What To Expect

The purpose of a regular appointment at our office is to help your child grow into a healthy and beautiful smile and to prevent dental problems before they start. A regular dental appointment with us may include the following:

Teeth Cleanings

One of the ultimate tools in a pediatric dentist’s arsenal of dental treatments is a teeth cleaning. Over time, tartar and plaque can build up on a child’s teeth and can lead to cavities, decay, and other dental problems. By having regular teeth cleanings, we can help remove built-up tartar and plaque as well as monitor teeth health, gum health, growth rates, and even more.

Dr. Bryan Savage, Dr. Ines Quintanilla, Dr. LaShica Young, and Dr. Katie Suslik offer routine cleanings and dental exams for your child in our open bay treatment style which is made to be a comfortable, relaxing, and safe. All of our cleaning chairs are in a spacious open room so that children can watch each other and share their experiences. For those that may need it, we offer private rooms, sensory toys, and televisions & headphones for distraction, as well as flexibility in our work space to accommodate wheelchairs wherever needed.

Developing Good Habits With Positive Reinforcement

During a regular exam, we will teach good hygiene habits, so that your child can have the tools necessary to help prevent dental mishaps in the future. We want your child to have a wonderful experience every time they come and visit with us. Because of this, we use many child-friendly teaching techniques including “tell-show-do,” the use of toys and props, and positive reinforcement. For added comfort we also have TVs in all of our open bay areas as well as lots of fun games and activities to help entertain children during their appointment.

The oral health of your child is important and the habits they learn now as well as the care they receive will impact them for the rest of their lives. At West Metro Pediatric Dentistry we love to help children have smiles that will last a lifetime, and cannot wait to help your children have the great oral health and beautiful smiles they deserve.

Fluoride Varnish

Using a fluoride varnish, we can help your child’s teeth stay healthy and strong in between visits to the dentist. Our fluoride varnish comes in a variety of flavors, and we apply it using a paintbrush-like tool in a quick, 15-second application at the end of each cleaning visit.

Digital X-Rays & Photos

Our state of the art digital x-rays allow us to detect cavities at their earliest stage and prevent other dental problems. With digital x-rays, our child patients can look at their x-rays right on the screen with us, and we can use this technology as an educational tool. Moms love digital x-rays because they are accurate and use even less radiation than traditional x-rays. We also take regular photos at each visit using our special “inside-the-mouth” camera to help demonstrate great oral hygiene habits, eruption patterns, and more!

Have questions for our team about teeth cleanings and exams? Call us today!