Although the primary teeth will eventually fall out, it’s important to take good care of them while they are in your child’s mouth. Baby teeth stand in for the permanent teeth that will someday take their place.
Establishing a dental home when your child is young will help your child develop a trusting relationship with our dentist. Your child’s first visit to our office should take place before the first birthday, and appointments should continue at regular intervals thereafter.
Just as with adult patients, children should have routine dental examinations as a preventative measure.
Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Ashley Ramsey, will visually inspect your child’s teeth and gums for signs of issues requiring intervention. Our staff will also take x-rays of your child’s teeth to look for any concerns not visible to the eye.
With children, who may not have mastered the art of brushing and flossing yet, decay can be of particular concern. Dr. Ramsey can help you to devise a plan to break your child’s bad behavioral habits, like thumb sucking or continued use of a pacifier, or drinking sugary drinks from a bottle.
Dr. Ramsey may also recommend sealants to prevent decay in pediatric patients.
Dr. Ramsey has dedicated her professional career to meeting the unique needs of pediatric patients.
The x-rays may also point to problems that are likely to arise with the alignment of the teeth, giving you the opportunity to initiate orthodontic intervention earlier and prevent larger, more expensive issues that may emerge later.
Dr. Ramsey has dedicated her professional career to meeting the unique needs of pediatric patients. She has developed a technique and approach that puts antsy children at ease in the dentist’s chair, and our hygienists and assistants are just as good with children.
Children may feel more comfortable with a dentist who specializes in pediatric care rather than a generalist. If your child has shown signs of dental fear with other practitioners, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ramsey to experience her unique approach to pediatric dentistry.