At Davie Advanced Dentistry, we deliver comprehensive dental health solutions to patients of any age. We’ll make sure your kids enjoy a safe and pleasant environment for their first visits to the dentist
Our dentists have a relaxed attitude and love working with kids. They’ll ease any nervous feelings your child may have about the dentist and make sure their smiles are well looked after. We’ll carefully explain all of our treatments to both parent and child, so everyone feels comfortable.
Developing healthy oral hygiene habits early on in their life helps ensure that your child grows up with fewer issues with their smiles. Though primary teeth will fall out and be replaced by adult teeth, caring for them is important to promote healthy facial structure development.
If your child is seen regularly by one of our dentists, we can track their development and ensure their smiles stay healthy as their new teeth begin to come in. We’ll take care of your child’s oral health and monitor their progress towards an excellent smile that will last a lifetime.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists suggests that children should have their first visit to the dentist between the time their first tooth erupts and their first birthday. Don’t make the mistake of some parents who wait until their child is older and “has enough teeth.”. This error comes from misunderstanding the importance of primary teeth, which have several important functions. Not only do they help children chew properly and maintain good nutrition, they play a role in developing speaking skills and creating a healthy smile that builds confidence early.
Bringing your child to the dentist earlier in their life will also serve to reduce any nervousness about receiving dental care. If a child is older, even two years old, they can develop anxieties about their appointments that can last for years.
Once your child’s primary teeth start to come in, we recommend they come in for an evaluation with our kind, compassionate dental team. We’ll get a head start on maintaining your child’s oral health, teach them (and the parents) proper brushing techniques, and show them that the dentist’s office is a comfortable setting where we work together to protect their stunning smile.
Once your child’s primary teeth begin to touch, they should start flossing. Generally, this occurs around two years old. Flossing can be difficult at first so they may require help, but with your help and guidance from our team at Davie Advanced Dentistry, they’ll learn the right techniques and dental habits.
If your child’s thumbsucking habits last for an extended period of time then it may cause crowding or smile alignment issues. It’s most important once their primary teeth come in, and we can help by recommending an oral appliance if the habits persist.
Routine checkups with a pediatric dentist only need to be once every six months, or twice a year. This is the same for adult patients as well. The dentist will examine the progress of their teeths’ eruption and crowding, provide thorough cleanings, and teach your child proper oral hygiene habits.