We proudly offer family dentistry in our Durham, NC dental office, and that means looking after your family’s littlest smiles too. We welcome kids from their very first dental visits, which according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, should occur between six months and one year of age when the first tooth makes an appearance.
What do you do differently?
As children grow into kids and teens, we customize their treatment to meet their growth and development. Just as not every adult patient needs gum treatments, not every child will need fluoride or sealants. We base every recommendation on a patient-by-patient basis and their risk for dental diseases, such as caries (teeth decay).
Children benefit from early childhood dental visits because developing familiarity with the dental office eliminates the fear of the unknown and makes trips to the dental office a routine part of good overall health. As a parent or caregiver, you can help by keeping your own dental phobias under wraps. Don’t mention past negative experiences from your own childhood because those fears can be inherited by your kids.
Do you need a dentistry you can trust?
If you need reliable and compassionate family dentistry in the Durham, NC area, please contact The Smile Shop to arrange appointments for the whole family.