We can prevent dental problems from developing in your child’s smile when you bring them to Nephi Dental Clinic for routine dental hygiene cleanings. Our friendly dentists and team will gentle remove plaque and tartar from your child’s smile so they can experience the benefits of a healthy mouth. Contact Drs. Scott and Doug Petersen if you want your child to receive a dental hygiene cleaning in Nephi, Utah.

One of the many ways we help to maintain your child’s oral health is through dental cleanings. The mouth is full of bacteria and when it collects into a clear film on teeth, it is called plaque. The plaque bacteria use the sugars found in foods to produce acids that, over time, can eat away through the enamel that surrounds and protects teeth. Children are more likely to develop cavities than adults, so it is even more important for them to receive regular dental hygiene cleanings.

There are many steps to take in a dental hygiene cleaning. We may begin by carefully scaling away tartar from teeth. Tartar is a hardened plaque that cannot be remove with routine brushing. After this step, we may floss between the teeth and brush them. Our team may also polish your child’s smile, so their teeth have a smooth surface that is less likely to collect plaque. Call our office today to learn more about our gentle dental hygiene cleanings.