- Dental care for your baby (1st check-up, etc)
- Dental care for children under age 6 (baby teeth only)
- Dental care for children in mixed dentition (age 6-12)
- Thumb sucking
Dr. Dan and his staff love to work with babies and children to keep their smiles healthy and strong. We create a friendly and fun environment, and strive to make your children feel comfortable and at ease while we care for them.
Baby Dental Care
It is recommended that you bring your baby to the dentist within 6 months after his or her first tooth erupts. Dr. Dan will check your child’s mouth for any issues or decay. He will also check the bite, gums, and jaw. If necessary, his staff will clean the teeth and provide your baby with fluoride to strengthen his or her teeth. Dr. Dan will answer any questions you may have about your child’s dental care journey.
Dental Care Under Age 6
It is important to bring your child in for dental care even when they only have their baby teeth. Dr. Dan can make sure they avoid any dangerous decay or issues. The more often you bring your child in, the better your dentist will get to know your child’s teeth, allowing him to treat your child effectively now and in the future.
Dental Care for Children 6-12
As your child begins to lose their baby teeth, they will need more dental attention. Dr. Dan will monitor the bite and overall health of their teeth. At this time, you can discuss two phase orthodontic treatment. Beginning treatment while your child is young will make their teeth healthier and straighter in the future.
Dr. Dan can apply dental sealants to your child’s teeth to prevent tooth decay. Because most tooth decay in children happens in the grooves of the teeth that are used for chewing, your dentist can place dental sealants over those areas. These thin plastic coatings will strengthen the teeth and ward off decay.
Thumb sucking is a common habit for young children, but it can cause various dental issues including a bad bite, misaligned teeth, or changes in the roof of the mouth. You can see Dr. Dan for suggestions and tools to help break your child’s thumb sucking habit.
We treat children when they are young in order to make their future smiles the best and healthiest they can be. Call us today to set up an appointment.