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Dentistry for Kids

SRD on Helton Drive in Florence, AL

Adorable and young Black girl sitting in a dental chair and smiling at her older white dentist and white dental assistant.Why is it important for children to have regular dental checkups? Cavities can develop in your child as soon as they have teeth. As a result, protecting your children's health at a young age and teaching them appropriate oral hygiene practices at home are crucial to their long-term health. Early dental examinations can prevent dental pain and tooth decay that can later lead to concentration and medical issues. Children that have healthy teeth tend to be happier overall, more academically successful, and have greater self-esteem. The team at Singing River Dentistry understands that the care children require differs from adult needs.

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Your Child's First Dental Visit

Parents should take their young children to the dentist by their first birthday or as soon as their first tooth shows. You will reinforce the dental practices your child is learning at home because of this appointment, and your child will have a stronger desire to attend the dentist in the future. The dentist will check your child's teeth and jaw to ensure healthy development, as well as their mouth for cavities, injuries, and other concerns, during their first appointment. You may assist your youngster to prepare for their first visit by outlining what will always happen and being optimistic. Your child can practice opening their mouth when he or she goes to see the dentist. For new patients, you can download and print new patient forms to complete before you visit.

Early Dental Visit Benefits

Most parents put off scheduling dental appointments for their children until later in life, which can be detrimental to the child's oral and general health. Even though it is mostly curable with good practices and frequent check-ups, tooth decay is the most common chronic illness among children in the United States. Baby teeth are also extremely crucial to keep in place until they fall out naturally. Healthy primary teeth can help a child's speech development, chewing ability, and vitamin absorption. If your child's pediatric dentist discovers a cavity, sealants and fluoride treatments help prevent teeth from further deterioration.

At Your Appointment

Your child's oral health is evaluated at our dental office once they come in. We look at hygiene habits and the risk of cavities. A professional cleaning may be required during the dental exam. A fluoride assessment is conducted. When children have problems with bite misalignment, we recommend the right time to begin orthodontics. There are some bite misalignment issues that can be fixed without braces or Invisalign. By preventing thumb sucking, for example, you can make small changes to the habits of kids. We also teach your child how to brush and floss properly during the visits. Plaque buildup in the mouth can be eliminated because of this, preventing tooth decay. We may also take an x-ray to check the teeth and supporting bones and determine if any other procedures are needed.

Moreover, we will ask the child if they take any medications that may increase the risk of developing periodontal disease. It is known that some medications cause dry mouth, which makes it difficult for the mouth to naturally wash away bacteria. Therefore, tooth decay may occur. You can have your child examined for dental issues at Singing River Dentistry. Call us at (256) 904-4220 to book your kids' dentistry appointment.

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Dentistry for Kids Helton Drive Florence AL
Dentistry is so crucial for young kids! Exams, cleanings, fluoride, and dental sealants are all available at our Florence, AL location on Helton Drive!
Singing River Dentistry, 2461 Helton Drive, Florence, AL 35630 ~ (256) 904-4220 ~ ~ 7/12/2024 ~ Key Phrases: dentist Florence AL ~