Compassionate Family Dentistry Makes Treatment Easy for All Ages
At the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute, we proudly provide family dentistry services to patients in Troy, MI and the surrounding areas. Dr. Craig Goldin, Dr. Marcy Goldin, and Dr. David Whalen each have a gentle touch and compassionate demeanor. They know how to put patients of all ages at ease, and they are especially adept with kids. We offer a full range of dental treatments for young patients, including exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and more. We even offer special incentives to make dentistry fun and exciting for children. Our doctors encourage parents to bring their kids in starting at a young age. That way, parents and dentists can work hand-in-hand to lay a strong foundation for oral health.
Special Treatment for Kids
For both adults and children, preventive treatments are the foundation of good dental care. We will begin every appointment with a thorough cleaning and exam. Your hygienist will gently remove any bacteria, plaque, and tartar from your child’s teeth. These substances are the primary causes of cavities. Afterward, the doctor will examine your little one’s teeth, looking for decay, over-retained baby teeth, and misalignment. Usually, he or she will take x-rays at every other visit. If your dentist detects any developing problems, he or she will recommend appropriate care.
Fluoride treatments are another preventive option that can be especially beneficial for young kids. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen developing dental enamel. Unfortunately, most children do not get enough fluoride, even with the levels that are added to city water supplies. We can provide fluoride treatments to increase fluoride consumption and fortify your child’s teeth.
Drs. Craig and Marcy Goldin are parents themselves. As a result, they know how to make treatment fun and accessible.
As your child’s permanent molars start to come in, we will typically place sealants. Your dentist will paint a liquid plastic on the back teeth, where the material will harden. Food and bacteria will often accumulate in the grooves on those teeth, and toothbrushes cannot reach all the way down into the crevices. Sealants will form a barrier to keep bacteria from collecting on the enamel and causing decay.
The Importance of Regular Dental Visits
Often, parents do not realize how essential routine dental treatment is for kids. Children can easily suffer from decay because they often do not know the proper ways to care for their teeth. Alarmingly, when kids develop cavities, they are far more likely to have recurring decay as adults. Therefore, our preventive treatments can protect your child’s smile, as well as his or her future oral health. Additionally, early visits will give us the opportunity to teach your child about good hygiene. We will instruct both of you in healthy brushing, flossing, and food choices.
Because regular care is so important, you should bring your child into the office no more than six months after you can see the first tooth. After that, we encourage you to schedule appointments twice a year.
Making Dental Care Fun
At the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute, we really love treating kids. Drs. Craig and Marcy Goldin are parents themselves. As a result, they know how to make treatment fun and accessible. We want your child to feel comfortable in the office so that he or she will develop healthy dental habits for life. Our reception area has a special kids’ corner with toys and puzzles. Children can even earn toys and prizes every time they come in to the office.
Contact Us to Schedule a Visit
Positive experiences at the dentist can benefit your child's lifelong health. To learn more about our family dentistry services and to book an appointment for your child, contact the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute today.