Teeth Cleaning

Just like adults, children should get a comprehensive cleaning of their teeth every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup and guard against decay, gum disease and other ailments. This semiannual cleaning will be performed by either Dr. Gibson herself or one of her highly trained dental hygienists. Cleanings typically take just 25 or 30 minutes and include three primary services: scaling, root planing and polishing.

Scaling and root planing encompass the joint process of removing plaque and tartar from all areas of the tooth — both the exterior surfaces and the “proximal” surfaces, the often tight spots where adjacent teeth come into contact. 

Hygienists have customarily performed scaling by hand, but modern technology including sophisticated electric scalers now enable us to do thorough cleanings more quickly and efficiently than ever before. (Most practitioners will use both manual and high-tech scaling methods for optimal results.)

Polishing, a kind of intensive brushing familiar to anyone who has had it done, is the last step of a young patient’s cleaning, leaving the surface of the teeth smooth and helping minimize plaque buildup in the six months before the next visit.

Are you ready to take charge of your child’s oral health?

“Took my daughter to this office. Dr. Gibson is absolutely wonderful. She is extremely skilled and has an incredible bedside manner. Her office is beautiful and kid friendly. In fact, it’s probably the nicest doctor’s office I’ve ever been to.”
– Marc R.


The entire staff, Dr. Gibson, the office, everything! Dr. Gibson relates to you and the kiddo, explains everything, and isn’t rushed. The hygienists are so sweet and so patient, same with the front desk ladies. The decor is SO AWESOME. And they give treats/goodies as you’re leaving. A five star rating is an understatement! Thank you, ladies!
– Amanda
Just took my 19-month-old daughter to her first dentist appt, and it was fantastic! The whole team was SO patient. Dr. Gibson easily took care of her, despite the squirming, and then blew bubbles with her! The office is adorable and the kids even get individual TVs while their teeth are cleaned… I wish Dr. Gibson was available to adults!
– Julie
Dr. Gibson is so wonderful! She’s passionate and understanding and completely takes every patient and their needs to a personal level. She’s got the tender touch all kids need when seeing their doctor, of any type. Her office is exceptional. It’s so clean and modern yet so much fun for the little ones!
– Nicki F.