Cleanings & Exams


At Gateway Pediatric Dentistry, we believe routine dental cleanings are essential to your child’s oral health. When we perform a professional cleaning, we remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. We also clean the parts of your child’s teeth that are hard to reach, such as underneath the gums. 

After a cleaning, we will polish your child’s teeth so that they shine! If needed, we will apply fluoride to your child’s teeth.

After the cleaning, we will do a thorough examination so that we can see how your child’s teeth are doing. We will look around to make sure your child doesn’t have any problems that need to be taken care of. It is our goal to catch any problems and fix them before they become bigger ones. We will also go over home care to make sure your child is getting everything he or she needs to have optimal oral health.


Regular dental examinations are an important part of maintaining your child’s dental health, and a smile that they can be proud of. The examination is an essential part of your child’s regular scheduled checkup and cleaning. Our trained specialists examine each tooth, looking for any signs of decay, damage, infection, or any other problems in order to catch them before they become worse. Exams are often done in tandem with x-rays, which help us find problems invisible to the naked eye.

During your child’s visit, we will also discuss good home care. The practices built at home have huge effects on the child’s teeth, and it’s important to us that we help your child understand how to take care of their teeth, so your child can have a healthy smile. 

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