Children’s Dentistry

At Healthy Living Dentistry, we want your child to feel safe and comfortable during their first appointment with us. It’s important to start forming good oral hygiene habits as early as possible to ensure a healthy and happy lifestyle for your child’s future!

Why is Children’s Dentistry Important?

At Healthy Living Dentistry, we understand that a child’s dental needs are different from adults. We also know that children might need some extra comforting when they enter an unfamiliar environment. Children’s dentistry is essential to a child’s health as their teeth and jaw continue to develop. Children’s first baby teeth can come in at an age as early as six months with a full set of baby teeth by the age of three! Even baby teeth should be protected from decay to prevent the risk of decay in permanent teeth.

Children are also at risk for cavities, gum disease, and other dental conditions. The earlier they become educated on healthy oral hygiene habits, the more likely they will be to continue these habits and maintain good dental health in the future. A child’s first visit to the dentist should be a positive one to leave a good impression on their view of dentistry.

Children Should go to the Dentist When:

  • Their first tooth develops
  • It is almost their first birthday and they have not been to the dentist yet
  • You have questions or concerns about your child’s teeth development

What to Expect During your Child’s Visit

At Healthy Living Dentistry, we believe that educating children on the importance of good oral hygiene should be a priority. During a child’s visit, we can provide a teeth cleaning, check for cavities, and do a sealant or fluoride treatment. Most importantly, we can show children that going to the dentist is nothing to be afraid of!

We can also provide you with tips on how to keep your child’s teeth clean and healthy including how to properly brush and floss your child’s teeth. With your help, we can also teach children how the things they eat or drink affect their dental health.

Remember that forming these healthy habits early on can prevent dental problems from happening in the future. Contact us today to learn more about children’s dentistry or to schedule your child’s first appointment!

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