We are committed to providing high quality dentistry for the whole family. Pediatric dentistry focuses on the dental health of children. We see children starting at 2 years of age through adulthood. We do see children younger than 2 years of age for emergency care.
Importance of Children’s Dentistry
The oral health of children is extremely important. Establishing a good oral health and preventive care routine creates good habits that will carry into adulthood. Children’s dental care is different from adult dental care. Pediatric dentistry has a unique set of challenges. A dentist must be experienced and well trained to examine and treat children, to identify problems and make children feel comfortable.
Why Primary Teeth (Baby Teeth) Are Important:
- Contribute to good nutrition by allowing children to chew properly
- Aid in speech development
- Lay a foundation for permanent teeth
- Instrumental in establishing good self esteem
Children often experience anxiety and fear when visiting the dentist. Seeing a family dentist is a great way to combat this fear because children can see their parents being treated by the dentist and feel more relaxed. We encourage our patients to bring their children with them for dental visits so that they can meet our staff and become familiar with our dental office.
Our Pediatric Dentistry Services
Pediatric dentistry includes routine dental cleanings and fluoride treatment. Our staff can provide tips and advice for parents on a range of oral health topics from brushing and flossing habits to diet recommendations, pacifier use and thumb sucking.
Children’s dental health is important to their long term dental health. If you have questions about pediatric dentistry or would like to set up a consultation for your child, contact us today!