Experts say a healthy body begins with the mouth. Children with a healthy mouth have a better chance of general health. This is why excellent children’s dentistry is so important.
Preventive dental care for children includes: proper nutrition and dietary habits; brushing and flossing; fluoride; regular dental check-ups; oral health education; guidance for erupting teeth; sealants; and proper management of oral habits. Most children should visit their dentist once every six months to ensure these items are being fulfilled.
Oral conditions in children can interfere with eating and adequate nutritional intake, speaking, sleep, self-esteem, and daily activities. In addition, kids with dental pain may be unable to concentrate in school. Some severe decay can even affect growth and development.
Overall, a healthy mouth is more attractive, giving children confidence in their appearance. Preventive children’s dentistry can assure this for your child, and also help to avoid more extensive–and more expensive–dental treatment down the road.
What to expect
When you and your child walk through our door, we make it a priority to make you both feel very welcome and totally comfortable. Our friendly staff will give you forms to complete so that we can better take care of of your child’s needs. You also have the option to complete these forms online before the first visit. If you would like to visit the office and meet the staff prior to your appointment, please give us a call. We would be happy to show you around!
Our staff strives to create positive feelings about children’s dentistry and their visits to the dentist. Our goal is to make every appointment as easy as possible for both children and parents. We try to achieve this by explaining things as we go so that there are no surprises. We have been trained and are very familiar with many different ways to help children feel comfortable. This includes carefully choosing the words we use as well as using laughing gas. Together, we will figure out the best way to help your specific child have a great experience at the dentist!
Restorative dentistry for children
Dental Health Associates encourages families to focus on preventive oral care. However, as parents ourselves, we understand that many unwanted things can happen! Despite teaching your children proper hygiene, decay can occur. It’s also possible for teeth to break or even get knocked out. Fortunately, our office offers many services to restore your child’s beautiful smile.
Mouthguards & athletic appliances
When children begin to participate in sports, it is possible that injuries will occur. A properly-fitted oral appliance is a very important piece of equipment that will help protect their teeth, and ultimately, their smile. Our team can customize just the right mouth guard for your child.
You are part of our team
Preparing a child for their first trip to the dentist begins at home. A positive experience is more likely if a parent stays positive about their own past dental experiences. It’s important to encourage children both before and after their dental appointment.
Thank you for encouraging your child in order to help us give them a better experience!