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Our practice offers state-of-the-art dental services for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. We are passionate about keeping your child’s smile healthy from their very first visit. We provide only the most advanced treatment options and make sure every patient feels comfortable, regardless of the dental procedure.
Our exceptional pediatric dental specialists understand how traumatic going to the dentist can be, and we always strive to give your child something to smile about. We never push our patients into treatment. Our goal is to provide a calm, inviting environment where both and your child will feel comfortable.
What is children’s pediatric dentistry?
Children’s pediatric dentistry focuses on providing dental services for children from infancy through adolescence. To work in this multifaceted field, dentists must complete an additional few years of specialized training, specifically geared toward treating children. A pediatric dentist’s coursework includes in-hospital training, such as treating patients with traumatic dental injuries, pediatric oral surgery, and other procedures. Our pediatric dental specialists work closely with pediatricians to ensure that children receive the highest level of specialized dental care.
When should I take my child to the dentist?
You should schedule your child’s first dental visit within their first year or two. During your initial appointment, one of our children’s dentists will perform a comprehensive dental exam and look for signs of disease and early decay. A thorough dental cleaning will also be performed, gently cleaning the child’s teeth and gums.
Many children are frightened about going to the dentist, but there are ways to make each visit a positive experience. Think of ways to make the dentist appointment an adventure. You can implement a reward system where your child receives a teeth-friendly treat or another special treat of their choice. If they have a favorite plush toy, bring it with them for extra emotional support.
Why should children visit a pediatric dentist?
When it comes to creating proper oral health habits, there’s no better time to start dental care than when your children are young. A toddler dentist provides children with comprehensive cleanings, which help to protect baby teeth from gum disease and tooth decay. Our pediatric dental specialists also offer expert advice on how to brush your child’s teeth and the appropriate way to floss. In addition, we advise about the foods your child should be eating and those they need to avoid.
The cost of pediatric dental visit appointments
The overall cost of pediatric dental visit appointments depends on many things. For example, the cost of a simple dental cleaning for kids will be different than the cost of X-rays or having a cavity filled.
What happens during my child’s first dentist visit?
At the first visit, the pediatric dentist will get to know you and your child. They will then examine your child’s mouth, take X-rays and create a personalized treatment plan. Your child will also receive the very first dental cleaning.
You will have the opportunity to ask the dentist questions and discuss any issues your child may be experiencing. If your child is teething or sucks their thumb, this is the perfect time to ask about ways to soothe tender gums or help break the thumb-sucking habit.
Every child’s smile is precious and deserves only the most compassionate care. We combine our years of experience with a gentle touch to ensure that your child’s anxiety and fear are put to rest.
Some of our most common child’s dental services include:
- Preventive dental care
- Regular cleanings
- Fluoride treatments
Where can I find kids’ dentists for my special needs child?
Going to the dentist can be overwhelming for any child, but for children with special needs, it can be especially frightening.
Rest assured that our skilled dentists have years of advanced training, which includes proper sedation techniques for younger patients. In addition, our dentists are educated in behavior management strategies to help your child feel safe and secure. If you’d like to know more, please contact our children’s pediatric dentistry office to learn about our experience in treating special needs children.
We pride ourselves on pain-free and stress-free pediatric dental care. When you entrust your children’s oral health needs to us, you can be assured that they will receive only the dental care they need, while we minimize their anxiety and fear. Call our office today to schedule your child’s pediatric dental care.