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 Eli L
Eli loves the staff and his dentist!
- Eli L
Patient Testimonial from Sovereign-Faith C
The staff and the overall appointment was amazing. I have never been to an appointment and felt so welcomed. Everyone here is amazing from start to finish.
- Sovereign-Faith C
Patient Testimonial from tabitha h
everyone is so great there and they always walk through with Hunter and let him know what they are doing! They are great staff and well organized
- tabitha h
Patient Testimonial from Tiffani S
I love the staff here. Always prompt and friendly!
- Tiffani S
Patient Testimonial from Mary E
I took my 2 1/2 year old daughter and the staff and doctor were all amazing. Such a wonderful and comfortable place.
- Mary E
Patient Testimonial from Megan Y
The staff was just awesome! My son struggles being around new people and new places. They didn't immediately take him back and try to make him get in a chair. They talked with him and walked him around the office to let him warm up. Truly blown away from amazing care he received.
- Megan Y
Patient Testimonial from Brittany G
- Brittany G
Patient Testimonial from Camille P
My daughter loves coming here! The environment is very kid friendly and staff are very patient and kind making it a wonderful experience each time.
- Camille P
Patient Testimonial from Sarah R
Excellent staff and amazing facility! Highly recommended!!
- Sarah R
Patient Testimonial from Jade P
The staff at Children’s Dentistry is simply amazing. My one-year-old is a wild child, and they were able to examine and clean her teeth without any problems. They have my utmost respect and highest recommendation!!
- Jade P
Patient Testimonial from Jade G
This place is great! They are always so great with my daughter. I would dream of taking her anywhere else!!
- Jade G
Patient Testimonial from Shanda E
Took our 2 year old for her first dentist appointment and the doctor and staff were amazing! They were all so helpful and friendly! Excellent experience and would highly recommend!
- Shanda E
Patient Testimonial from Julia N
Excellent staff and doctor! Highly recommend!
- Julia N
Patient Testimonial from Cassie B
We came for my daughter’s 6 month check and cleaning! She loves going to the dentist because she has had nothing but fun and great experiences! Avery loves the train and cartoons on the TV. The staff always compliments her and makes her proud and feel like a “big girl” (she’s 3) so she loves to feel big! Absolutely love the staff, and Doctor Wilkerson is great with kids, very friendly, and a joy to be around!
- Cassie B
Patient Testimonial from Jennifer B
We couldn’t be happier with the care our children have received at Children’s Dentistry! Everyone is so patient and kind and really puts our minds at ease.
- Jennifer B
Patient Testimonial from Brooke G
A very pleasant experience for my 3 yo... she felt very proud of herself after the appointment!!
- Brooke G
Patient Testimonial from Steven J
This was Steven's last appointment, he turns 18 in a couple of weeks and we have been very happy with the service, Dr. Tracey and the whole atmosphere there. Keep up the good work.
- Steven J
Patient Testimonial from Heidi L
Hands down the best Dentist and office in the valley we drive from ripley and would drive farther if needed
- Heidi L
Patient Testimonial from Beth M
Everyone is always very friendly and they know how to work with kids and don’t get frustrated with my kiddo when he isn’t super cooperative.
- Beth M
Patient Testimonial from Everly H
I was not able to attend my daughter Everlys first dentist appointment due to my work schedule. My husband and mother in law took her. She was nervous and I know it can be a scary experience for a 3 year old. My husband raves about how nice everyone was and how they didn’t seemed rushed and talk Everly through every step. My mother in law took some videos and I was very impressed by how the hygienist took the time to explain everything and make it a less scary experience for my 3 year old. Thank you all for making it a easy first dental visit.
- Everly H