What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry involves working with children and teens of all ages. Our office offers this quality care in a kid-friendly, relaxed environment. We use the latest techniques and technology available to provide a better dental experience for your children. We offer preventative, cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic care specific to your child’s needs.
Why is Pediatric Dentistry needed?
Children are often nervous about visiting the dentist, especially if they’ve had past experiences that scared them. A pediatric dentist is different in that they are able to be seen by a professional who only works with children. We are able to provide this quality of care in a way that is specific to your child and their unique needs. We use kid-friendly terminology at all times and help them to adopt healthier at-home hygiene habits.
When should your child come in to visit their Pediatric Dentist?
We recommend bringing your child in for their first dental appointment as soon as you notice their baby teeth coming up through the gums. From that point on, it’s advised to bring them in every six months for a checkup. The checkup will include a cleaning and examination as well as other preventative care options like fluoride and sealants. For emergencies, we are available to get your child in quickly regardless of whether or not they are a current patient.
What can be expected during a typical Pediatric Dental appointment?
Your child can expect to come into an office that is fun, energetic and relaxed. We have many kid-friendly features in both our waiting room as well as our dental operatories. Your child will be seated comfortably in one of our rooms and a cleaning will be performed by a licensed dental hygienist. From there, our doctors will perform an examination to find cavities as well as to monitor development and growth. We will create a personalized treatment plan just for them and will schedule them for their next checkup appointment.
If your child is in need of quality pediatric dental care, call us today to speak with one of our highly trained staff members for further information.