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 Jaime D
I love taking my daughter her. And she loves it too.
- Jaime D
Patient Testimonial from Margaret M
Best pediatric dentist out there! 5
- Margaret M
Patient Testimonial from Jade G
We took my daughter for her first dental appointment, and it was an excellent experience. We are very pleased with every aspect of her care and will be returning here exclusively for all future appointments.
- Jade G
Patient Testimonial from Jennifer K
A great group of ladies!!!!
- Jennifer K
Patient Testimonial from Sydney B
Syd has came to Children's Dentistry for nearly 7 years now. The staff are always personable, well informed, and efficient. Dr. Wilkerson is always kind and able to explain the on-going's of Syd's dental health. Glad to have a children's dentistry office like this in Charleston!
- Sydney B
Patient Testimonial from Ashleigh T
I brought my son for his very first visit and he absolutely loved it! He just turned 3, so I was nervous about how his fist trip to the dentist would go; it honestly could not have been better! From start to finish, my son was at ease and every staff member was super great! Stacy made him feel so comfortable and explained everything to him on his level, which as a momma, I thoroughly appreciated. I'm so very thankful to have found this office!
- Ashleigh T
Patient Testimonial from Megan M
My son always enjoys going to the dentist! The staff is so friendly and caring. It's always a calm, clean environment. We love Dr. Wilkerson and her staff! Thank you for all you do!
- Megan M