What is pediatric dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of dental care that’s devoted to children’s changing needs. The dentists at Palmetto Family Dental help you and your child learn how to take care of pearly new baby teeth, prepare for permanent teeth, and keep your child’s teeth, gums, and jawbone healthy for a lifetime.
When should I bring my child for pediatric dentistry care?
As soon as you notice your child’s first tooth erupting, or by their first birthday, bring them to kid-friendly Palmetto Family Dental. The dentists, hygienists, and staff are all trained to give children expert care and make them feel at home during their check-ups and treatments.
How often should my child come for pediatric dentistry?
Every child should come to the dentist at least twice a year for a thorough examination and a professional cleaning, plus annual X-rays. Your dentist checks if their permanent teeth are developing and erupting normally, makes sure their teeth are cavity-free, checks their gums, and recommends any needed treatments.
What kinds of treatments are part of pediatric dentistry?
At Palmetto Family Dental, the team offers a full range of preventive, functional, and cosmetic treatments to preserve your child’s oral health. Some services include:
- Biannual exams and cleanings
- Annual X-rays
- Oral cancer screenings
- Cavity treatment with tooth-colored fillings
- Root canal to save a tooth
- Periodontal treatments for gums
- Bonding, crowns, and veneers to restore teeth
- Invisalign® or orthodontics to straighten teeth
- Fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth and prevent cavities
- Sealants to protect molars from cavity-causing bacteria
- Teeth whitening to remove stains and discolorations
- Emergency dentistry
What if my child is afraid to go to the dentist?
If your child has dental fears because of a prior bad experience or if they have trouble adjusting to new environments, feel free to schedule a meet-and-greet consultation. Your child can meet their dentist without worrying about procedures and can learn how to properly brush and take care of their teeth.
To introduce your baby, child, tween, or teen to the Palmetto Family Dental team today, call or use the online booking to schedule a consultation.