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Regular dental care ensures that your child’s smile stays healthy through the years. Our dental team will treat your children as they grow and continue to treat your family like ours. We provide dental treatment for all children, including those who need a little extra time and care, in a professional, caring atmosphere.

Your Choice for Pediatric Dental Care

Establishing a “Dental Home” for your child provides the opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that protect your child from a dental/oral disease. New research suggests a link between dental health and overall health, which makes it even more important to develop good habits early. Pediatric dentistry is a comprehensive dental care that focuses on prevention, early detection, and treatment of dental diseases.

Your Child’s First Visit

Not just during the first visit, but in every dental visit, your child is treated with kindness and patience. We build a personal relationship with your child to lay a foundation of good oral hygiene habits. We believe that trust and a positive attitude towards dental health begin on the very first visit while we learn about your child’s needs and previous dental experience.

Our dental team understands that every child is different, and we tailor our approach accordingly.

Our Pediatric Dentistry Services

With the latest equipment and materials, including digital x-rays, to our warm, welcoming office; our pediatric dental services ensure that your child has the best dental and oral care experience possible. Some of our pediatric dentistry services include:

  • Oral health
  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants
  • Digital x-rays
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Anticipatory guidance
  • Nutrition and diet counseling
  • Crowns
  • Orthodontics
  • Emergency care including tooth pain relief and trauma management

Accepting New Patients

From the first tooth to adult teeth, we welcome all new dental patients. Our goal is to provide positive experiences in all our dental offices while educating our patients about the importance of proper oral hygiene.

We look forward to providing care to you and your family!

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

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A pediatric dentist (pedodontist) after completing the required four years of dental school, must complete an additional two years of specialty training in child psychology. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to meet the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents, including people with special health care needs. An integral part of the pediatric dentistry training is concerned with the medical and dental health of patients with special needs. Our team of pediatric dentists and dental staff have specialized training and expertise to address all needs and provide the best care possible.

Find a Pediatric Dentist Near You

Although most general dentists see patients of all ages, pediatric dentistry is a specialization of dentistry that focuses on the oral health and unique needs of children and adolescents.

Our goal is to provide a positive experience through comprehensive dental care for infants, children, and adolescents in a friendly and safe environment with a focus on prevention and education.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our Pediatric dentists.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fluoride treatment, and does my child need one?

Treatment with fluoride is an effective way to strengthen your tooth's enamal. It takes a few minutes to apply a fluoridated varnish or gel that has a higher concentration of fluoride than in over-the-counter products. Your hygieniest can apply the product with a soft brush. After application, you should not brush or floss for 4 to 6 hours afterward, and no eat for a few hours. Drinking can resume immediately. The Amerian Dental Association recommends flouride treatments for adults as well as children. Speak to your dentist about how flouride can help you achieve optimal dental health.

A fluoride varnish is applied with a soft brush and you will not be able to eat or drink for a few hours afterward. A fluoride gel takes 4 minutes to be applied, and you should avoid eating and drinking for 30 minutes after treatment.

When should I take my child to the dentist for their first visit?

The timing for baby teeth differ for each individual but all 20 baby teeth are usually in by 3 years of age. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth typically begin growing in around 6 months of age. Baby teeth are just as suseptible to cavities as adult teeth. If a baby tooth is lost early, the permanent teeth can drift into the empty space and make it difficult for other adult teeth to find room. Proper oral hygiene is important as soon as your baby is born and it is critical to establish good oral health habits early.

When should my child have dental x-rays taken?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association have guidelines to determine when and how often children should have xrays. The dentist will use his or her clinical judgement, using these guidelines, after a thorough review of your child's health history and a clinical exam. Your child's first dental appointment can be by age 1 or 6 months from the first tooth eruption.

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If your request is a dental emergency, or you would like to call and schedule your dental appointment, contact information for our offices can be found here: Great Lakes Family Dental Locations. New patient offer not valid for emergency appointments.