What are Pediatrics?
Pediatric dentistry is crucial in keeping your children’s smiles healthy. Pediatric dentistry often involves checkups, cleanings and preventative care to keep baby and developing adult teeth strong and cavity-free. We offer pediatric care to children of all ages. In fact, we recommend bringing your child into the office as soon as you notice their first baby teeth coming through the gums.
Why is Pediatric Dentistry important?
Pediatric dentistry is important for several reasons. For one, we use kid-friendly terminology at all of your child’s appointments. This eliminates the fear and anxiety they might feel when coming to the office. Likewise, preventative care is essential for keeping their teeth healthy and clean, which prevents the need for more invasive procedures.
What does Pediatric Dentistry involve?
We offer an array of different pediatric procedures geared specifically to your child’s needs. Each child is different when it comes to the care they need, and we’re happy to work with them to create a lasting, beautiful smile that is healthy and strong. Some of the most common procedures involved in pediatric dentistry include:
What can your child expect with Pediatric Dentistry?
We begin by examining your child’s teeth and conducting a cleaning. The cleaning helps to remove tartar and buildup on your child’s teeth to prevent gingivitis and tooth decay. We’ll check your child’s gums for any signs of inflammation or bleeding, which could signal that they have gingivitis. We take x-rays to monitor the growth and development of your child’s smile. If additional treatment is needed or if we feel your child would benefit from other preventative procedures, we’ll recommend it at this time and can provide treatment as needed. Your child should come into the office twice a year to keep up with the health of their smile and mouth.
If your child is ready to come into the office for a checkup, call us today and we can help to schedule an appointment for them.