A lifetime of healthy teeth begins with good dental habits. Give your child a solid foundation by bringing them for an exam and cleaning twice each year. Encourage your child to listen to the dental team during their visit. Our pediatric dentists in Atlanta, GA encourage you to work with your child at home to improve their dental hygiene routine.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has found that your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the initial stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintaining good oral health.
During each visit, we will gently clean your child’s teeth and remove any plaque or tartar. We will carefully examine their mouth and teeth for any potential issues. Regular cleanings and exams can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
Tooth decay has become the most common chronic childhood illness in the U.S. We will teach you and your child how to properly brush and floss their teeth as they grow. We will discuss dental hygiene habits and healthy food choices. We will teach your child to be our partner in keeping their mouth and teeth healthy.
We may recommend treating your child’s teeth with fluoride. This mineral can strengthen tooth enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride may be applied in office or used in certain toothpastes and mouth rinses.
In some cases, we may recommend the use of dental sealants. Sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. Recent studies have found that sealants can be highly effective in preventing tooth decay.
Help your child have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Contact Kids Dental Studio and request a dental exam and cleaning for your child.
SPECIAL NEEDS PATIENT CARE
Dr. Shotwell has found that many children with special needs have unique dental care needs that require a flexible approach. Certain patients might have medication or dietary needs that can compromise their dental health. Other patients have difficulty maintaining good oral hygiene habits. We understand that some children might find it difficult to sit still for a dental examination.
In some cases, special needs children have a higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, tartar buildup, and oral trauma.
Our team is here for you and your child. With years of experience, we will personalize your child’s care and treatment to meet their needs. Our gentle, compassionate manner of care will ensure your child’s dental health is in good hands with our team.
For more information about special needs dental care, call our Atlanta office today.