Help your child keep a healthy smile for life. Our dentists and team offer pediatric dentistry in Cincinnati, Ohio, to help your child maintain a healthy smile and establish good oral hygiene habits. Call 513-772-0722 to set up an appointment with Illuminate Dentistry.
Your Child’s First Visit
Although many parents and children feel anxious about visiting the dentist for the first time, there is nothing to worry about. Just remember that if you appear calm and eager to visit the dentist, your child will follow your example. Upon arriving, we will greet you and your child and will review your child’s health history. We will then perform a gentle examination of the teeth and gums, taking care to ensure that your child feels comfortable throughout the procedure.
Why Pediatric Dentistry Is Important
It is so important to help your child create a positive association with dental care at a young age, as this helps your child establish a lifetime of good oral health. By promoting good habits and protecting their teeth at a young age, you can set your child on the right track to keeping their teeth healthy for life.
Many parents wonder why it is important to keep the primary teeth (baby teeth) healthy, when they are temporary. Although those teeth are temporary, they play an important part in overall oral health and development. The roles of the primary teeth include:
- Facilitating proper speech production
- Aiding a child in chewing and digesting food properly
- Helping a child have a straighter smile
- Improving overall oral health
What if My Child Needs a Dental Restoration?
It happens. Even with meticulous at-home care, kids can get cavities and experience dental damage. If your child needs a dental filling or a dental crown, we can work with you to provide your child with a safe and comfortable restoration that will improve the health and function of your child’s smile. Should your child need a restoration, we will make sure he or she is comfortable and at-ease throughout the procedure.
While at our office, Dr. Rachelle Boudreau, Dr. Vincent Benedetti and our team may recommend options to keep your child’s teeth healthy. We may offer tips of how to improve home dental care or make recommendations about how to improve oral habits, including the use of toothbrushes, toothpastes, diet and pacifier use. If you have any questions before or after your child’s appointment, please call our office to speak with a team member.