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 Beth K
Best dentist office I have ever been to. My son Tristan loves everyone.
- Beth K
Patient Testimonial from Kassie J
Staff is always so friendly and interact great with my 2 year old
- Kassie J
Patient Testimonial from Desirea M
Dr Wilkerson and her staff are just wonderful always very friendly and helpful and so so nice and their office is always clean and nice I recommend everyone to them
- Desirea M
Patient Testimonial from Kaitlin D
The hygienists were very sweet with my daughters and willing to take longer to allow them to do things. They were patient with explaining and completing my 3 year old's x-rays.
- Kaitlin D
Patient Testimonial from Stephanie C
My oldest daughter had a traumatic experience at another dentist at her last cleaning appointment. We decided to try a new dentist for this appointment and I’m so glad that we did. Everything was explained well and she was put at ease. She had no fear, even when she had x-rays. My youngest daughter is one and came for her first appointment. The hygienist made it easy for her and she did very well. I was so relieved at how well the appointments went for both of my girls. We will definitely be making this our permanent dentist office.
- Stephanie C
Patient Testimonial from Mia T
Great experience for the first time taking my toddler to the dentist!
- Mia T
Patient Testimonial from Erin L
We love bringing our son here, he is almost 2 and this was his second appointment and the staff is fast and caring. I wouldn't change a thing!
- Erin L
Patient Testimonial from Kamryn R
Very caring and compassionate. Knowledgeable and understanding of answering all of our questions.
- Kamryn R
Patient Testimonial from Catherine E
This is the most efficient, friendly and well-run doctor's office I've ever been to- for myself or my kids. The kids actually enjoy their experience at each cleaning. After her most recent appointment, my 5-year-old daughter said, "I love the dentist!" Ha- that's certainly not something you hear every day!
- Catherine E
Patient Testimonial from Kristie S
Routine cleaning. Chase can be a challenge, he wasn’t handled with care and compassion.
- Kristie S
Patient Testimonial from Sarah H
Great place, very nice people and very proficient.
- Sarah H
Patient Testimonial from Clare J
We love it there!
- Clare J
Patient Testimonial from Lucas J
We love it there!
- Lucas J
Patient Testimonial from Christi H
Everyone is so friendly and really works with the kids to make them comfortable and not scared
- Christi H
Patient Testimonial from Jeremy W
I do not think we have ever had such a nice experience at a Doctor’s office, I will be reccomending Children’s Denistry to everyone!
- Jeremy W
Patient Testimonial from Jasmine J
We absolutely love this place. My oldest is almost 4 and she is afraid of everything. I was worried st her first visit a year ago that we just be told we can't do anything because of her crying being upset and such (been told that from other places) but not here, they calmly talk to her, act silly with her and get her comfortable enough to cooperate....if only they had been around when I was little, maybe i wouldnt have such a fear of the dentist for myself!
- Jasmine J
Patient Testimonial from Maggie R
The staff is always friendly on the phone and in person. My 1 year old was not happy to be getting his teeth cleaned but they still managed to make it a great experience and he left smiling!
- Maggie R
Patient Testimonial from Heather C
An amazing office!!! I called because we were stuck in traffic on the interstate. They were so kind and understanding and moved my appointment back. The staff is always so friendly and patient my children. They truly care about their patients.
- Heather C
Patient Testimonial from Beth T
Always good with my kids
- Beth T
Patient Testimonial from Kathy M
All I can say is that they are all wonderful
- Kathy M