Pediatric dentists take an additional two to three years of special training after finishing their dentalrequirements. These doctors treat infants and children through adolescence. It is importantto seek outa pediatric dentist for your child by the age of one,orwhen their first teeth erupt. Visiting the dentist ata young age sets the stage for the future,and teaches your child how to practice good oral hygienehabits.
At our office, we welcomeall of our pediatric patients to visit our office beforehand and take a tour. Wewant all of our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit the dentist for the first time. Ourstaff is trained to work with children, and we always strive to provide exceptional care.
Our Office offers many pediatric services to keep your child’s teeth looking great. Visiting our office canhelp get in front of any issues, and allow us to track their development each time they visit.
Diagnosis and Exams
When your child visits ouroffice,we will complete a thorough exam of their teeth and mouth. We lookfor things like overbites, underbites, or teeth grinding. Correcting these issues early on is important.
Our team is trained tohelp teach our pediatric patientshow to take care of their teeth, and practicegood oral hygiene habits at home. We work with the parents and give them tips on what products touse,as well as diet recommendations to keep their teeth healthy.
Dental Treat ments
Preventative treatments are offered such as fluoride or sealants. We watch primary teeth closely,andmake sure they do not become misaligned. We offer pulp therapy if your child has had any injury or oraltrauma.
Other services done in our office include fillings and teeth extraction. Pediatric dentists can fix a chippedor broken tooth,and can treat teeth for sensitivity. As your child grows,we will watch their teeth to seeif any orthodontics are needed,and ensure their jaw is developing normally. If necessary, we can referyou to our preferred orthodontist.
What Can I Expect During My Child’s First Visit?
Visiting the dentist for the first time can be stressful, and we want your child’s first appointment to go well. When you contact our office for the first time, we always welcome our new patients, and offer you to tour the office prior to your first appointment. This helps the child feel comfortable when they return that day for their appointment.
During your child’s appointment we examine their teeth and take any x – rays needed. Our doctors will check for any developing cavities and recommend treatment if necessary. Our team provides a thorough exam of their teeth and jaws to check their development and to make sure we do not see any concerns. Talking with the parents during the visit is important, and we always ask if there are any ongoing health issues with your child. This also gives the parents the ability to ask any questions or discuss any concerns they have about their child’s oral health. Our staff will also review oral hygiene habits at home to ensure your child is taking good care of their teeth. Positive reinforcement and encouragement are important to us. When your child is finished with their appointment, our staff will provide a prize at the end of
their visit as an incentive for good behavior.
Ready to Schedule Your Appointment ?
If you are interested in a pediatric dentist, and are ready to schedule your child’s appointment, pleasecontact us today, and our friendlystaff will assist you. We look forward to your visit, and are excited tohave you join our dental family.
Interested in Learning More About How Dental X-rays Can Benefit You?
If you are interested in learning how dental x-rays can benefit you, or you are due for your regular dental exam and cleaning, contact Dentist X. We provide the highest level of service and use the latest technology and equipment. Let our team help you care for your smile, and prevent unnecessary visits to the dentist. Our doctors have years of experience and love to help patients care for their teeth and gums. Oral health is extremely important and is directly linked to our overall health. Attending your regular dental visits can help to detect issues and keep your smile looking and feeling great.
To schedule an appointment with us contact Art of Pediatric Dentistry, and our staff will be happy to assist you.