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

“I’ve been a patient at the clinic for over 25 years and my whole family are patients. The staff and doctors are very friendly. I always look forward to going to my appointments.”

Katherine W.

“I love my smile! The flexible trays that Dr. Patrick made for me made my teeth shine. It was so easy and quick, I’m just upset I didn’t start going to Fort Des Moines Dental five years ago.”

Elizabeth R.

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.