Comprehensive Pediatric Dental Care
We believe early dental care can promote a lifetime of healthy smiles for your child. To ensure that your child grows up with a healthy smile, we offer sealants, fluoride treatments, tooth-colored fillings and regular check-ups. We strive to educate and inform our patients and parents on the most appropriate home preventative care, as we would rather prevent problems than have to fix them.
Your Child’s First Visit
A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable and positive. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel. Children are not born with a fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our office makes a practice of using pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe your child’s first dental visit and treatment. We want you to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly erupted teeth (erupting at 6-12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.
Our Commitment to Your Child
Our goal is to work with parents and their children on prevention of dental disease through improved home care and nutritional education, thus keeping them from undergoing difficult procedures. This motivates children to keep their smiles healthy, visit the dentist regularly, and want to lead a healthy lifestyle. We are committed to make coming to the dentist a pleasant, friendly, and non-threatening experience.
Your Child’s Oral Health
According to the Surgeon General’s report, ”Oral Health in America,” dental decay is the second most common chronic disease in childhood after the common cold. However, dental decay is nearly 100% preventable with brushing, flossing, flouride, and regular dental visits. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, students miss over 51 million school hours per year because of dental problems. Dental pain is a distraction for children, decreasing their ability to learn in school and causing their grades to suffer. Children and teenagers with healthy teeth have better attendance, are more attentive in class, and have higher participation rates in school-related activities.
Oral health has a direct correlation to overall health conditions like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The future of oral health is with our children. So, let’s work together to make children’s dental health a priority at home. Doing so will in turn make a positive impact on the overall health of our children.