The Importance of Pediatric Dental Services for your Child
Excellent oral hygiene habits begin at a young age. At our Troy, MI, practice, we understand the importance of quality family dentistry. After all, not only is it convenient for your entire family to receive dental care under one roof. It also helps instill healthy habits for your little ones. That is why our doctors offer comprehensive pediatric dental services. When you invest in your child’s oral health at a young age, they can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.
When Should I Bring My Child to the Dentist?
Most dentists adhere to the recommendation given by the American Dental Association that you should make your child’s first dental appointment by their first birthday or when the very first tooth erupts. This will allow your doctor to evaluate your child’s oral health early on and identify any potential problems. Many people wrongly assume that baby teeth are not crucial. On the contrary, baby teeth help your child develop proper speech patterns and obtain adequate nutrition.
During your child’s initial visit, we will recommend any necessary next steps. Because we value your time, we are usually able to schedule your child’s appointment around the same time as yours.
Preventative Dental Care
At our practice, we are equipped to repair damaged and decayed teeth. However, of course we would prefer to prevent these issues in the first place. The best way to avoid early dental problems is with preventative dentistry, such as dental cleanings, examinations, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants.
Routine Dental Cleanings and Examinations
Our team of professionals takes pride in catering to our younger patients. We strive to create an informative atmosphere that is also fun, friendly, and comfortable. Our dental hygienist is experienced in cleaning children’s teeth and helping them understand the importance of brushing and flossing. We will also work with your child to help them develop a healthy at-home hygiene regimen.
Professional Fluoride Treatments
Young children are susceptible to cavity-causing bacteria. To combat this, professional fluoride treatments can be administered during your child’s routine dental cleaning. Fluoride effectively remineralizes the tooth enamel, making it more resilient to decay.
Molars contain deep grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces. These areas often harbor food and debris, making them a breeding ground for oral bacteria. We can place dental sealants to shield the tooth’s surfaces from decay. Sealants are not a replacement for brushing and flossing, but simply a supplemental tool to help your child achieve and maintain healthy teeth.
Compassionate and Gentle Care
We are committed to the health and comfort of our younger patients. We do everything we can to make dental appointments a fun and enjoyable experience for your child. Fostering relationships with dental professionals at a young age will help your child develop healthy habits for a lifetime.
Contact Us to Learn More about Pediatric Dental Services
If you are interested in learning more about the pediatric dental services offered at the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute, reach out to us. We are available to answer any questions you may have. To schedule a consultation, contact us online anytime.