At Smile By Design, we see children who are at least two years old. We recommend scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year. Our family dentists ensure your children have positive experiences at our Virginia Beach office. To ensure your child’s smile stays protected against decay, we offer protections such as dental sealants (thin layers of plastic applied to the back molars) and fluoride supplements (gel or foam in mouth trays your child wears for just a few minutes).
We encourage families to bring their children to our Virginia Beach office as early as age two, when their baby teeth begin to come in and they’re old enough to sit in a chair on their own. Of course, if you notice an issue with the way teeth are growing, you’re welcome to bring your child in earlier by scheduling an appointment with our children’s dentistry office. The dentists at Smile by Design understand that examinations can be stressful for young children, especially during their first visit to the dentist’s office. Your child will be shown around the office to be put at ease during the exam time. Our professionals will be compassionate and gentle while explaining the importance of brushing and flossing, checking for proper growth and cavities, and counting your child’s baby teeth.
The team at Smile by Design knows that you’ve most likely taught your child the basics of their self-dental care, but there are often spots that children miss or ignore. Their nighttime hygiene rituals can be skipped altogether, and cavities will result. Children’s dentistry at Smile by Design is available to check and prevent tooth decay which, if left unchecked, can create problems in your child’s other teeth and gums. Our staff will gently provide professional teeth cleaning so that you child will grow up understanding that dental visits are nothing to fear.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is extremely important for the healthy enamel of teeth. Because fluoride exposure is more important the younger you are, the children’s dentistry office at Smile by Design provides fluoride treatments to reduce the risk of cavities, reverse tooth decay, and makes teeth more resistant to harmful bacteria. Purchasing toothpaste that contains fluoride is also beneficial for children’s overall dental health.
Your children are depending on you for their complete dental attention. Contact our office today to schedule your children’s dentistry appointment with Smile by Design today. We teach children from Virginia Beach, Fort Story, and Northeast Virginia Beach how to properly maintain their teeth. The sooner that we can educate your child, the sooner they can improve their health.