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 Jasmine J
We absolutely love this place. My oldest is almost 4 and she is afraid of everything. I was worried st her first visit a year ago that we just be told we can't do anything because of her crying being upset and such (been told that from other places) but not here, they calmly talk to her, act silly with her and get her comfortable enough to cooperate....if only they had been around when I was little, maybe i wouldnt have such a fear of the dentist for myself!
- Jasmine J
Patient Testimonial from Maggie R
The staff is always friendly on the phone and in person. My 1 year old was not happy to be getting his teeth cleaned but they still managed to make it a great experience and he left smiling!
- Maggie R
Patient Testimonial from Heather C
An amazing office!!! I called because we were stuck in traffic on the interstate. They were so kind and understanding and moved my appointment back. The staff is always so friendly and patient my children. They truly care about their patients.
- Heather C
Patient Testimonial from Beth T
Always good with my kids
- Beth T
Patient Testimonial from Kathy M
All I can say is that they are all wonderful
- Kathy M
Patient Testimonial from Jennifer M
Such an amazing staff. Our son is very nervous and anxious around strangers. The staff go above and beyond with him. Definitely the best pediatric medical staff around!
- Jennifer M
Patient Testimonial from Leah S
Levi’s second visit. He did so well. Couldn’t ask for better care. Love everything about your office, from check in to check out.
- Leah S
Patient Testimonial from Leah S
My kids love coming to the dentist. Couldn’t ask for a better place to bring them. Short wait time. Friendly staff.
- Leah S
Patient Testimonial from Sherri P
Always a great experience, thank you all.
- Sherri P
Patient Testimonial from Maryann K
Would recommend to anyone for fast over the top friendliness and knowledge! Compassion is out of this world!
- Maryann K
Patient Testimonial from Andre H
Everyone was very friendly and even though we cried the whole time everyone was so sweet
- Andre H
Patient Testimonial from Nikki N
Everyone was so nice and friendly. Answered all of of questions and concerns
- Nikki N
Patient Testimonial from Sabrina B
They are all great there! My child is a wild child when it comes to dentist but at the office he was great sat for a cleaning and everything that he has never done
- Sabrina B
Patient Testimonial from Jennifer C
Both of my children are pantients here and we have always had a great experience. Dr Wilkerson and her staff are personable and professional.
- Jennifer C
Patient Testimonial from Stephanie S
Always great to the kids! They never mind going to the dentist. Thanks for the great care!
- Stephanie S
Patient Testimonial from Aleisha M
I absolutely love this office! It is great atmosphere for the kids. My son enjoyed his time playing while waiting to be called back for his appointment. It's also a great atmosphere for the parents while they wait as well. The kids can play while the parents can enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate etc. My son does not like going to the dentist but the staff is so patient with him and makes him feel more comfortable while getting his teeth cleaned. Dr. Wilkerson was great with him as well and the visit did not take long. I would recommend this office to all. Especially if your child isn't too fond of the dentist. The staff has great patience to work with kids to make them feel comfortable.
- Aleisha M
Patient Testimonial from Lindsey W
My kids love going to the dentist. Everyone there is so friendly and make them feel comfortable with everything they are doing.
- Lindsey W
Patient Testimonial from Toni M
Its a very kid friendly office. Lets the kids enjoy the office and helps relieve the anxiety. The dentist is amazing. My kids love her. I am very glad I found her. My littlest is very shy and was very scared when he started going for dental appointments. He now looks forward to going. Thank you Traci Wilkerson.
- Toni M
Patient Testimonial from Carla N
- Carla N
Patient Testimonial from Michelle L
I started taking my daughter when she was 2 for her first visit and her nerves went away within minutes. She is so excited when it is time to go to the dentist!
- Michelle L