Children begin to have their teeth come in during their first six months. It is quite beneficial to have us examine their teeth, and to follow the development of their teeth.
Children’s dentistry, or pediatric dentistry, is a specialty in the dental sciences that focuses on the oral health of children. This includes children infancy to the teen years. While it might seem early, it is essential to bring your child into Missouri River Dental around their first birthday. Children begin to have their teeth come in during their first six months. It is quite beneficial to have us examine their teeth, and to follow the development of their teeth.
The entire compassionate team at Missouri River Dental is committed to providing a patient experience unlike any other. The foundation of that philosophy is our personable and professional staff. We collectively strive to blend technology, art, and healthcare for each patient. Our goal is to provide you and your child with an individualized patient experience unlike any other you have had at a dental office. We strive to create a positive and comfortable atmosphere for our patients of all ages while still meeting their dental needs, wishes, and exceeding expectations. Call us today at 701-751-7177 or enter your request online to schedule an appointment for an evaluation for your child. You can conveniently find Missouri River Dental at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.
Your child’s health is an extremely important part of being a parent. You will want to help your child grow up healthy and strong. You also want them to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile, and to always experience as little discomfort as possible. You will want to consider a dental practice because of these reasons. A dental practice that has the proper qualifications in working with children. Missouri River Dental will provide the pediatric expertise and quality dental care for you and your child.
Regular Examinations are Critical in Preventative Children’s Dentistry
Just like every adult, your child should visit us for routine children’s dentistry services, which include checkups and cleanings. These cleanings are most beneficial every six months. These consistent children’s dentistry exams will help your child, you, and us to avoid unnecessary cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. No different than a dental cleaning for you, Missouri River Dental will remove damaging plaque and debris from your child’s teeth. We always include giving your child an oral exam, to make sure their teeth are erupting properly. As your child grows older, we will also monitor them to ensure that their adult teeth are coming in correctly.
Oral exams are a foundational part of preventative children’s dentistry. It is important to make sure that your child does not miss any cleanings. What may have been a small cavity that we could have quickly corrected now ends up requiring a more severe procedure, which is an aspect of children’s dentistry that can be difficult for any child of any age to undergo, especially if it were avoidable.
Simple Tips to Help Avoid Tooth Decay
As a parent, you can take some early preventative measures to help guard your child against tooth decay, even before their first dental visit:
- Try your best to flush your baby's teeth with water or try to wipe them down with a damp cloth after feeding before they fall asleep. Any milk or formula residue will promote decay. Untreated cavities can lead to their discomfort and a damaging infection.
- Set a goal to wean your child off breastfeeding or bottled milk by their first birthday. This effort will help avoid decay and minimize the chance of jaw growth problems from excessive sucking.
- Begin to establish good habits early. Start brushing their teeth as soon as the first tooth come in. Even the smallest tooth showing can develop a cavity. Use a soft bristled brush and water and ask us when to introduce a small amount of toothpaste.
- When your child is old enough to begin brushing by themselves, continue to monitor their brushing, helping them to clean any areas they might have missed.
- Avoiding sugary drinks or milk before bedtime goes a long way to proper care.
- Limit all sugary foods your child eats and drinks.
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL
“I believe in comprehensive, quality oral health care that is patient-centered. I strive to create a positive and comfortable experience for each patient while still meeting their dental needs, wishes and expectations.”
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL
At Missouri River Dental, our goal is to create an exceptional patient experience. We strive to exceed that experience through being compassionate, clinically thorough and providing excellent communication.
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Why is Missouri River Dental Your Perfect Pediatric Dentist?
A major aspect of children’s dentistry is to find the best dentist for you and your child. You need to make sure that you find a dental team that is qualified to perform proper children’s dentistry and does so on a consistent basis. It is also beneficial to make sure the pediatric dentist that you choose is good with children and is friendly. The entire team at Missouri River Dental is exactly that. A dental appointment can be challenging for your child, which is why our team ensures their comfort throughout each experience.
One of the addition benefits of choosing Missouri River Dental is your child’s ability to keep the same dental team beyond their childhood, progressing into their teen and adult years. They can continue to visit us, a team that they know and trust.
If you want to meet our family friendly staff at Missouri River Dental, consider an appointment for yourself before your child. This will give you first-hand experience on how we function, our mindfulness, the quality of our services, and our overall demeanor. This will then define your comfort zone when scheduling an appointment for your child. Getting your child’s checkup and cleaning on the schedule helps us establish a historical growth path. We will provide high-quality dental services for your child, all with a friendly smile.
Changing the Dental Experience Norm
One Patient at a Time
Missouri River Dental provides you with a clean, comfortable, and modern feel. Our team goal is to provide you with the best possible care utilizing the most current dental technologies and services. The entire team at Missouri River Dental focuses on providing comprehensive, quality oral health care that is always centered on you, our patient. We appreciate the value of your time. That is why we are flexible with our hours of operation; open early, open late, and open Saturdays. Call us now at 701-751-7177 or make an appointment online for either you or your child. Our office is located at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.