Dr. Karen Ho and the hygiene team at Dentistry on Parkdale in Hamilton, ON, provide dental cleanings that are not only beneficial but enjoyable for kids and allow them to develop a positive attitude toward dental care. Parents are strongly encouraged to ask our team of professionals about the importance of teeth cleanings for kids while educating them on how to look after their kid’s teeth and overall oral health.
Routine teeth cleanings are incredibly important to your child’s overall oral health. Kids remain at a high risk for cavities throughout their first decade of life. When you bring your child into Dentistry on Parkdale for a dental cleaning, our team will remove any built-up plaque from their teeth to prevent cavities and to identify any cavities that are already present. If a child is not brought in for regular cleanings, these cavities can get bigger while remaining undetected until a toothache has developed. The best way for your child to keep a white and beautiful smile and avoid the stress of getting a filling is to remain vigilant with routine dental cleanings.
Regular dental cleanings play a large part in your child’s life. Cleanings help keep their teeth white, prevent decay, and help with bad breath. Socially this is a big deal because, even at a young age, children can become self-conscious if they are not proud of their smiles. From a health standpoint, tooth decay will eventually result in toothache and pain for your child. And it affects you, as the parent, also. Corrective work such as fillings, crowns, or root canals can be costly.
It is easy to remember also! There is no difference between your children and you when it comes to getting your teeth cleaned. Just like adults, it is recommended that children get dental cleaning twice a year (once every six months) starting at the age of 2. We do recommend that you schedule appointments before then, starting around the age of 1 (or when their first teeth start coming in) for preventive reasons and so that they can become comfortable with the dentist experience. The younger you bring your child in for a dental exam, the more likely they are to be comfortable with the experience and avoid stress and anxiety when it is time for their appointment as they grow older.
Get started setting the right example for your children by scheduling their upcoming cleaning and evaluation with the team at Dentistry on Parkdale.
Regular dental cleanings are an essential part of your child’s dental roadmap and will help prevent decay and gum disease. Your child will also live with the confidence of a white, beautiful smile. If you want to avoid costly dental repairs that can result from neglecting regular cleanings, please call 905-547-4940 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Karen Ho and her team at Dentistry on Parkdale.
Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.