Pediatric Cleaning

It’s important to start taking care of your baby’s teeth as soon as the first one comes in. Preparing a child for a life of dental health is of paramount importance and much of the early work must be done in the home. For toddlers with brand-new teeth, it works well to use a washcloth to wipe the teeth off. Once your child turns one, he or she should begin brushing their teeth twice a day as part of their routine.

At Fort Des Moines Dental, we take the care of a child’s smile with the utmost seriousness. Our staff uses nonthreatening, effective cleaning practices to put a child at ease while accomplishing our shared goals—a clean and healthy mouth.

Service Snapshot


Approx. Appt. Time

1 hour

Appt. Frequency

Every 6 months

Healing Time

None, some sensitivity to be expected

Our Patients

“My children and I have been coming to Fort Des Moines Dental since 1994! What started out as a fun place to pick a toy out of the treasure chest for a good checkup became a great place for all our dental needs. Friendly staff, attentive hygienists and well-spoken dentists keep us coming back, twenty-three years and counting!”

Trish F.

“What a difference bleaching makes! I’m an avid coffee drinker and you can’t tell now that I go to Fort Des Moines Dental. It’s like a new set of teeth. I would highly recommend.”

Brian P.

Interested in Learning More?

Appointments + Insurance

515.287.5400

M 8 AM – 5 PM
T 8 AM – 5 PM
W 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
TH 8 AM – 5 PM
F 7 AM – 12 PM

Closed Saturday & Sunday

We file to all insurance companies but, we participate with the following: Delta Dental (Premier), Blue Dental, Cigna, Humana, United Concordia, Ameritas, Guardian, Principal, and Dentamax.

Got questions?

Stop on by, give us a call or send us a message and we’ll gladly attend to your needs.