At Atlantic Dental Partners, we pride ourselves on our ability to treat your entire family, which includes providing quality dental care services for the youngest members of your household. Our dentists are exceptionally trained and talented when it comes to pediatric dental services. We believe that by creating a fun and rewarding dental care experience for kids, we can foster strong dental habits and optimal oral health as they grow into adulthood.
Our children's dentistry includes a full menu of preventative and restorative services including dental cleanings, x-rays, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, athletic mouthguards and dental fillings. You can trust that we carry out our pediatric dental procedures with a primary focus on your child's comfort. We understand that visiting the dentist can produce anxiety and fear in many children. Therefore, we've equipped our office and staff to help your child feel at ease at every step.
When should I bring my child to the dentist?
Children should have routine dental cleanings and exams every six months, just like adults. Some parents are surprised to learn that a child's first dental visit should ideally take place around the time they turn one or when their first tooth grows in. If your child ever needs to see a dentist for a dental emergency, like a severe toothache or a tooth or gum-related injury, please give our office a call, and we will get them in for a same-day emergency appointment.
What dental services do kids need?
In addition to routine dental exams and teeth cleanings, we recommend that kids receive occasional fluoride treatments to strengthen their tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are another excellent preventive service that kids can benefit from, as they help prevent harmful bacteria from collecting in hard-to-brush areas on the molars and protect the teeth from cavities. Any other services your child may need will depend on their unique oral health needs.
How can I help my child have positive experiences at the dentist?
Attending regular dental visits, preferably at the same dental practice, helps kids become familiar with visiting the dentist and reduces anxiety. We always recommend that parents talk about dentistry in a positive way around their children. Our team can also speak with your child and explain our procedures in a kid-friendly way so that dental care becomes less scary and foreign and more familiar to them. We want your child to have a great time in our office, so we do our best to help kids have pleasant experiences with our team!