As a general dentist, we offer comprehensive dentistry for the entire family, including young children. Our pediatric dentistry services make it convenient for busy families to access quality oral health care in a central location. As your children grow up in our “dental home” they can also develop relationships with our team to ensure a positive outlook on dental care in the future. When concerns tend to run in the family, we’ll always be by your side to provide early pediatric care for the healthiest outcome possible.
Most major dental concerns are preventable during childhood. But the key is to begin seeing a dentist from an early age. Regular preventative care and education reduce the chances of developing oral disease, especially in our youngest patients. However, pediatric checkups also play another crucial role: preventing dental phobia and anxiety as your child grows up. By providing gentle prevention-driven care from an early age, children are able to experience dentistry in a positive light. When they do, they’ll be far less likely to fear trips to the dentist as an adult.
Some of the pediatric dentistry services that we offer include:
A child’s rapidly developing smile changes quickly, yet it impacts their future appearance for decades to come. Unfortunately, tooth decay is one of the most common diseases affecting children today. The good news is that we can provide minimally-invasive treatments—like white fillings—to prevent the spread of decay into other teeth.
When a child suffers from aggressive decay or infection and loses a tooth, the shape of their bite and face can change. Early intervention through pulp therapy or space maintainers allows their tooth eruptions and biting patterns to continue developing in an ideal manner.
Having access to a family dentist allows children of all ages to have a dental team that’s there with them for life. When emergencies pop up or as their bite transitions into an adult smile, they’ll have the same providers by their side to monitor their dental needs.
Most pediatric dentists and pediatricians recommend that children see a dentist for their first checkup before their first birthday (or within six months of their first tooth erupting.) These early visits are educational and prevention-focused. By equipping parents and caregivers with the information they need to promote good oral health, young children have a better chance of avoiding preventable dental concerns.
We recommend children’s checkups with our family dentist every six months. These frequent visits allow us to intercept pediatric dental concerns as early as possible before they evolve into painful emergencies or damage developing permanent teeth.