COVID-19 Safety Message: Visit our practice with confidence – your safety is our top concern.
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
It’s essential that your child learn good oral hygiene habits at an early age so that they will practice them for a lifetime. Regular dental checkups are as important to good overall health as regular physical checkups. Many dental issues can adversely affect physical health, so maintaining good dental health will result in better physical checkups.
Many of the dentists in our dental offices group specialize in dentistry for kids, although all are experienced in kids dental care. Pediatric dentistry requires a minimum of two years of additional training. During your visit to our office, your children’s dentist will provide you with helpful techniques and tips on establishing good dental habits in your child. The dentists in our office are committed to providing quality, affordable dentistry for children and we encourage you to ask questions. Call our office today in at (813) 280-0121 to set up a consultation with a children’s dentist in Riverview or to ask any questions you may have.
At What Age Should My Child Begin Dental Visits?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child see a children’s dentist when the first tooth fully erupts, sooner if there is a problem. A cavity can develop on one tooth, and two adjacent teeth can become decayed if brushing and flossing aren’t kept up.
Our pediatric dentists indicate that many of their young patients have developed baby bottle tooth decay because they’re put to bed with a bottle or a sippy cup of milk or juice. If your child falls asleep with a bottle or sippy cup in his or her mouth, it can hasten the onset of dental disease, so don’t put your child to bed with either a bottle or a sippy cup. Call our office in Riverview for more information on this.
The Agenda for Your Child’s First Dental Visit
During your child’s first visit to our kid’s dentist, we’ll check your child’s teeth and jaw to determine if there’s any work that needs to be done. We can perform our check with the child seated in the dentist’s chair or on your lap. Our goal is to make both you and your child comfortable. Children usually don’t need x-rays, but if your child needs them, we can take them.
Our goal is to provide top-notch pediatric dentistry to our small patients and their parents. Some of the ways we maintain your child’s bright and beautiful smile include:
- Teeth Cleanings: We’ve become quite proficient at getting children to open their mouths wide so that we can clean their teeth.
- Fluoride Application: Our topical fluoride treatment absorbs into the enamel which makes the tooth surface less susceptible to cavities.
- Dental Sealers: A sealant is a thin plastic coating that’s applied to the teeth and helps prevent cavities.
- Pediatric Crowns: Small fractures and chipped areas can be repaired with tooth colored material so that they look and function like the other teeth.
- Baby Root Canal or Filling: If your child has a cavity and it’s penetrated to the center of the tooth, a baby root canal may be necessary and may be the able to salvage the tooth.
- Mouth guards: The American Dental Association recommends that any child who engages in sports should wear a mouth guard, particularly for high contact sports like football, soccer or boxing or another type of sport that’s less aggressive. A mouth guard can reduce the likelihood of a broken or loosened tooth or having a tooth knocked out.
Answer to common questions, like:
- When do baby teeth first erupt?
- When do baby teeth usually fall out?
- What does my child get so many toothaches and what can I do about it?
If you’re wondering where to find, “a children’s dentist near me,” call our office in Riverview and schedule an appointment. Let’s get started on your child’s program of good dental hygiene practices. We specialize in children’s dentistry and your children’s dentist will do as much as possible to ensure the comfort of your child.