Are You Looking for a Pediatric Dentist in Snellville?
Snellville Family Dental is a full-service family dentistry. Feel confident and safe knowing that you and your entire family are in great hands and can receive top rated dental care all under the same roof. We have over 30 years of experience serving families for all of their general dental needs, including pediatric care!
What Kind of Treatments Do Pediatric Dentists Perform?
Snellville Family Dental provides comprehensive oral health care that includes, but is not limited to:
- Dental Cleanings
- Regular Dental Health Check-ups
- Cavity Fillings
- Gum Disease and ulcers
- Emergency Dental Care for chipped and broken teeth
When your child regularly sees their dentist, they are much more likely to be at ease in the future if an issue arises that needs to be taken care of. Having a checkup every six months will enable your child to have the best opportunity for good oral health.
There are some cases where it may be necessary to see a pediatric specialist. At Snellville Family Dental we are a general family dentistry, and while we provide some of the same care a pediatric specialist would provide there are some instances where we may not be the best fit.
A Pediatric Specialist may be required when:
- Diagnosing a misaligned bite in your child
- Issues dealing with sucking of the thumb or pacifiers
- Diagnosing special conditions relating to your child’s dental health
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What is a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists are dentists that focus on the oral health of children. This can be infants all the way through the teenage years. They are specially trained to care for children’s teeth, gums, and mouth through all of the stages of childhood.
By the end of the first six months of life, most children start to get their baby teeth. By age six or seven, they begin to lose their first set of teeth and permanent teeth move in. If children do not learn proper daily dental care techniques they can find themselves experiencing tooth decay and disease. If these conditions aren’t addressed, they can continue to impact their oral and overall health throughout their adult life. This is why it’s important to establish a dentist/patient relationship for your child with our providers at Snellville Family Dental.
What Kind of Training Does a Pediatric Dentist Have?
At a minimum, the dentist will have completed four years of dental school with an additional two years undergoing residency training in pediatric dentistry.
Our Staff and doctors are trained professionally and will be able to answer all your questions to help your child feel welcome and safe.
What Questions Should You Ask Your Dentist About Your Child’s Oral Health?
Here are some questions you should ask your pediatric dentist:
- When should I start bringing my child in for checkups?
- What is the proper way to clean my child’s teeth?
- At what age should I start brushing my baby’s teeth with toothpaste?
- How often should I bring my baby in for a checkup?
- What should I expect on my first visit?
- Will I be able to bring my child in for a tour of the office before the appointment?
- How do you handle children with learning and mental disabilities?
Knowing the answers to these questions will enable you to get a full handle on how to help your child have the best experience at the dentist and develop one of the most important healthcare relationships in their life.
If your child does require treatment, feel confident, and safe that our dental specialists will let you know what the best course of action is for your child. It is important to involve parents in their child’s oral care so good oral hygiene can be practiced at home.
Habits are formed very early on with children and you want those habits to be good ones. Make sure to teach them to brush around the gums and to floss as soon as they are able to on their own. You also want to set a good example by letting them see you brushing and flossing your teeth, and by attending your regularly scheduled dental checkups.
Are you looking for a new dentist for your child or yourself? If you have been looking for an experienced and gentle dentist to take care of your child’s smile, you’ve found the right place. Contact the friendly staff at Snellville Family Dental, today. For appointment or more details, please call at 770-985-2325.
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