Family Dental Practice That Focuses on Preventative Care

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As a family dentist office, we focus on preventative care that will also teach your child how to practice good oral hygiene habits for a lifetime.

Your child’s baby teeth are at risk for decay as soon as they first appear at around age six months. Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay or Early Childhood Caries (cavities). It most often occurs in the upper front teeth, but other teeth may also be affected.

We recommend that most children visit a dentist for the first time at about 2-3 yrs. of age.

Tooth decay is almost completely preventable.  As part of our dentistry for children preventative care, we recommend following the tips below to help prevent child tooth decay.

You can lower the risk of the baby’s infection with decay-causing bacteria by improving the oral health of the mother/caregiver which reduces the number of bacteria in her mouth and by not sharing saliva with the baby through common use of feeding spoons.

After each feeding, wipe the baby’s gums with a clean, damp gauze pad or washcloth to remove plaque and bits of food that can harm erupting teeth.

When your child can be counted on to spit and not swallow toothpaste (usually not before age two) begin brushing the teeth with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.  Additional tips include the following:

  • Brush your child’s teeth until at least six year old
  • Place only formula, milk or breast milk in bottles.  Avoid filling the bottle with liquids such as sugar water, juice or soft drinks
  • Infants should finish their bedtime and nap time bottles before going to bed
  • Encourage healthy eating habits that include a diet with plenty of vegetables, fruit and whole grains.

An important part of our dentistry for children preventative care, we recommend discussing your child’s fluoride needs with the dentist.  Call Hall Family Dentistry or send us an email for more information on preventative dental care for children.

Dentistry for Children Cleaning, Sealants and Fluoride

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As a family dentist office, we practice preventative dentistry for children that includes daily oral care at home.

To help prevent dental problems, our dentist recommends the following:

  • A thorough oral examination and risk assessment for developing cavities
  • Brushing and flossing instructions
  • Diet counseling
  • Tooth cleaning, polishing and fluoride treatments

Our dentist can apply sealants to protect from tooth decay, and may also provide early diagnosis and care of orthodontic problems.

Visit our family dentist office to speak with the dentist, or send an email for additional information about preventative dental care for your child.

Why Choose Us as Your Kids Dentist?

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Our dentist and staff are very patient with children, and experienced in dealing with dental anxiety.  

We welcome children of all ages and provide amenities to help minimize their fear. 

These are a few reasons to choose us as your kids dentist:

  • Our dentist is experienced in the treatment of children
  • We provide a warm, caring and relaxed dental care environment
  • Emergency same day dentistry for children is welcome
  • We provide nutritional information for each stage of child’s development
  • Affordable rates

Call Hall Family Dentistry or send us an email if you need more information about dentistry for children.  480-345-0991