Dental Cleanings & Exams Get Your Child’s Cleanest & Healthiest Smile
  • Develop good dental care habits at an early age
  • Experience precise & efficient care with laser treatment
  • Benefit from advanced water & air filtering systems

Boost Oral Health With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Hawthorne

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:

  • 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.

Your Child Will Feel Comfortable at Their Appointment

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.

Recommendations 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 services such as treating gum infection or filling cavities. This gives your child pain-free treatment and minimal healing time.

In addition, as parents, you’ll 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.

Dental cleanings and exams in Hawthorne will keep your family smiling brightly. Call Hawthorne Smile Spa today at 310-982-4895 to schedule an appointment or schedule online.

Common Questions About Dental Cleanings & Exams

How long does a dental exam and cleaning take?

For most of our patients, a dental exam and cleaning will take about an hour. We’ll begin by asking you or your child about any problems and possibly taking a set of X-rays. The dental hygienist will then look over your child’s mouth and perform a thorough teeth cleaning. Finally, the dentist will perform a complete dental exam and make any recommendations needed for a healthy smile.

How often should my child get a dental cleaning and exam?

In general, we recommend that a patient come in every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. Routine checkups allow us the chance to keep an eye on your child’s oral health and provide early treatment for any problems we spot. Kids may need to visit us more often if they’re susceptible to gum disease.

Who performs dental cleanings and exams?

Our dental hygienist and dentist perform dental cleanings and exams right here at Hawthorne Smile Spa. For 35-plus years, Dr. Joyner and her team have been taking care of the smiles of children and adults. She and her son, Dr. Brent Tucker, are both board-certified pediatric dentists, so you can feel comfortable trusting them to care for your child’s oral health.

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