Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry

iStock_000009141589XSmallGood dental habits start early, and our goal for our youngest patients is to help develop a good relationship with the dentist for great oral health and a lifetime of beautiful smiles.  Most children see the dentist around age three but it is very important to bring them in sooner if you notice any problems with their teeth.

Our first concern is that your child feels comfortable, so we are committed to explaining all the sights and sounds they will experience at our office.  We use only digital x-rays which  emit far less radiation than traditional x-rays and only recommend them when necessary.  We will clean and check their teeth for proper development of adult teeth which may already be present and those still forming in the jaw.  We also offer preventive measures to keep teeth strong and cavity-free, such as fluoride supplements and dental sealants.

Many parents ask about orthodontics at their child’s dental visits.  We’ll be sure to tell you if and when it’s time for your child to see an orthodontist.  We can begin to determine the need for an orthodontic visit around the ages of 7-8 when adult teeth are erupting.  Each smile is different, and with some children we may want to watch a bit longer.  If we do find it’s necessary for your child to see an orthodontist, we can also provide you with referrals to trusted colleagues.

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