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 Brandi J
We love Children’s Dentistry! They have made dental visits for my daughter something to look forward to instead of dreading. The dr and staff and amazing and make the children feel so welcome and comfortable.
- Brandi J
Patient Testimonial from Erin P
This is a fantastic facility for children. The instant you walk in, you feel welcome! The facility provides great incentives for patients and their parents, there is never a dull moment!
- Erin P
Patient Testimonial from JoAutumn G
Totally worth the 5 hour round trip drive! We love the staff, the dentist, and their services. So friendly! My kids get so excited to come see you guys! Thanks for making the dentist a happy place!
- JoAutumn G
Patient Testimonial from Drema S
Could not ask for a better staff!!
- Drema S
Patient Testimonial from Emily W
This is a great place to take kids to get them excited about going to the dentist which can be a scary experience for little kids. All staff are so nice and the environment is just great for kids
- Emily W
Patient Testimonial from Jessie J
Love this place and so do my kids! Everyone is very friendly and attentive. Staff make you feel welcome and are very good with my kids. Dr. Wilkerson is always cheery and make my kids feel special. These fine folks put a lot of time and effort in to making your dental experience as smooth and pleasant as possible.
- Jessie J
Patient Testimonial from Mason S
I love Children's Dentistry. Highly recommend them to anyone with children!
- Mason S
Patient Testimonial from Julia N
Always a good experience! Everyone is so friendly and always makes the children feel at ease!
- Julia N
Patient Testimonial from Laura D
Amber did a great job of making my son's first dentist appointment fun and positive! It was important to me to help him establish a positive relationship with dental visits and Amber definitely made it happen. She talked to him and gave him a tour and let him explore her tools so he was in a happy mood for the cleaning and exam. Dr. Tracy was wonderful too! We are very grateful.
- Laura D
Patient Testimonial from Valarie B
I have been bringing my children there for a total of 15 years. We love the staff!
- Valarie B
Patient Testimonial from Carter K
Best pediatric dentist in Charleston. The office is clean, comfortable and child friendly. Excellent staff, facility and Dr. Wilkerson is knowledgeable, capable and committed to quality care of all of her patients.
- Carter K
Patient Testimonial from Ciara M
They are awesome
- Ciara M
Patient Testimonial from Paula B
We switched our children to Children's Dentistry after a poor experience with another dentist. Oh, how I wish we had began their treatment here. Dr. Wilkerson and her staff truly care about each patient they see. Their professionalism and the personalized attention they give every child is rare and refreshing to witness. My oldest child is already upset about not being able to continue as a patient at Children's Dentistry when she becomes an adult. This speaks volumes!
- Paula B
Patient Testimonial from Helen G
Excellent care, friendly staff and very punctual. I travel two hours to visit this facility because the service is so great and the staff make you feel welcomed and they genuinely care about the patient.
- Helen G
Patient Testimonial from Shawna T
Amazing staff, always the best everytime!
- Shawna T
Patient Testimonial from Talia S
Everyone was so great! The hygienist had so much patience with our kids, the assistant was so sweet when talking to them, and the doctor was quick and informative. We have seen so many specialists; we still drive 3 hours just to see a specialist, that we could see in Charleston because he is so great and knowledgable. We will definitely recommend Dr Wilkerson and her staff to everyone. I was very impressed!
- Talia S
Patient Testimonial from Abigail E
Everyone was really sweet.
- Abigail E
Patient Testimonial from Becky H
Great staff and doctor.
- Becky H
Patient Testimonial from Heidi L
Kaiden my son has been going here since he was three and he is almost 11 now we absolutely love this dentist office BEST ALL AROUND IN CHARLESTON
- Heidi L
Patient Testimonial from Beth K
Best dentist office I have ever been to. My son Tristan loves everyone.
- Beth K