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 Jana B
The staff at Children's Dentistry are very accommodating, attentive to my children, and friendly.
- Jana B
Patient Testimonial from Jackson C
We love this office and team! Thank you for always taking great care of my son and making him feel so comfortable.
- Jackson C
Patient Testimonial from Haylei D
I am so thankful that Dr. Wilkerson sees our boys, even our crazy toddler! She and her staff are the best pediatric healthcare team that we’ve encountered. My oldest son is 6 and he gets excited to go to the dentist, I think that speaks measures about this office.
- Haylei D
Patient Testimonial from Regina T
Everyone is always pleasant. Shasta is a ray of sunshine and Dr. Wilkerson does a wonderful job.
- Regina T
Patient Testimonial from Chloe C
Love everyone here. My daughter screamed the whole time and they were kind and worked with me!
- Chloe C
Patient Testimonial from Tyler M
Best dentist in Charleston!
- Tyler M
Patient Testimonial from Kayla B
My daughter had her first ever dental visit. She was so nervous but all of the staff made her feel comfortable really fast. Her dental hygentist Amber was amazing with her! She gave her a stuffed bear and before she would do anything with my daughter she demonstrated on the bear first so my daughter would know exactly what to expect. We both had an amazing experience!! My daughter cannot wait to go back!!
- Kayla B
Patient Testimonial from Laura D
Children's Dentistry goes beyond my expectations every single time we visit. It was important to me to introduce my child to dental health in a positive and fun way to set him up for a lifetime of good relationships with the dentist. At every visit to Children's Dentistry, the staff make my child feel like he's been invited to a special surprise. He looks forward to going to the dentist and tells the whole family how cool it was afterward. I was also very impressed with how diligent the practice was in addressing the pandemic. From the beginning, they communicated thoroughly with established patients about the changes they were making, including upgrading ventilation systems, in order to keep everyone as safe as possible. This shows how dedicated they are to their patients' and staff's well-being. Also the atmosphere is very kid-friendly and the staff could not be more kind and fun. We are so glad to have them!
- Laura D
Patient Testimonial from Colton J
This is one place they put the kids first. They are also doing contest for the kids. They also have everything you may need in the office. From water , homework station, tooth paste and toothbrushes to buy. Great staff and a great place to take your kids
- Colton J
Patient Testimonial from Alisha B
The whole staff is amazing!
- Alisha B
Patient Testimonial from Lindsay B
We love children’s dentistry.
- Lindsay B
Patient Testimonial from Alice H
We have to pay out of pocket to go here, but our son said he’d even give his allowance to be able to stay with children’s dentistry, they are understanding, easy and kind with him! Worth every extra penny
- Alice H
Patient Testimonial from Hannah D
My little girls first appointment couldn’t have gone any better. They were so patient with her and made her comfortable with all the dental equipment before they started. Mrs. Amber was amazing, she was so kind and gentle. Mrs. Tracy was so kind as well and even gave my little girl a gift for her first visit. Her office was so inviting and everyone there was as sweet as they could be. 10/10!
- Hannah D
Patient Testimonial from Sidney A
I love bringing my children here! Dr. Tracie is the absolute BEST and so if her staff! Thank you guys for always going above and beyond!
- Sidney A
Patient Testimonial from sarah p
Everyone in this office is amazing to my kids. I have a daughter who is petrified of going to the dentist but by the time we leave she is fine because the staff makes her feel so comfortable.
- sarah p
Patient Testimonial from Katie P
I can’t say enough good things about this dentist and her staff. They have always been so kind and understanding and willing to work with my son. They’re a wonderful group of people.
- Katie P
Patient Testimonial from Leah S
Love everything about this office and staff. Exceptional care provided!
- Leah S
Patient Testimonial from Kristin M
Great visit - as always!!
- Kristin M
Patient Testimonial from Cayden H
Everyone at the office is friendly and nice. They take great care of each kid. Even though most kids have fear of the dentist everyone is able to conduct their job well and show comfort to each child. Great job to everyone!
- Cayden H
Patient Testimonial from Megan P
We love the staff at Children's Dentistry! They are always welcoming with smiling faces, and great with my 2 year old!
- Megan P