Pediatric Dental Care

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Pediatric Dental Care

Dental care is an essential aspect of a child's overall health. As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child receives the necessary kids dental health for healthy teeth and gums. This blog post will discuss the importance of pediatric dental care and provide you with a guide to finding a good pediatric dentist for your child.

Setting a Good Foundation

If you take care of your child's teeth now, they will thank you when they're adults with pearl white teeth. Baby teeth serve some essential functions, such as guiding the growth of permanent adult teeth pushing against baby molars. At this point, young people have gone through enough growing processes, so it is easier on them if their mouth doesn't get too full. 

Baby's First Teeth

A child’s first teeth (20 in total) may appear on the third to the ninth month. This may differ from child to child. Two lower teeth will appear first. The upper two will follow, and the canines will come right after. To help ease discomfort from teething, wipe off gums using a wet cloth.

Starting at just two years old, your child will need you to brush their teeth with a tiny soft toothbrush and a tiny amount of toothpaste. 

Pediatric Dental Treatments

Teeth are essential for eating, smiling, and talking. If your child has healthy teeth, they will be more confident in themselves, leading to success at school or work.

A variety of treatments, including preventive dental checkups and emergency repairs, may help avoid tooth decay from developing into an even bigger problem later on down the road. We offer early detection, so don't hesitate to see us if something does go wrong with one or more sets of teeth. These are the treatments available from your child’s dentist.

Topical Fluoride

There are many benefits to fluoride, including making teeth harder and more resistant to decay. A small amount of fluoride can be found in toothpaste or drinking water, but a higher concentration is available professionally from your dentist if you want maximum protection for your child's mouth.

Fluoride has been proven an effective preventive measure against cavities that will help keep their smiles bright.

Dental Sealants 

We apply dental sealants, which act as a protective barrier and fill in deep grooves in the teeth where cavities can easily develop. This helps protect your child's pearly whites as they grow.

Endodontic Treatment (Root Canals) 

When a child's tooth is injured or severely decayed, it might need root canal treatment to save the patient from dental infection's uncomfortable and painful death.


It is common for children to sustain chips and fractures in their teeth. Tooth-colored bonding materials can help repair this damage, making it less noticeable than adult root canal treatments.

Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Your child will have their mouth cleaned at each standard visit. The regular six-month checkup is a great time to get them ready for kindergarten, and it helps prevent cavities.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Fillings are a quick and easy way to fix your tooth problem. Composite resins blend in with natural enamel color, so you can feel confident about smiling proudly for everyone else.

Tooth Extractions

When a tooth becomes diseased, rotted, or otherwise damaged to the point where it impairs normal oral development, we remove them.

Dental Emergencies

It's important that you call us if your child is in pain. We can help get rid of the discomfort quickly and efficiently.

Orthodontic Evaluation

To ensure that your child's teeth continue to thrive, we will assess any need they may have for orthodontic intervention as they reach their milestones.

Child-Friendly Sedation

Whether your child needs help relaxing or wants to stay asleep, we will offer sedation options that will leave them feeling at ease.

Restorative Treatment 

If your child is toothless or has damaged teeth, it can affect them for life. Restorative pediatric dentistry allows us to help your child take back their smile by improving both the appearance and functionality of teeth. We use dental treatments such as crowns, enabling them to be less self-conscious when eating in front of others.

Happy, Growing Smiles

Pediatric dental care is an integral part of a child's overall health. It is crucial to start preventive dental care early on in life and continue with regular visits to the dentist. By following these simple tips, you can help your child have healthy teeth for a lifetime.

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