As a family dentist in Battle Ground, Daybreak Dental is your one-stop dental clinic for the whole family. Our wide-range of services cover the needs of all ages, whether it’s a child’s first cleaning or your grandmother’s professional denture whitening.
We help young children get comfortable with the dentist
We believe in creating a positive dental experience for children to prevent future adult dental phobics. Fun roll playing, show and tell technique are both incorporated to into their appointments. We also offer review home care tips we used for our kids to help maintain their oral health.
A lot of kids are scared of going to the dentist. We know that all of the strange-looking machines and unusual noises can be frightening for children. That’s why we do whatever we can to calm down young ones and answer their questions calmly and informatively. If the patient is calm and submissive to dental procedures, it’s easier and less stressful for both them and us, and that goes double for kids!
The mouth is full of bacteria that produce a sticky substance called plaque. Plaque sticks to the teeth and if not cleaned well regularly, this sticky substance inflames the gums around the teeth and forms spaces, called pockets. Plaque and bacteria can become trapped within these pockets and harden into tartar over time. Only a professional cleaning can remove this tartar to prevent future bone and tooth loss.
A scaling and root planing procedure is the procedure that removes this plaque and tartar build up from underneath the gums. Multiple anesthetic (numbing) options are available for patients who have sensitive gums. After the cleaning, patients can develop mild sensitivity that may persist for a few days after the procedure. while the gum tissues are regenerating. In most cases your dentist will schedule a follow up visit after this procedure to check how your gums have healed after the scaling and root planing was completed.