Checkups & Cleanings
Children should receive two cleanings and checkups per year.
Dental checkups and cleanings for children are essential for laying the foundation of good oral health and establishing the value of receiving routine treatment in an effort to detect potential problems in their early stages.
During checkups, our dentists will look for signs of tooth decay, enamel wear and gum disease. We will also use diagnostic tools to evaluate the health of tissues beneath the surface – specifically the roots of teeth and the jaw. Diagnostic imaging can assist in revealing congenital and developmental abnormalities that might require the attention of a specialist such as an oral surgeon or orthodontist. Like adults, children can develop common oral health conditions including dental caries and inflamed or irritated gums (periodontal disease). Many times, these conditions develop due to diet and poor oral hygiene practices.
Dental hygiene visits are important for keeping teeth and gums clean – especially since young patients have difficulty reaching their back teeth when brushing and flossing. Cleanings are a gentle and non-invasive method for preserving and maintaining gum health and cleaning around the teeth so that tartar and plaque accumulation are controlled. Even if children clean their teeth thoroughly, they will still develop tartar that needs to be removed. A form of calcified plaque, tartar cannot be removed by flossing or brushing and must be removed with professional-grade dental instruments.
Robin my hygienist was great, she kept me informed while working with my teeth. She also was soft on my gums and made sure it was a great experience. Dr. Patel explained in detail what was needed and what was not. He was very professional and told me the risks of a tooth that I know needs a crown. Other fillings he stated looked fine and pointed it out with actual photos that were in color and blown up for me to easily see.
I truly thought this experience was a five star rating! Thank you for everything. In and out in hour and 5 min and that’s because I was engaged and talking to. If I would have talked less it could of have been done in about 45 min.
I’m a talker.David N.7/07/2020
Nice about working us in for a toothache. Reasonable but safety precautions in place. Professional but kindness shown for our unique situation. Addition: My son had 4 fillings. It was a good experience for him. The estimate of cost was accurate. Also, the doctor worked quickly which is favorable for less jaw pain. I highly recommend Dental Depot, Dr. Patel!Karen Q.7/02/2020
When walking in there are strict guidelines due to Covid. You will be greeted at the front door, your temperature will be checked, and seated 6 feet apart. When taken to your room, you are required to use mouthwash and wash hands. After you are settled in your chair you can remove mask. Dr Talbot and Alexa work very hard in trying to provide top notch service. I barely feel the numbing needles. The procedure went great. Would trust them with my kids.julia l.6/30/2020
This was my first time at the Dental Depot. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted by friendly staff. My hygienist, Nicole, put me at ease from the moment I arrived and explained the process as she went along. She is wonderful!
I was then greeted by Dr. Patel. He was very courteous and also made me feel at ease. He took the time to answer all of my questions.
I highly recommend anyone coming here. If you have anxiety when you go to the dentist, like I do, it will disappear once you are going through the process.Lamar J.6/15/2020