We know the importance of learning great oral hygiene early. At Family Smiles Dentistry, we put your child on the path to a lifetime of great oral health!Make an Appointment
We know that the sooner your child learns great oral hygiene habits, the better the chances they will carry those habits throughout their lives. That's why we encourage you to bring your child in as soon as the first tooth erupts. Our friendly staff knows how to keep your child relaxed, and they will work to make your child's dental experience comfortable and fun. Our goal is for your child to enjoy their time with us and learn great brushing and flossing habits in the process. We'll also spot any problems and fix them up before they get worse. Your child is in safe hands with us!
We provide a thorough teeth cleaning each time your child visits and note any areas your child may not be reaching well.
Your child's tooth development is vital to their overall health. We keep an eye on that development with x-rays and a full examination.
We teach your child the best ways to brush and floss and encourage them to continue their good habits and alter ones that aren't working well.
Children should start to see a dentist when the first tooth erupts. The sooner they're comfortable at the dentist, the better it will be in the future.
Children sometimes get cavities. When they do get cavities, we can treat those cavities and save their teeth for the future.
We offer a fluoride therapy with each visit. The fluoride coating protects your child's enamel and provides extra protection against tooth decay.
Your child should visit the dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts. We want to make sure their teeth are developing and will erupt properly, and the sooner, the better!
You can start using a washcloth to gently clean your infant's gums, getting them used to having something cleaning their mouth! As soon as the teeth begin coming in, use a toothbrush and a very tiny amount of toothpaste to clean the baby teeth. Teach them how to use their toothbrush as soon as you can. Don't worry — we can help!
Your child may not be reaching every tooth properly. That's something we can check. Weakened enamel, which allows cavities, could also be caused by a high-sugar diet, genetics, or if your child is on certain medications. We will work with you to figure it out and find the best way to combat those cavities!
Absolutely! Your child's baby teeth are vital to their speech and eating habits. Unless the tooth is already loose and about to fall out, it's a good idea to get that tooth's cavity filled as soon as possible.
There are several ways to teach your child that visiting the dentist isn't a scary thing! Several videos are available on YouTube with favorite characters teaching children about the dentist. You can also bring your child with you when you visit us for a checkup! Your child will see how easy it is for you, so they'll know it will be easy for them, too!
Our sedation dentistry services offer a safe way for your child to be relaxed and comfortable during their dental treatment. (We offer the same services for adults, too!) Our goal is to make our patients as comfortable as possible throughout their visit with us!
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