It’s important for your children to keep up with regular dental checkups. After all, great-looking smiles don’t just happen on their own. At Hawthorne Smile Spa, we love helping our pediatric patients maintain their best smiles with our Hawthorne dental cleanings and exams. Our routine checkups can benefit your child in a number of ways, including:Keep Your Smile Healthy Read Transcript
When the patient comes in for the dental cleaning, it gives the dentist the opportunity to diagnose the patient. So diagnosis and treatment plan is dynamic. It's an ongoing service.
Whereas the patient is developing from the primary, the baby teeth, they go through a phase of the mixed dentition. They have a few baby teeth and then a few permanent teeth, and then they go onward to having the secondary dentition, which is the permanent teeth. So we can see the growth and development of the patient.
So my seeing the patient every six months, sometimes I see a patient every three months, we can discover changes that's happening, not only in the dentition, because I treat the whole body and the entire psyche of the patient. I can see when children are going to left, why? Because pediatric dentistry does have a component, a domain on the psychosocial aspect of the child.
- Giving you peace of mind about your family’s oral health
- Catching and treating cavities and gum disease early
- Reducing the risk of experiencing a dental emergency
- Keeping smiles healthy and growing well
Be sure to schedule the next dental checkups for your little ones! Call us today at 310-982-4895 to make an appointment. For your convenience, we’re open until 6 p.m. three days a week, plus you can schedule on Saturday.
Help Your Child Relax During His Cleaning & Exam
One of the reasons our young patients enjoy their regular checkups so much is that they’re so comfortable. We use an anesthetic gel on the gums that ensures your child won’t feel any discomfort during an exam and cleaning. If necessary, we also offer three levels of sedation to help patients relax. We want to make sure your child’s visit goes as smoothly as possible!
During your child’s cleaning and exam, we’ll do several things:
- We may take a set of X-rays for an up-close look at the teeth roots, bones, and nerves.
- The hygienist will check for signs of oral cancer, cavities, and gum disease.
- Your child will receive a thorough teeth cleaning and polishing, including areas you might miss at home with regular brushing and flossing.
- The dentist will perform a complete dental exam and make any recommendations for additional treatments needed.
Some of the additional treatments recommended could include tooth fillings, fluoride treatments, tooth sealants, gum disease treatment, chronic dry mouth treatment, or chronic halitosis (bad breath) treatment. As Hawthorne’s only laser dentist, we can use our laser for several different services, providing your child beneficial, pain-free treatment and minimal healing time.
In addition, our patients’ parents appreciate our military-grade water filtration system and our hospital-grade HEPA air treatment system. Your child’s health and comfort are our top concerns while you visit us.