Love Kids, and They Love Us!
It’s important for us to put our young patients at ease so they can
enjoy themselves and learn proper dental care. You can rest assured
your child will receive the latest advancements in children’s
dentistry, delivered with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. We
encourage the proper dental care habits in children and enjoy
teaching them how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We
look forward to seeing them for their first dental visit when
they’re three years old and watching them grow year after year.
Calming Dental Fears
One of our goals is to make sure that this and future generations of
children grow up without a fear of the dental office. According to
our many happy parents, we are doing just that! Our office is a
relaxed and happy place that children love to visit. Whether you
have an active six-year-old or a scared three-year-old, we are here
to help you.
Your Child’s Dentist is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician
The main goal in children’s dentistry is instilling good habits
early. This is essential for a lifetime of good oral health. It’s
also important to provide a comfortable, fun environment so they
want to keep coming back.
Because children are not able to brush well on their own, it is
important for parents to be involved in their child’s daily dental
care. This ensures both thorough cleaning and the development of
proper dental habits. Little kids tend to eat more often during the
day (grazing). This results in a prolonged exposure to acid (every
time you eat you make acid), which may cause more cavities.
A tooth that isn’t completely clean will also be exposed to acid
when food and juice contact it. This acid can be responsible for
speeding up the development of cavities. The good news is that
identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a
fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce
the risk of cavities.
Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
We know that children – and even many adults! – often don’t do a
complete job of brushing their teeth. When back teeth have deep
grooves, even meticulous brushing may not reach them. That can allow
bacteria, acids, and plaque formation to lead to decay. Once the
tooth has decay, it is permanently damaged and requires a filling or
What if there was a way to help prevent all this from happening?
Fortunately, there is! The application of dental sealants will do
Here’s how it works:
• The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized.
• A thin plastic coating is applied. This is usually white or clear
• A curing light is applied to the sealant to bond it into place.
• The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. There are no shots
or drills or removal of any tooth structure.
• It’s totally painless.
Applying dental sealants is one of the best preventive things both
children and adolescents can do to preserve their natural teeth!
Healthy smiles for your
entire family! Give us a call today at (904) 396-4746 to schedule
your child’s next visit.