Children's Dentistry in Cheshire, CT
If you are looking for the best dentist for your child in Cheshire, CT, contact our office at 203-699-9705.
Importance of Pediatric Dentistry for your Child’s Dental Health
Visiting the children’s dentist in Cheshire, CT, may not be at the top of your children’s to-do list, but as a parent, you should undoubtedly make it a priority. Our dentist, Dr. Renee Kurtz, has helped young children of all ages enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles and create a positive experience.
Many believe that since children lose their baby teeth, it’s not as important to visit the dentist until those baby teeth are replaced, but this is far from the truth. Even if your child still has baby teeth, visiting the dentist can help prevent other dental issues. They can receive treatment for those issues now rather than later when it may cost more and cause your child more pain.
Children’s dentistry in Cheshire is the practice of diagnosing, treating, and preventing children’s oral health issues. Oral care begins at home with brushing and flossing routines. Like adults, children need a little extra TLC for their teeth that only a dentist can provide.
A pediatric dentist will examine your child’s oral health and provide treatments like dental sealants and fluoride treatments to help prevent tooth decay and disease. They can also look at options for orthodontics if your child needs alignment treatment to straighten their teeth.
What Does the Dental Visit Look Like for Your Child?
Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field of dental medicine. Dr. Kurtz has many years of training and experience to care for children’s teeth properly.
Dr. Kurtz and our team make children feel comfortable when they visit our office. We have kid-friendly decor and children’s books, toys, and movies. As children become familiar with their dentist in Cheshire, CT, they begin to associate the office as a positive experience with fun rather than fear or anxiety. Many children are scared of visiting the dentist, but seeing the dentist in childhood can ease children into the practice of routine dental care.
When you visit our office with your child, we will give you a tour and introduce you to the team. We want you to feel like family, and we promise to welcome every new patient with open arms.
During the appointment, patients can expect the following:
- The doctor will go over any previous dental or medical history of your kid.
- We will perform a pain-free exam and dental cleaning.
- Digital x-rays may be taken to get a better idea of the gums and jawbone.
- Dr. Kurtz will go over any concerns you may have and treatment plans for any issues that have been diagnosed.
Pediatric Dentistry Procedures
Tooth-colored dental sealants help protect the molars from cavities. Tooth decay is more likely to occur in children if their dental care practices are not the greatest. Sealants can help deter decay and cavities from occurring.
Children can receive fluoride treatments to help strengthen the teeth during the enamel stages of development. Toothpaste with fluoride can also help children’s teeth fight tooth decay, but if they need a little extra help, our pediatric dentistry office can provide a fluoride treatment.
It can be pretty scary if a patient requires a root canal, especially for a young person. Dr. Kurtz will go over expectations and the entire process to help parents and their kids feel more comfortable if they need a root canal.
To provide a comfortable dental care experience while undergoing any pediatric dentistry procedure, even cleanings, we offer sedation options to our patients to help them feel more relaxed. Dr. Kurtz will go over the options that would be best for your kid if they need sedation for their procedures.
When a baby is born, the frenum between the gums and lips or under the tongue can be too tight or thick and cause many issues. A frenectomy can help loosen the band that can cause feeding and sleeping issues for your baby. This procedure can be performed as early as a few weeks after birth if tongue-tie or lip-tie has been diagnosed.
If you are looking for a fantastic location for your child’s dental care, contact us at 203-699-9705!
Schedule a Dental Appointment for Your Child Today
Our patients are like family to us, and we are proud to serve the community of Cheshire. Dr. Kurtz and our team are here to help patients optimize their health and provide outstanding dental care to everyone from toddler age to parents. Please schedule an appointment on our website or call us at 203-699-9705 today!