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Establishing a lifelong habit of good oral health begins with introducing your child to visiting a children’s dentist at a very early age. Going to the dentist is as important to your child’s health as going to the pediatrician. Each children’s dentist at our office in Brandon can provide dentistry for children but some of them have specialized in kids dentistry. A pediatric dentist has completed dental school but has obtained a minimum of two years of specialized training in the area of kids dental care. If your child needs dental care, call our office in Brandon at (813) 434-1734 to schedule a consultation with one of our child-friendly dentists.
What’s a Good Age for My Child to Start Going to the Dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start their regimen of visiting a dentist as soon as they have a fully erupted tooth or turn one year old. One tooth can develop a cavity and if there are two abutting teeth, decay can develop. Teaching your child to floss at a very young age can help deter the onset of decay and cavities. Your pediatric dentist can provide you with tips on teaching your child to floss and maintain good oral health so call us today in Brandon to schedule an appointment.
What About Bottles and Sippy Cups?
If you put your child to bed with a bottle or sippy cup filled with juice or milk, you should stop doing that immediately. The acids and sugars in both juice and milk will remain on the surface of the teeth overnight and hasten the onset of decay. If you must use a bottle or sippy cup, make sure it contains only plain water.
What Will Happen at My Child’s Appointment?
During your initial consultation in our office in Brandon, your children’s dentist will examine your child’s teeth and jaw alignment to determine the type of kid’s dental services your child may need. Your child can sit either on your lap or in the dental chair, whichever is the most comfortable for both of you. Usually, children don’t require x-rays but if they do, we can take them.
What Types of Dental Services Do You Provide for Kids?
We offer some of the same dental services for our young patients as we do for our adult patients, but with a particular eye to children’s needs. We know that maintaining a beautiful smile and good oral hygiene is necessary no matter the age of the patient. Some of our dentistry for kids includes:
- Crowns: Sometimes a child needs a crown on a tooth that can’t accommodate a filling. We can install a crown on your child’s tooth.
- Fillings: A filling can restore functionality to your child’s tooth and alleviate the pain of toothaches.
- Sealant: Your child’s dentist can apply a plastic coating to your child’s teeth to help deter the onset of cavities or decay.
- Root canal: Sometimes a child will need a baby root canal in order to save the tooth and we can perform baby root canals.
- Bonding: We can apply a tooth-colored material to your child’s tooth that will help cover chips or cracks in the tooth.
- Mouthguards: The American Dental Association recommends that any child who is involved in physical contact sports wears a mouthguard. A mouthguard can prevent damage to or loss of a tooth. We can fit your child for a custom mouthguard so call us today to schedule an appointment in Brandon.
When Will My Child’s Baby Teeth Appear?
The onset of teething is unique to the child. Usually, it’s around six months of age but can be as early as four months. The first teeth to erupt are usually the bottom two front teeth. If you want more information about teething, call us at (813) 434-1734 in Brandon and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.
When Will My Child’s Baby Teeth Fall Out?
Usually, baby teeth fall out in the order in which they appeared and the process can begin as early as 5 or 6 years of age. Each child is different and your children’s dentist can give you a better estimate during your appointment at our office in Brandon.
Why Does My Child Keep Getting A Toothache?
Children can have one toothache or recurring ones for several reasons. Often, there’s decay or an infection that’s causing the pain. Your kids dentist can provide you with an accurate diagnosis during your appointment in our office in Brandon so call us today at (813) 434-1734 if your child is experiencing toothaches.
If you’ve been searching for a “children’s dentist near me” then your search is over. Call us at (813) 434-1734 and schedule a consultation. Each children’s dentist in our office Brandon is professional and experienced providing care to children, so call us today. We look forward to hearing from you.