We give your child a healthy and enjoyable start to their continued dental experience. As a parent, you want the best for your child, so having them visit a qualified pediatric dentist is important. We help them develop healthy oral routines at an early age, so they can continue to have a beautiful smile and be less likely to have to go through dental procedures in the future. Our child-focused dental care provides an experience for your child that will allow them to look forward to their next visit and get them interested in taking care of their teeth between visits.
What Do Our Pediatric Dentists Do?
Our pediatric dentist specializes in dental care for both children and teens. A child’s tooth development is an important part of their growth, which is why establishing regular dental visits and dental routines at home is crucial for their future. There are many benefits to choosing a pediatric dentist like ours, who is great at what they do and will create a positive experience for your children.
We know having to visit the dentist can be stressful, especially when your child is unsure what to expect during their appointment. Our pediatric dentist has specialized training to cater to your child and make them feel calm. We make it our goal to create a safe and fun environment, while also giving your child the knowledge they need to take care of their teeth. Creating this experience means your child will look forward to coming back and having their teeth cleaned on a regular basis.
Our pediatric dentist also specializes in the differences in jaw sizes and how to treat smaller teeth and gums. This is something they have specific training and experience in, which a regular dentist does not. As a parent, you will feel better knowing your child is in great hands and that your child has someone to look out for their health as they grow up. We go out of our way to form a lasting relationship with your child.
Our pediatric dentist is also well versed in the tooth affecting habits of kids, like teeth grinding and thumb sucking. This can lead to dental issues in the future. We come up with creative and effective solutions to kick these habits, improve oral health, and make sure your child’s teeth remain as naturally straight as possible. Teenagers may have poor habits as well, like the teeth grinding we mentioned before. We provide solutions for them too, including affordable mouth guards to protect their permanent teeth.
As your child grows from a child, to a teen, then an adult, their jaw grows and moves. It also changes in shape. Children grow fast, so this progression happens very quickly. This is why working with a pediatric dentist is so important. We are experienced in the different stages of growth and what to watch out for as your child develops, giving your kids the best chance at a healthy and bright smile.
It is important to mention that we also have the specific tools that are designed for tiny mouths. This really does make a difference in your child’s overall experience. When tools are too big for small teeth, it will not be as easy to get their teeth truly clean. Your child will also feel less intimidated and nervous about the tools we use due to their decreased size.
What Age Should My Child Visit a Pediatric Dentist
Unless an issue presents itself early, your child should have their first dental appointment around 2 years old. Although this may seem very early, it is important to know that cavities and gum issues can happen with your child’s baby teeth. Keeping their baby teeth healthy allows their permanent teeth to come through healthy as well. We treat patients up to 18 years of age before they will go on to see a regular dentist.
When you are ready to take your child or teen to the dentist, we are here to address all of your concerns and offer your kids the very best in pediatric dental care. We know how essential it is to establish the right oral habits as early as possible. We go out of our way to provide the best oral care and create the best experience for your kids.
We have created an environment that is well-suited for children and teens. We have toys, books, and magazines to keep them occupied during their appointment. We take the extra steps to meet their needs and create an enjoyable space that feels less like a dental office. All of the small things we do play a big part in making future dental appointments easy for you and your children. Our staff cares and interacts with your children so they always feel welcome and look forward to coming back again.
If you have been putting off bringing your child into a pediatric dentist because you are worried about how they will behave, we want you to know that we know how to handle any situation. Children are full of curiosity, can be nervous in new places, and simply become bored in one place for too long. We cater and anticipate all of these behaviors, making their experience as fun as possible. Many first time visits simply consist of showing your child all of the tools we use on their teeth and having them practice opening their mouth. We also use the aid of cartoons to keep them distracted. We are always patient and know that this will pay off and your child will be more comfortable each time they come in.
Dental health is one of the most important first steps in your child’s growth and development. We are passionate about helping kids learn about their teeth and how to take care of them between dental visits. Healthy teeth at a young age really do make a lifelong difference. When you need an experienced pediatric dentist for your kids in a safe and fun environment, give us a call and schedule their first appointment.
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Elite Dental Loyalty Program
Elite Dental is a general dental practice that provides a full range of dental services, allowing us to make minimal referrals to specialists. Contact us today to learn how you can join our loyalty program and schedule your appointment with our dentists!
- Routine Cleanings (2 per benefit year)
- X-rays (2 per benefit year)
- Examinations (2 per benefit year)
- 25% Off All Other Dental Services Provided in Our Office (some exclusions apply)