Children’s Dentistry

Promote Healthy Smiles

Scheduling dental visits for your child offers protection against oral disease, long-term oral health and a beautiful smile. We encourage parents to teach their children hygiene habits with consistent brushing and flossing. However, visits to the dentist allow us to ensure that your little one’s teeth and gums develop correctly and offer treatments to prevent problems caused by plaque.

About Your Child’s Dental Visits

We strive to create an environment in which your son or daughter feels comfortable and at ease, offering a gentle introduction into dental care.

Similar to your own visit, we will provide a checkup and cleaning. By practicing preventive dental care, we can monitor and guide the growth and development of your child’s teeth and jaws, so you may potentially avoid the need for restorative care in the future. Your dentist will visually examine your son or daughter’s mouth, utilizing advanced imagining technology for a detailed look. In addition, we will provide a thorough dental cleaning and tooth polishing. Removing plaque from your child’s teeth helps protect against plaque-related disease, such as tooth decay and gingivitis.

Our Children’s Dentistry Treatments

The soundest method of caring for children’s teeth and gums is offering protection to encourage a smile that remains healthy while it grows. We offer the following preventive services:

  • Fluoride Treatment: Fluoride is a mineral that occurs in nature, and that has the capacity to strengthen bone tissue. It helps remineralize weakened enamel – or the outermost layer of dental tissue – which may help prevent the development of cavities.
  • Dental Sealants: Your dentist will paint a layer of barely-visible plastic over your child’s back teeth, which are often difficult to clean when learning how to brush and floss. The sealant covers the tooth’s surface, preventing plaque adhesion.

Is My Child A Good Candidate?

At Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest, we encourage parents to bring their children in to see us by their first birthday, or as soon as a first tooth appears. Our pediatric dentist may offer sedation options for anxious children.