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Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is a team effort, and our dentistry for kids is a key component of your child’s dental health team. Look no further if you’ve been searching and wondering, “Where can I find a qualified children’s dentist near me?” We’re here to help you and your child develop healthy dental habits for a lifetime of bright smiles.

What Is Dentistry for Children?

A pediatric dentist is a general dentist who has successfully completed an additional two years of training in caring for infants, toddlers, children, and teenagers. Our children’s dentist is patient, knowledgeable, and passionate about caring for our youngest patients.

When Should Baby’s First Dentist Visit Be Schedule?

Babies should see a children’s dentist by baby’s first birthday, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. As soon as baby teeth start coming in, they are vulnerable to tooth decay. That’s particularly true if babies are put to bed with a bottle or sippy cup, which can lead to what we call baby bottle tooth decay. Even if you don’t put your child to bed with a bottle or cup, baby teeth can develop cavities. Once your child has two teeth that are touching, those teeth need to be flossed to prevent decay from forming between them.

What Will Happen at Your Child’s Visit?

Our childrens dentist usually begins each dental exam by checking your child’s teeth and jaw alignment. Your child may sit on your lap for the exam or hop up onto the dental chair, depending on your child’s comfort level and age.

Occasionally, our kid’s dentist may need to make dental x-rays of your child’s teeth to examine cavities or other issues.

We also provide a wide range of kids dental care services to help keep your child’s smile healthy:

Teeth Cleaning for Children

Regular teeth cleaning for kids is vital to prevent decay. Some young children may be apprehensive about their cleanings, but you can rest assured that our experienced team knows just the right way to put your child at ease during their toddler teeth cleanings.

Fluoride

Fluoride treatment for children is a good way to help protect your kids’ teeth from decay.

Dental Sealants

A sealant for kids teeth is often recommended to fight cavities. The sealant is a thin protective layer painted over the ridges and grooves of the back teeth chewing surfaces. The sealant prevents bacteria from lingering on teeth.

Fillings

If cavities develop in your child’s teeth, our dentist will carefully clean out the decay and place a composite or amalgam material in the cavity to seal the tooth.

Pediatric Crowns

Occasionally, a child will need a pediatric crown to cap a tooth that has had root canal therapy. Our dentist may also use baby teeth crowns if a cavity is too large to be repaired with a typical filling.

Mouthguards

Children who play sports such as football, gymnastics, ice skating, and soccer should always wear a kid’s mouthguard to protect teeth from blows to the face. Children’s mouthguards can also help prevent damage caused by kids grinding teeth during sleep.

At What Age Do Baby Teeth Come In?

Most parents begin to see baby teeth emerging between the ages of four and seven months, although some babies may get teeth later than that.

When Will My Child Lose Baby Teeth?

Your children will probably start to lose their central incisors at about age 6, although it can happen anywhere between the ages of 4 and 7. By age 12 or 13, your child will have lost all baby teeth.

What Are the Causes of Toothaches in Children?

Childhood toothaches can be caused by many different issues, from tooth decay to sinus infections. If your child is suffering from a toothache, schedule an appointment with our children’s dentist in Atlanta.

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