Smiles That Last A Lifetime

Dental Exams & Cleaning

Our dental exams and cleaning procedures focus on preventing oral diseases and keeping the teeth strong throughout life. These treatments protect children from developing cavities, gum disease, and other oral health conditions.

Why Dental Exams & Cleaning Are Important

By routinely seeing the dentist for exams and cleanings, your child can:

  • Prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath
  • Avoid costly and extensive dental procedures
  • Shorten the time spent in the dentist’s office
  • Have a smile that will last a lifetime

Good at-home oral hygiene is vital to managing plaque and tartar buildup, but the teeth can’t be thoroughly cleaned without the help of a professional. If you aren’t having your children’s teeth cleaned regularly, it may lead to tooth and gum diseases.

While your child is at the dentist, it’s important to understand what is going on. Taking x-rays to examine the teeth will help the dentist detect any hidden dental issues.

What To Expect

During a complete cleaning appointment, your child will have the tarter cleaned off of their teeth. They will have their teeth flossed and will be instructed on how and when to floss at home.

We will polish your child’s teeth to remove any stain or plaque. We will discuss problem areas with you and your child, and recommend brushing techniques and frequency to help improve their overall oral health. We will also apply fluoride to help protect and strengthen their teeth.

Your child’s teeth will be examined by Dr. Perusini and if any dental issues are found, he will discuss treatment options with you.


Below are common questions and our answers about the best way to care for children’s teeth after an extraction.

What Are the Benefits of Seeing a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are not the same as “family dentists.” While family dentists treat patients of all ages, pediatric dentists are specially-trained and exclusively treat children. A pediatric dentist must complete 2-3 years of pediatric training after obtaining their dental degree.

Through this additional training, doctors learn how to interact with kids, provide care in a friendly, unintimidating way, and catch dental issues early. If you choose a pediatric dentist for your child, you can be sure that they are getting the best possible care tailored to them.

What Are Common Dental Issues That Children Face?

Bleeding is normal after an extraction. It will form a blood clot soon, which will keep the socket from bleeding and start the natural healing process. It's also important to keep this clot securely in place. There is a higher chance of having a dry socket if it isn't, which happens when the blood clot is dislodged, and the underlying bone is exposed.

What Care Should I Provide My Child After the Extraction?

The best way to protect your child from cavities is to use proper at-home oral care.

When you’re brushing your teeth, make sure you brush them for at least two minutes, and floss once per day.

Children usually need to be taught how to floss their teeth.

It is also important to limit the amount of added sugar and other unhealthy foods your baby has, especially if your baby is younger than three years old.

Why Choose US

We are committed to providing a warm, caring, and relaxing environment where our patients are given the highest quality of dental care tailored to their unique needs.

Customized Care

We are committed to delivering high-quality pediatric dental care that’s tailored to each child and parent’s unique desires and concerns.

Dental Exams

We will thoroughly examine your child's teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems.


Restorative Care

Our restorative dental services can repair damaged or decayed teeth, improve an improper bite, and restore your child's smile.

Schedule an appointment with us today for a beautiful, healthy smile.


Conveniently located in the heart of Edmonton, Avenue Pediatric Dentistry proudly deliver all aspects of dental care to infants, children, and teenagers, as well as those of all ages with special needs.


Tel: 780-428-7761
Fax: 780-428-1032


Monday 7:30a.m.–3:30p.m.
Tuesday 7:30a.m.–3:30p.m.
Wednesday 7:30a.m.–3:30p.m.
Thursday 7:30a.m.–3:30p.m.
Friday 7:30–11:30a.m.