Dentistry for Children
Fun, exciting children’s dentistry in Marietta is easy to find right here at Reilly Dental. Our well-loved dentists, Drs. Thomas and Susan Reilly, love taking care of children’s teeth and always do their best to make a child’s first dental experience pleasant and memorable in a fun way! We recommend that you bring your child to the dentist at the early ages of 2 or 3 years old. Your child will become familiar with the sounds, sights, and friendly helpers in a dental office. This is what we call a truly happy visit, something that our young patients love about us.
An Important Childhood Milestone
Your child’s first dental visit is very important because it is an educational experience for your child. Your child’s first visit may consist of just familiarizing your child with the dentist and office. Once your child becomes more comfortable and at-home with our dentists and hygienists, we can then start checking the growth and development of the teeth. We will also examine the teeth for signs of decay and any problem areas. We will make a tooth-by-tooth inspection of your child’s teeth, as well as a periodontal exam. Our caring doctors will see to it that your child is comfortable, and properly cared for during the entire process.
Continuity of Dental Care for a Lifetime of Good Dental Health
As your child grows, regular dental check-ups and hygiene visits are essential to ensure optimum oral health. During this time, we will teach your child proper brushing techniques and good oral habits. Proper care for the teeth is important so that your child maintains good oral hygiene into adulthood.
Typical dental treatments for children’s dentistry in Marietta include fluoride supplements and dental sealant application. Sealants are tooth-colored coatings that protect the molars from bacteria that cause decay. Sealants are placed on the molars, which are the set of teeth that children can have difficulty cleaning. Children love to eat sweets and sugary desserts; hence, sealants are a great way to give their teeth that much-needed protection.
Fluoride supplements are beneficial for the teeth because fluoride is able to attract minerals that strengthen tooth enamel and keep cavities at bay. Nowadays, we often find ourselves drinking bottled water that is clean yet does not contain fluoride. Your child may be deficient in this healthy mineral; thus, the need for fluoride supplements.
In addition, we may also recommend other preventive treatments like oral prophylaxis and schedule your child for regular deep cleanings. The mouth is a haven for bacteria. Brushing and flossing alone do not always eliminate cavity causing bacteria. Let us help you maintain optimal oral health. We will care for every member of your family as we care for our own.
For pediatric dentistry in Marietta, partner with dental professionals who truly care about children. We are here to help children learn the importance of healthy teeth and gums at an early age. Schedule your child’s happy visit today by calling us at 770-971-6656. We are dedicated to making your child’s dental experiences truly special.