Pediatric Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Hamilton, ON

Keeping Little Teeth Healthy and Bright

Do your kids brush, floss, and rinse like they’re supposed to? Even if they do, it won’t be enough to keep their oral health in tip-top shape. Even adults can sometimes struggle to keep plaque and bacteria off their teeth, so children especially need extra help. Dental checkups with Dr. Rullo twice a year are the best way to avoid oral issues. A talented dental team like the one at Hamilton Pediatric Dental Care can assess, diagnose, and treat your child before trouble starts.

Why Choose Hamilton Pediatric Dental Care for Dental Checkups & Cleanings?

  • All Dental Insurance Accepted
  • Friendly And Experienced Pediatric Dentist
  • Sedation Dentistry Available For Nervous Patients

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

Child getting a dental checkup in Hamilton

Dental checkups and cleanings are essential to catch minor dental issues before they develop into bigger problems. While it may be tempting to ignore cavities, especially if they’re on your child’s baby teeth, their dental development depends on a healthy and well-maintained oral environment. Checkups and cleanings remove stubborn plaque and give Dr. Rullo the chance to assess their overall oral health.

This assessment is important because it can help you prevent or prepare for future treatment. With his trained eye and helpful technology, Dr. Rullo can spot cavities when they are just forming. If caught in time, these at-risk teeth can be treated with fluoride or fillings before the decay spreads, necessitating extraction.

Most insurance plans cover up to two cleanings per year. So, this is a fantastic way to ensure that you’re maximizing your insurance benefits!

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

Child getting a dental checkup in Hamilton

Our dental checkups are simple but thorough, consisting of multiple steps to ensure your child is well cared for.

First, Dr. Rullo will do a thorough visual inspection of your child’s teeth and gums. This catches the most obvious dental issues like tooth decay and symptoms of gingivitis.

The next step involves taking X-rays so that Dr. Rullo can see any problems beneath the surface of your child’s gums. Impacted teeth are a common issue that can be detected this way.

Once all the diagnostics are done, Dr. Rullo will explain his findings and discuss further treatment options if necessary. This is also the time when he’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have or show your child the best ways to take care of their teeth if they’re able.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning 

Child getting a dental cleaning in Hamilton

In most cases, at-home care isn’t enough to prevent damage to your child’s teeth from plaque. Some parts of their mouth are very difficult to reach or tend to properly—even if they do brush and floss consistently.

When the cleaning begins, your child's dental hygienist will use specialized tools and sterilized water to gently remove plaque, tartar, and stains from their teeth. Their teeth will also be flossed and polished to keep them healthy and looking bright. As an additional preventive measure, our team also offers fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help your child keep their sparkling results!

While dental exams are there to diagnose and plan for treatment of dental issues, cleanings are designed to stop them before they start. So, the best way to keep your child’s mouth healthy is to come into our office for both! This sets the foundation for fantastic oral health and brilliant smiles.