Children Dentistry in Sarasota, FL
Here at Simply Smiles we generally recommend that you bring your child to the clinic when they are around 12-18 months old or when their first tooth has broken through the gum. Not only does ther help our dentist to diagnose any dental problems early on, but it also encourages both you and your child to form a bond with the dentist and to feel relaxed within the dental environment.
Early visits to the dentist can often avoid the need for more complicated procedures later on. It’s also a good idea to visit a paediatrician if your child suffers from any medical conditions which could mean they’re at high risk of developing dental problems.
By visiting our clinic early on you can learn the best oral hygiene practises for your child, which include correct tooth brushing, the avoidance of night time bottles of fruit juice or formula, and a healthy diet to promote good oral health. Dental problems can arise at a tender age due to the level of sugar contained in our food which is why an early visit is so important for your child.
The First Visit
Your child’s first dental visit will consist of a consultation which is designed to help you understand your child’s oral health and also addresses the best way to care for your child’s dental needs. There will be followed by a full dental examination and, in the case of older children, X-rays may be taken. It’s important therefore that an adult who is familiar with your child’s medical background and dental habits accompanies them to the clinic.
Children can get into all manner of scrapes which is why we offer emergency appointments and out of hours treatment for children who have injured or lost one or more teeth due to an accident. It’s important to seek help as quickly as possible, since the loss of a milk tooth through an accident or trauma can affect the adult tooth which is hidden beneath.
In the event that your child may need a filling, our dentist will ensure that your child is kept as comfortable as possible and will fill the tooth with a type of filling material which is considered most suitable.
Here at Simply Smiles we understand the importance of keeping your child calm and happy during dental treatment to prevent any distress in the future. So please feel free to call us on 941-921-4654 to book a children’s dentistry appointment. We look forward to meeting you.