Keep your child’s teeth healthy and happy with a routine checkup! Call us today to schedule a dental cleaning, exam, and X-ray in Los Angeles, California.

Routine dental exams are a critical part of your child’s oral hygiene and continued oral health. When you bring your child to visit our Los Angeles pediatric dentist duo, they will receive proper teeth cleaning while allowing Dr. Jung Yoon Chang or Dr. Quy-Phung Phan to find potential oral health issues. Dentists recommend having an exam every six months.

If your child needs a dental exam and X-ray, Atlantic Children & Family Dentistry is the place to go. After a short checkup, we will have your child smiling brighter than ever. Call us or stop by our clinic to schedule a dental exam today.

What To Expect During Your Dental Exam

A dental exam is a relatively quick six-step process performed by a dental hygienist. During the exam, your child’s hygienist will clean their teeth and gums and check for any oral issues.

Step 1: Checking Your Teeth and Gums
Before cleaning your child’s teeth, the hygienist will check for oral concerns, such as gingivitis. The hygienist will examine each tooth and all the surrounding gums using a small mirror.

Step 2: Scraping Off Plaque and Tartar
Plaque builds up in your mouth every day, but a good brushing and flossing can remove it. If your child fails to brush and floss their teeth, that plaque will harden into tartar, which only a dentist with the proper tools can remove.

The dental hygienist will use a small mirror and scaler to identify and remove all plaque and tartar on your child’s gumline and between their teeth. The better your child is at brushing and flossing their teeth at home, the less time the hygienist will need to spend scraping during this step.

Step 3: Brushing
With a professional electric brush, the hygienist will brush and polish your child’s teeth to clean off any remaining plaque or tartar.

Step 4: Flossing
A professional floss allows for an even deeper clean, as the hygienist can reach spots in between your child’s teeth that may be difficult to clean at home.

Step 5: Rinsing
Now that your mouth is clear of all plaque and tartar, the hygienist will rinse your child’s mouth with a liquid fluoride mixture to remove any leftover debris.

Step 6: Fluoride Treatment
Lastly, the hygienist may apply a fluoride treatment that helps protect against cavities until your child’s next visit.


During your visit, your child may also undergo dental X-rays. How often children should receive dental X-rays varies based on factors like age and oral health status, but the general recommendation is once per year. These X-rays allow our pediatric dentist to see the interior of your child’s teeth and gums and identify problems such as cavities.

Professional Dental Exam and X-Ray in East Los Angeles

Atlantic Children & Family Dentistry is a trusted clinic for pediatric dental cleanings, exams, and X-rays. If you want your child to enjoy better oral health and a brighter smile, come visit us. Contact us today at 323-263-9600 to schedule your appointment.

Contact Details

Contact Details

East Los Angeles

952 South Atlantic Blvd., Suite A
Los Angeles, CA 90022


Los Angeles Location Hours

Monday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Santa Ana

902 E. 1st St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701


Santa Ana Location Hours

Monday9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Los Angeles Location

Santa Ana Location