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Prior to your child's dental exam their teeth will be cleaned. This process includes the following:
- Removal of plaque from the teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from food, saliva and bacteria. Plaque sticks to teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease.
- Removal of calculus (tarter) above the gum line. Calculus is plaque that has hardened on the tooth surface and is difficult to remove. (Calculus below the gum line indicates gum disease and requires a different procedure to remove it.)
- Polish and removal of stains from teeth.
Early prevention is the key to oral health so we will also teach parents how to care for the child's teeth through oral hygiene instruction and diet counseling.