If you’re looking for high-quality dental care for your child, look no further. The experienced team of professionals at Loveland Dental Group offers pediatric dentistry, the specialization of oral health care tailored to child patients. With locations in High Point, Cornelius, Concord, Winston-Salem and Mooresville, North Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina, the staff provides compassionate care that puts child patients at ease. If your child needs to see a dentist, call the office or use the online booking tool today and schedule an appointment.
What is pediatric dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is the practice of oral health care for younger patients. Since the teeth and gums of young children have unique needs, it’s important to make sure your child sees dental professionals who understand those unique needs. The experienced team of professionals excels when working with children, including those with behavioral issues or dental anxiety.
What does pediatric dentistry focus on
When it comes to pediatric dentistry, the team focuses on alleviating any fear or anxiety associated with dental visits and high-quality preventive care.
The entire team takes pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for younger patients in an environment that’s lighthearted and fun. With specialized care that includes games and fun demonstrations, a visit to the dentist’s office can become something to look forward to for your child, rather than something to fear.
With an emphasis on establishing oral health habits that last a lifetime, the primary tools of pediatric dentistry are education and a comprehensive preventive care program. As part of an effort to guard against childhood dental decay, the team often recommends periodic fluoride treatments and dental sealants placed on the biting surfaces of the back teeth.
Why is pediatric dentistry important?
The team also helps children understand the importance of proper oral hygiene. Learning how to brush and floss properly at a young age, as well as eating a healthy, low-sugar diet, can ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Developing good habits that last must start early. That’s why promoting oral hygiene at a young age is so important.
For parents, putting an emphasis on pediatric dentistry can be a game-changer. It can spare you time-consuming, costly dental procedures down the line.
When should I start bringing my child in?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that you start bringing your child to the dentist by age one, or within six months after their first tooth erupts — primary teeth typically begin growing in around 6 months of age.
If it’s time for your child to start seeing the dentist, choose Loveland Dental Group. Call the office or use the online booking tool today and schedule an appointment with one of the practice’s kind, compassionate providers.