Pediatric dentistry is defined as dental treatment for children from birth to adolescence. Why is pediatric dentistry important? Because your child’s tooth development happens during those crucial years, and can impact the rest of their lives. Without proper dental care during the formative years, children may face a lifetime of pain and dental problems.
When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Visit?
Many parents believe they don’t need to take their child to a dentist until their first set of teeth is fully erupted, but this is not true. By the time your baby’s first tooth appears, you should make an appointment with his or her dentist. Early appointments will be to check for proper development and to help you learn to care for your baby’s teeth. They also get your baby used to seeing the dentist and reduce the fears children often exhibit when they don’t see a dentist until later in life.
Pediatric Services Offered by Three Trees Dental
In addition to education and regular check-ups, Dr. Gardener offers pediatric dental care for infants, pre-school and school age and teens. Preventative cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants help prevent cavities. If cavities become a problem, we offer composite fillings, both for their cosmetic value and the strength of the material. For children who are nervous about their visit, in-office nitrous sedation (“laughing gas”) is available.
Come in and visit Dr. Gardener, and pick up a copy of Just Going to the Dentist, a book that will help introduce your young child to the dentist and make them feel more at ease with their first appointment.
Three Trees Dental – James Island, SC
We provide excellent, gentle care for the whole family. Dr. Gardner and our staff look forward to caring for you and your family’s James Island dental needs. Call or go online to make your appointment with the best James Island dental clinic today.