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Regular visits to your child’s dentist are as important as regular visits to their pediatrician. Not only do regular checkups catch dental issues right away but they help establish a lifelong habit of good dental hygiene which is as important as maintaining good physical health.
Our dentists are skilled at making you and your child as comfortable as possible and providing the best dentistry for children that they can. You’ve come to the right place if you’ve been asking other parents, “Is there a qualified, experienced children’s dentist near me?” Call our office in Orlando at (321) 594-2624 to schedule a consultation with a children’s dentist in our office.
At What Age Should My Child Start Going To The Dentist?
When your child’s first tooth has fully erupted or at the age of one year, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that the child begin seeing a children’s dentist. A cavity can form when just one tooth is present and if two teeth are next to each other, decay can begin. Teaching your child to floss at an early age is the best defense against the onset of decay.
Baby bottle tooth decay is becoming more common and it’s the result of putting the child to bed with a bottle or sippy cup of juice or milk. The sugars and acids in these substances remain on the teeth overnight and can cause serious issues with your child’s teeth. You should never put your child to bed with a sippy cup or bottle, but if you do, it should contain only plain water.
What Will Happen During My Child’s Appointment?
During your initial consultation, your children’s dentist will examine your child’s jaw alignment and the teeth to determine if there are any issues to be addressed. Your dentist can conduct the exam with the child seated in the dental chair or on your lap, whichever is more comfortable for both of you. Usually, children don’t require x-rays but if they do, we’ll take them. If you have any concerns about your appointment, call us at (321) 594-2624 in Orlando and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.
What Dental Services Do You Offer For Kids?
Our dental office in Orlando offers comprehensive dental services for kids. It’s as important to maintain your child’s baby teeth as it is permanent teeth and we want your child to always have a healthy smile. Some of the kids dental care services that we offer include:
- Baby root canal: Despite your best efforts, sometimes your child may need a root canal. If your child has decay that has reached the root of a tooth, call us and we can perform a baby root canal.
- Dental crowns: If your child has a large cavity that’s too big for a filling, we can install a crown and save the tooth function.
- Dental bonding: We can apply a tooth-colored material to the surface of a tooth that’s cracked or damaged.
- Teeth cleaning: Our hygienists and children’s dentist are experienced at getting children to open wide so that their teeth can be cleaned.
- Tooth sealant: Your dentist can apply a sealant to your child’s teeth so that bacteria and decay are less likely to form.
- Tooth fillings: If your child has a cavity or decay on their teeth, we can install fillings that will eliminate the decay and restore function to the teeth.
Does My Child Need a Mouthguard?
The American Dental Association recommends that any child who is involved in physical sports wears a mouthguard. They are safeguards against damage to the teeth such as having a tooth loosened or knocked out or having a tooth broken or chipped. We can fit your child with a custom mouthguard so call us today in Orlando to schedule an appointment.
When Will Baby Teeth Erupt?
Children usually begin to get their teeth when they’re about six months old but can begin as early as four months. The two bottom teeth in the front are usually first to erupt but each child is unique and your kid’s dentist can give you a better estimate for your child.
At What Age Do Baby Teeth Fall Out?
As with the onset of teething, baby teeth will fall out at a different age for each child and usually in the order in which they appeared. They may begin to fall out as early as 5 or 6 years of age but your dentist can provide you with a more accurate estimate for your child during your appointment at our office in Orlando.
Why Does My Child Get Toothaches?
Children can get toothaches for several reasons but the most common reason is a cavity. Your child could also have an abscess or an infection, so if your child is experiencing chronic toothaches, call us today at (321) 594-2624 to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
If you need a children’s dentist in Orlando, give us a call at (321) 594-2624. Our staff of dentists and hygienists do their best to provide the best dentistry for kids that they can. If you are in the Orlando area, call us today. We look forward to working with you.