Dental One Associates of Toco Hills
2882 N Druid Hills Road NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30329
You can help your child develop healthy dental habits by scheduling regular and consistent visits to an experienced kid’s dentist. Our pediatric dentists are trained to help you and your child care for your child’s teeth for a lifelong healthy smile.
A children’s dentist is first trained in general dentistry, then continues for an extra two years of training to specialize in kids dental care. Our dentistry for kids focuses on keeping you and your child comfortable while providing thorough care for your child. Give us a call if you’ve been asking, “Who should I call for a children’s dentist near me?” Our pediatric dentist and staff are knowledgeable and patient.
As soon as you see baby teeth coming in, it’s time to start thinking about seeing a children’s dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child see a dentist before the child’s first birthday.
Please be aware that babies can develop “baby bottle tooth decay” from falling asleep with a bottle or sippy cup. When a child is put to bed while sucking on a bottle or sippy cup, the milk, formula or juice in the cup sits on the teeth overnight, leading to decay.
Our goal is to make you and your child comfortable during your visit to our office. When our dentist checks your child’s teeth and jaw alignment, your child can either sit in the dental chair or on your lap.
While small children often do not need to have dental x-rays, our dentist may need to make x-rays to explore problems like decay if there are signs or symptoms of the issue.
Regular, professional teeth cleanings are important at all ages, but cleaning baby teeth is especially important. It’s one of the best ways we can help kids avoid cavities and dental decay.
Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter, and fluoride for children’s teeth is especially effective in helping to protect against decay.
Sealants for kids’ teeth are effective for protecting against decay and cavities. The sealant is applied to the chewing surface of back teeth to prevent food and bacteria from lingering in the tooth’s grooves.
Even baby teeth can develop cavities. When cavities are present, our dentist will clean out the decay and fill the cavity with an amalgam or a tooth-colored material.
Sometimes, a child’s cavity is too large to repair with a filling. In these cases, our childrens dentist will repair the tooth with a tooth-colored pediatric crown.
Kids who grind their teeth at night can damage their teeth, but a mouthguard protects against that grinding damage. Mouthguards are also recommended for use during athletic activities such as hockey, ice skating, football and soccer.
For most babies, teeth begin to emerge around ages four months to seven months. Signs that your baby is teething include excessive drooling and swollen gums.
Your child’s baby teeth will start to fall out between the ages of 4 and 7 years old. The first teeth to fall out are usually central incisors. The final tooth to fall out is usually the second molar, and that usually occurs when your child is about 12 years old.
Kids can experience toothaches for a number of reasons. The most common causes of toothaches in children include plaque buildup, tooth decay, and cavities. Sometimes, kids can also experience toothaches when food is stuck between their teeth. If your child is complaining of a toothache, contact our office for an appointment with our children’s dentist in Atlanta
Call our office at (404) 410-7841