Kid’s Dental Cleaning and Exam in Peoria AZ

You probably know it’s essential for your child to have a pediatric dental exam and cleaning on a regular basis, or you wouldn’t be reading this page. If you’re looking for a Kid’s Dental Cleaning and Exam in Peoria AZ, Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is just the place for your little ones up through their teen years. And we provide orthodontics for the entire family!

At Paseo Ranch Pediatrics, Dr. Mathew Jensen and his entire staff of professionals are trained in the latest techniques and know how to make the visit as seamless as possible, and quite possibly even fun!  We know that for children, a visit to the dentist can be difficult, especially if it’s for the first time. We are caring and gentle at all times…and we even have stickers! We encourage you to read our excellent reviews on Yelp and Google.

During your visit one of our pediatric dentists can spot signs of tooth decay, hopefully before any damage has occured. And if it your kid’s first dental cleaning and exam, the dentist or pediatric dental technician will take x-rays, clean and polish the teeth, and finish up with fluoride. He or she will discuss the results of the x-rays with you, and together you can discuss what path to take for your child’s optimal pediatric dental care. At Paseo Ranch Pediatrics, we recommend regular dental exams around two-four times a year.

The Different Types of
Pediatric Dental Cleanings

At Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics we offer the following types of pediatric dental cleaning procedures:

  • Prophylaxis dental cleaning
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Periodontal maintenance cleaning
cleaning and exams


Prophylaxis is the regular cleaning that we provide to the majority of our pediatric patients. Pediatric Prophylaxis involves a thorough exam before the cleaning begins.  This will give us an idea of the health of your child’s teeth and gums. Then, Dr. Jensen or one of our highly trained pediatric dentists will carefully remove the plaque and tartar, and all visible stains.

Scaling and Root Planing 

Scaling and planing also known as “deep cleaning” is sometimes required when upon examination, the pediatric dentist finds gum disease. If your child’s gums start bleeding while brushing or flossing, this more than likely is evidence of plaque, or that their gums are beginning to recede from their teeth. Deep cleaning, at this point, is recommended and will help prevent your child from getting gum disease. It will also help prevent their teeth from loosening, or before their jawbone is affected.

Periodontal Maintenance 

A periodontal maintenance cleaning is for children with evidence of gum disease and who have already undergone scaling and root planing (deep cleaning). It’s almost the same as a regular pediatric dental cleaning but designed to get rid of the bacteria that may lead to gum disease. We recommend this pediatric periodontal maintenance take place every three to four months.

If your child has never had pediatric dental cleaning before, then they may need to begin with this procedure in order to get rid of the plaque and tartar on their teeth.

Regardless of the type of appointment that is needed, we at Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics are here to help. For further information, please give us a call @ 623.223.9677. Or to make an appointment with Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Peoria AZ, please click on the red button below.