General Dentistry for Kids

Looking for a local dentist who can treat your entire family? Toothfairy Adult & Kids Dentist is proud to work with patients of all ages, from babies to grandparents and everyone in between. Whether you’re new to the area or just looking for a new dental home that offers pediatric dentistry, we’d love to help. Contact our office today!

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When should kids visit the dentist?

According to the American Dental Association, children should attend their first dental visit around age one or when their first tooth grows in, whichever happens first. While this may seem young, it’s always better to have a dental professional examine your child’s smile and diagnose and treat issues sooner rather than later. After their first appointment, kids should visit our office at least twice per year, just like adults. If your child ever needs emergency dental treatment, please give our office a call so we can schedule an emergency appointment for them.

What if my child is afraid to visit the dentist?

It’s common for children to be scared of going to the dentist, and dental anxiety can affect patients of all ages. We always advise families to speak to their children about the importance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy and squeaky clean and avoiding words like “painful,” “shot,” or “drill.” It may even be helpful to get a few dental-related books or toys for them so that dentistry becomes more familiar to them. Our team will also explain dental care in kid-friendly terms, and we always work at a pace that each child is comfortable with.

How can I help my child maintain a healthy smile?

In addition to attending routine dental visits, there are a few things parents can do to help their kids have healthy teeth and gums. Fluoride treatments are an excellent preventive treatment to add to a child’s treatment plan because they can help strengthen tooth enamel and protect teeth from tooth decay. Dental sealants are another great service for kids because they cover the tops of the molars and prevent harmful bacteria from collecting in the grooves of the teeth. Finally, establishing a thorough at-home oral care routine is one of the best things patients can do for their smiles, as regular brushing and flossing can lead to positive oral health.

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