Pediatric dentistry is the mainstay in the establishment and success of routine childhood dental care. Many of our team of doctors are parents, just like you, and we know how critical it is to establish an early childhood dental care routine. A lifetime of healthy smiles begins at an early age.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a dental visit once your child’s first tooth appears. Baby teeth are imperative to a child’s health and development because teeth help with the following:
By age one, we can assist you with your toddler’s tooth pain and pacifier concerns. Our pediatric dentistry services are paramount to our families in Birmingham and set up your child for successful oral health.
According to the American Dental Association, thumbsucking or using a pacifier helps a child soothe themselves; but after teeth come can cause issues with the growth of the roof of the mouth and improper teeth alignment. After the age of four, if your child is still using a pacifier or sucking their thumb, call us for consultation, and we will provide tips and tricks to help your child make the transition and stop their thumb sucking or pacifier use.
Teething typically happens around six months of age and often makes toddlers irritable. The best ways to soothe your baby’s sore gums include:
It isn’t easy to see your child not feeling well. When your baby’s first tooth appears, it’s important to schedule your child’s first dental visit. The visit won’t take long overall. We will make your baby comfortable and have the office visit be a fun experience. You will be with your child the entire time. Your dentist wants to ensure your child’s tooth and gums are healthy for optimal dental health and show you how to care for your child’s incoming teeth.
Custom-fit mouthguards are an essential must-have when your child begins to play sports. Similar to other sports safety equipment, such as helmets and body pads; our mouthguards are custom designed to fit your player’s mouth to provide the following:
We can even make your mouthguard reflect your team colors, logo, name, or number. Get the oral protection your athlete deserves with our custom sports mouthguards.
Even with the best dental care, your child or teen may need a sealant to prevent further tooth decay. Sealants prevent nearly 80 percent of cavities in kids five to 18.
We also recommended having your child’s premolars or molars treated when they come in for added prevention. The positioning of your child’s teeth plays an important role in having correct spacing for their permanent teeth.
We can’t wait to meet your little ones and welcome them into our dental family. Learn about our pediatric dentistry services at Whole Dental Wellness. Families have been trusting us with their dental needs for over 40 years. Schedule your pediatric dental consultation today.
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35106 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009