Cleanings & Exams in San Antonio, TX

Children should have routine teeth cleanings and exams scheduled just as often as adults, or twice per year at least. Children's teeth cleanings are an important part of helping your child's teeth and gums remain clean and healthy. If you need to schedule your child's next dental appointment, please contact our front office team by giving us a call or sending us a message, and we will be happy to help you find a convenient time for you and your child to come visit us.

Why does my child need a routine cleaning and exam?

Dentist teaching happy boy how to brush teeth in the dentists chair

Cleanings help clear away plaque that has built-up over time in areas that are hard to reach with a toothbrush. This helps prevent cavities and gum disease from developing. Regular exams allow our team to catch potential issues early before they progress and become harder and more costly to treat. Even if your child keeps their teeth squeaky clean at home, we still recommend scheduling biannual visits.

What if my child is scared of the dentist?

It's completely normal for children to be afraid of going to the dentist, even if it's just for a teeth cleaning. We recommend that you speak with your child about the importance of dentistry in a calm and positive way, and reassure them that regular dental visits are an important part of staying healthy. Our team would also be happy to have a conversation with your child to help ease their fears of dentists and dentistry.

Are children's dental exams covered by insurance?

Preventive services like routine cleanings and exams are almost always covered by insurance, and some plans will even cover fluoride treatments for children. If your child does not have dental insurance, we also accept cash, debit and credit, FSAs and HSAs, and Medicaid. For questions or concerns about financing, please get in touch with our front office team, or visit our financial page.

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Office Hours

Monday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday:
9:00am - 1:00pm