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 Laura P
Awesome , they all make you feel at home !
- Laura P
Patient Testimonial from Nikki R
You get one chance to make a first impression. Can you imagine what that's like for a pediatric dentist with an office full of young kids? Children's Dentistry goes above and beyond to create a warm, fun environment for their patients. Each child is greeted by a smiling staff member, the office is bright and cheery and no detail has been left to chance. Kids are offered a pair of sunglasses to wear while their teeth are being cleaned, they get to choose their favorite flavor of toothpaste and the procedures are quick. Dr. Wilkerson and her staff are always smiling and it's always a pleasure to visit. Kudos!
- Nikki R
Patient Testimonial from Paislee P
- Paislee P
Patient Testimonial from Garrett C
- Garrett C
Patient Testimonial from Kayla and Lilly F
Lilly absolutely loves Children's Dentistry. The girls are all so nice.
- Kayla and Lilly F
Patient Testimonial from Allegra K
Best Docs office
- Allegra K
Patient Testimonial from Sherri M
Very efficient and patient oriented--love how they know us. The coffee is a plus too
- Sherri M
Patient Testimonial from Mary J
We love Children's Dentistry. So glad my friend recommended them!
- Mary J
I was very impressed with everything
Patient Testimonial from Blaire M
The staff and Dr. Wilkerson always take the time to explain to the kids what they are going to do and let them see and touch the tools. They are also incredibly prompt. Great experience.
- Blaire M
Patient Testimonial from Teri H
- Teri H
Patient Testimonial from Ashley O
Everyone was so welcoming and made every attempt to make my daughter feel comfortable!
- Ashley O
Patient Testimonial from Jaxon S
I love coming to the dentist!!!!
- Jaxon S
Patient Testimonial from Landon S
Children's Dentistry goes above and beyond to make your cleaning a great experience!
- Landon S
Patient Testimonial from Graham R
Dr. Wilkerson and her staff show great compassion and patience toward their patients. Our 4 year old had quite a time calming down for his teeth cleaning. We were touched that a few days later, the staff sent him a personalized note recognizing that he was a "big boy" for sitting through his dental exam. Brilliant idea to hopefully make the next visit a little less stressful!
- Graham R
Patient Testimonial from Claire R
We love Dr. Wilkerson and her staff! The entire office is so welcoming, that our shy and timid 2 year old handled her teeth cleaning like a pro!
- Claire R
Patient Testimonial from Hailey S
Friendly staff, great care, clean facility
- Hailey S
Patient Testimonial from Elijah B
My kids were actually excited about their dentist appointment today. They couldn't wait until this afternoon! We love it here. Excellent care!
- Elijah B
Patient Testimonial from Elliott H
Dr. Wilkerson is always so very kind! Always finds ways to make patients comfortable & smile...wonderful experience every time we visit!
- Elliott H
Patient Testimonial from Beth S
This was our first appointment and we couldn't be more pleased with the level of care Drew received! He was not very excited to sit still but everyone took their time with him & let him participate as well! Everything was explained to us very well & the staff was extremely nice!
- Beth S