Teeth Cleaning for children in Gainesville, VA

Dental Cleanings to Keep Smiles Bright

Don’t Wait to Send Your Kid’s for Teeth Cleaning


From the moment your child begins teething or turns 1, that’s when they can start coming in for their routine teeth cleaning in Gainesville.

If you start the habit of getting their teeth cleaned while young, they’re more likely to sustain good oral health for the rest of their lives!

Dental Cleanings Overview

Consistently coming in for teeth cleaning helps equip your kids’ teeth with the “power” they need to keep away plaque and tartar buildup. No matter how good your brushing habits are at home, plaque will build up on your child’s teeth that only a skilled dental hygienist can remove.

Your Gainesville pediatric dentist will also take the time during the cleaning to examine your child’s mouth and look for signs of cavities or gum disease.

If you bring your child regularly from a young age for cleanings with encouraging and fun dentists like ours here at Hero Pediatric Dentistry, your child will feel more comfortable with dental care both at home and in the office.

What We Do

Regular teeth cleaning helps prevent the following:


Plaque and tartar buildup

Gum disease


Teeth discoloration

The Importance of Dental Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings for children offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Prevention of cavities and gum disease by removing plaque and tartar buildup that regular brushing and flossing might miss.
  • Provide an opportunity to identify and address potential oral health issues early on, preventing more serious problems in the future.
  • Regular visits help children become familiar with the dental office environment, reducing dental anxiety and promoting positive attitudes towards oral healthcare.
  • These appointments allow our pediatric dentists in Gainesville to apply preventive treatments such as fluoride varnishes or dental sealants, which further protect against decay.
  • They serve as an educational opportunity where we can teach children and parents effective oral hygiene techniques tailored to the child’s age and needs, fostering good habits from an early age.
Parent scheduling her kids teeth cleaning for children in Gainesville appointment.

What to Expect

A dental cleaning typically takes from 30 to 60 minutes, and it consists of several steps to ensure a squeaky clean mouth:

  1. Initial exam – Our friendly hygienists will get your child seated and comfortable before beginning with a thorough examination of their teeth and gums.
  2. Plaque and tartar removal – We use special instruments to scrape all the plaque and tartar from the tooth’s surface and from the gum line.
  3. Flossing – We’ll then floss in between all those little teeth while also teaching you/your child the best techniques to use.
  4. Polishing – To leave those teeth sparkling, we shine them up with our nifty polishing tool.
  5. Fluoride treatment – Finally, we apply a fluoride varnish or gel to strengthen and protect the teeth against cavities.
Teeth cleaning for kids by our pediatric dentist.

Why Kids (and Parents) Love Coming In to See Us

An Engaging, Kid-Friendly Office

With our engaging prizes and games available for kids, we bring the fun back into dentistry.

Compassionate and Gentle Care

The friendly dentists at our office love helping kids feel safe and comfortable with gentle care.

Experienced Pediatric Dentists

Our team members have undergone additional years of training specializing in children’s dental health to bring joy to kids who visit our office.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bite and Early Habits

Pediatric dental office in Gainesville, VA

Your Kid Deserves Amazing Teeth

Take the next step toward high-quality pediatric teeth cleaning in Gainesville.