As an education-based and prevention-focused dental practice, we believe that providing dental care to children and teens is quite simply a privilege. As dentists who are passionate about pediatric oral health care, we are dedicated to providing only the best care to children throughout infancy and childhood, all the way through the teen years, and providing our patients with such a positive experience that they can’t wait for their next appointment.
Why Dental Care for Children is Important
Children begin to get their teeth within the first 6 months of life. By the time they are six or seven, they begin to lose this first set of teeth (baby teeth) and develop their permanent set. If you child does not have proper dental care during these first few years of life, they can face issues that range from tooth decay to disease that could possibly impact them for the rest of their lives. Early childhood dental care is incredibly important in making sure your child has the best start in life.
The Importance of Pediatric Dental Services
Children are not simply small adults. They have very specific needs, including behavioral needs. It can be difficult for a small child to be cooperative during a dental exam, but our experienced dentists know how to make them comfortable. We use specially designed equipment for developing and growing mouths. Our offices are designed and set up to help your child have the best experience possible.
Early dental care can also help in the diagnosis of oral conditions that are related to diseases such as congenital heart defects, asthma, hay fever and even ADHD. Also, early assessment and treatment of misaligned teeth, as well as correcting any bite issues, is paramount to lifelong oral health. If your child is a thumb-sucker or pacifier-lover, our dentists can also provide advice to help break these habits, as they can have a negative impact on oral development.
Our Experience Makes the Difference
Treating your special little one right requires experience and care. Treating children is not just a business for us, but a passion too. This is why, if you are in the Youngstown, Ohio area, you simply won’t find anyone better to care for the dental health of your children.