Loganville Family Dentistry
Years of experience caring for every member of the family.
Building a Strong Foundation
Your family’s health is of paramount importance. At Creekside Dentistry, we want to help you give your children a head start when it comes to oral hygiene and health. At our office, we focus on all aspects of preventive oral care for patients of any age, including young children and teens.
Did you know a number of dental issues could begin early in life, such as tooth decay or gum disease? If left untreated, these difficulties can affect how your child’s adult teeth erupt and could cause more serious health problems down the road. Therefore, we encourage all parents to schedule a dental visit as early as possible.
It is vital to protect your child’s primary teeth so they are able to chew easily, speak clearly, smile confidently, and be happier. An added benefit is healthy primary teeth promote the proper development of jawbones and muscles so that permanent teeth can grow comfortably into place.
Our experienced children’s dentists offer a range of treatments aimed to maintain your family’s oral health. For example, we use sealants to protect your child’s teeth from plaque buildup and tooth decay.
By pairing quality services with education, we are able to help you build a solid foundation for your child’s oral health and set a regular routine for visiting the dentist.
‘‘Everyone is pleasant and always smiling. They seem to run very efficiently and on time. They make you feel very comfortable and do a great job. Wendy is so great with kids that my 11-year-old son now goes back to have his teeth cleaned all by himself!’’
Janet W. (Actual Creekside Patient)
Children’s Dentistry FAQs
Find out how to start your child off on the right foot.
Your Child’s Treatment
Oral Hygiene at Home
- When should I schedule my child’s first visit?
Each child is different, but we recommend as early as possible after their first teeth erupt or before their first birthday. This will give our dental experts a chance to assess your child’s oral health and provide some helpful tips on how to keep your child’s new teeth healthy.
- How can I prepare my child for his or her visit?
The first visit to a dental office doesn’t need to be a frightening experience (for parents or children) but rather can be viewed as a necessary part of life. Perhaps show your child a fun book about the dentist so they know what to expect or explain briefly why they are going. In truth, most of the time, your child’s reactions to his or her first visit will surprise you (in a good way).
- How often should I bring my child to the dentist?
In order to maintain optimal oral health and prevent any potential dental problems, it is recommended to visit your dentist every six months. This will allow our smile team to develop familiarity with your child and identify any issues. If there is something specific that needs to be addressed, more frequent visits may be needed.
- What treatments do you offer to children?
Our caring dentists provide a range of treatment options to children of all ages. Our main focus is preventive care through regular exams and cleanings, but should an issue arise, we have a variety of options to help. Our General Dentistry page provides more information.
- What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?
Tooth brushing is imperative, even from a very young age, as it builds good hygiene habits and keeps teeth healthy. We recommend cleaning a young child’s teeth at least once a day and making it a fun activity. For a child under two years, a toothbrush or soft cloth with non-fluoridated toothpaste or water can be used to remove plaque and bacteria from the tooth’s surface.
- Is fluoride safe for children?
Fluoride can help prevent dental issues such as cavities but must be monitored in order to prevent too much dosage. If your child cannot spit out the toothpaste then avoid using fluoride. However, after the ages of 2-3 your child should be fine with a pea-sized amount. If you are still unsure, feel free to contact us with any questions.
- How can I make tooth-brushing fun?
This is the age-old question, but it can be a fun activity for your child. Some parents have found success by selecting a song to be played while their children brush their teeth. Others have used a timer or joined in with brushing their teeth too. It may be a little bit of trial and error, but the end result will be your child having a solid healthcare routine.
- What should I do if my child’s tooth is knocked out?
This can cause immediate panic but take a second and remain calm. Here is what to do:
Baby Tooth: Do not replace it into the socket; an adult tooth will eventually replace it.
Permanent Tooth: Find the tooth, clean it, and try to gently re-implant it into the socket. If it doesn’t work, place the tooth in milk and call us right away.