy R
We love coming here. Friendly, efficient and I know my children are receiving excellent care!
- Cindy R
Patient Testimonial from Christi H
All the staff is wonderful with the children making them feel comfortable about coming to visit
- Christi H
Patient Testimonial from Craig K
Great office and staff
- Craig K