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 Ashley C
Great office! Would highly recommend to anyone with little ones.
- Ashley C
Patient Testimonial from Wayne & Rachel M
We have been with Dr. Wilkerson & her staff for many years, we have listened to & trusted her advice and recommendations whenever required/suggested. Unfortunately, Rachel & I will miss her dedication and professionalism, since Rachel will graduate from her service, in February 2018; however, although we anticipated this day, most importantly we will miss everything that's wonderful about her personality and knowledge to which we have both grown accustomed and appreciate,
- Wayne & Rachel M
Patient Testimonial from Alysen B
Overall, I could not pick a better dental office for my children. The dentist and staff are amazing and you can tell they they love their jobs. The preventative care is great and every procedure that I've had to get for my children has been a stress-free experience. I trust them completely and highly recommend them.
- Alysen B
Patient Testimonial from Kim M
Love Dr. Wilkerson
- Kim M
Patient Testimonial from Meghan P
Always a wonderful experience!
- Meghan P
Patient Testimonial from Emily W
- Emily W
Patient Testimonial from Nick H
We have gone here for at least 8 years. They are wonderful.
- Nick H
Patient Testimonial from Erin L
My 14 month old did so great at his first appointment. We were worried he might get scared but the staff stopped if he needed a break and everything went very smooth.
- Erin L
Patient Testimonial from ALEXANDRIA M
Great experience as always!
- ALEXANDRIA M
Patient Testimonial from Tina S
Our grandson loves coming to the dentist.
- Tina S
Patient Testimonial from Chloe D
Absolutely amazing and wonderful staff and dr!
- Chloe D
Patient Testimonial from Liam D
Absolutely wonderful and caring staff and dr!!
- Liam D
Patient Testimonial from ROBYN C
Wish we would have switched long ago thank you. will recommend
- ROBYN C
Patient Testimonial from Austin M
I can say I never thought my boys would love going to the dentist. They absolutely love it! I hope we can continue to be patients there with the change of our insurance. They both were so excited to enjoy the new office. Great work and thank you all for be so great at making our dental trips FUN!!!️
- Austin M
Patient Testimonial from Aidan M
My kids really enjoyed the updates to the office. A wonderful office atmosphere. I am very sad because our health insurance is changing and I may not be able to get them back for their next visit. I must say I will probably end up paying for it out of pocket even though I can’t really afford that expense, but I will definitely try worth the money.
- Aidan M
Patient Testimonial from Miana R
The best Dentist in West Virginia!
- Miana R
Patient Testimonial from John C
Friendly staffing and doctor great with kids, very pleased with everyone.
- John C
Patient Testimonial from Becky H
Alisha was awesome with my son at his first dentist appointment yesterday. Mrs. Wilkerson was great too. Great staff all around!
- Becky H
Patient Testimonial from Ashley S
This was the BEST dental experience my son has ever had. He loved all the attention and fun things to do while waiting.
- Ashley S
Patient Testimonial from Erica E
Everyone in this office did so well with my little man! He wasn’t a fan of getting his teeth looked at (like any other one year old) but they all were so kind, took the time to let him adjust and made sure to get the job done without just sending us out with nothing done! We will definitely be back!
- Erica E