Childhood is the time when teeth should begin to be cared for both at home and by a dentist. While many general dentists care for children as well as adults, a pediatric dentist has specialty training and has developed techniques that make them uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of young children and adolescents. Our Danville pediatric dentist at Danville Family Dentistry recommends that a pediatric dentist should evaluate a child’s teeth at one year of age. Even though the child may only have a few teeth this age is a good time to check their mouth structure, teeth and gums, as well as examine the child’s head and neck. Our staff has been specially trained and is experienced in working with young children to ease any of their fears in a friendly and caring manner in an office geared to making the child feel comfortable and anxiety free.
Our Danville pediatric dentist stresses preventative care of your child’s developing teeth. Our staff will help you set up an at home care regiment with your child that is age appropriate. In our office regular checkups monitor the development of your child’s teeth and help keep them clean. We also recommend fluoride treatments and sealants as a protective measure for the young teeth. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth where your child’s teeth are most susceptible to decay. This is especially true of the back teeth. Should your child need a more extensive dental procedure, even a simple filling our practice is well equipped to handle it, and more importantly handle your child in a pain-free, stress-free manner.
Aside from preventive care our Danville pediatric dentist performs all general and restorative dentistry services that your child needs. Your child’s teeth are in their developmental stage and need the special attention of a dental practice that is geared to the specific needs of very young children, children and adolescents. Start your child’s teeth off right and bring them to our office for an initial checkup.