Dental Care for Children - Dentistry for Midtown Atlanta
Children need to understand the importance of dental care at a very early age.
Dentistry for Midtown knows this and completely understands that dental care for children has inherent needs that have to be appreciated. Dentist at our Atlanta Midtown offices are well equipped to tackle the special needs of younger patients.
For example, a child may have unwarranted fears about dentists that could make dental visits traumatic. The caring associates of Dentistry for Midtown know how to sooth a Childs concerns and can in fact, make the visit fun.
Our Dentists and Staff know how to make learning about oral health and tooth care interesting and exciting so that a child develops the habits necessary to keep their teeth in tip-top shape.
Children who need braces or have biting problems and have to be fitted with special mouth-pieces, are educated on why this is necessary, eventually coming to an understanding of how beneficial these things can be.
Parents are also instructed on ways to make home dental care a part of daily life. Questions by both child and parent are also promptly answered as well.
Taking care of your teeth is one way to make your child’s smile bright and happy for years to come. At our Atlanta Midtown office Dentistry for Midtown can make that smile entirely possible.
Excellence In Midtown Dental Services For Children
X-rays, also called radiographs, are a valuable diagnostic tool. X-rays help the dentist to:
- See how your child's teeth are erupting
- See the number, size and position of unerupted teeth
- Determine whether there are missing teeth or extra teeth
- Monitor mouth and teeth injuries
- Determine whether the teeth or mouth are infected
- Prepare for braces and other orthodontic treatment
- Detect problems that can't be seen with a visual exam
- Identify bone diseases
Keep your choppers looking awesome! Watch Dudley movies to learn about brushing, flossing, eating healthy snacks and preventing tooth decay!
A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.
- 50 percent of children will have a cavity or filling between the ages of five and nine.
- Perceived healthy snacks such as fruit juice and milk can also be the source of cavities.
- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) recommends parents schedule an
appointment with a dentist as soon as the first tooth appears.