Ensuring that your child is comfortable in our office is a key priority for the staff at Patrick Toms, DMD. Establishing good dental habits early in a child's life are critical to them enjoying great dental health in adulthood. We are committed to providing education for parents and children on healthy dental habits.
We're Here To Support You
It is our priority to monitor the growth development of your child's teeth and gums to ensure they are progressing in a healthy manner. From discussing flossing and brushing to preventing cavities, we're here to support you in keeping your child healthy.
Pediatric Dentistry Services
Some of our most common dental services for children include:
- Teeth cleanings: Each visit we will gently brush and floss, remove any plaque and tarter build up and assess gum and bone health. Dental x-rays will be taken as needed. During these checkups, we can help children understand the improtance of oral hygiene.
- Sealants: Just like sealants used on adults, narrow grooves or pits that cannot be regularly brushed are sealed to prevent cavities.
- Fillings: To prevent any additional decay from occuring a composit filling seals off the damaged section.
Tips For Bringing Your Child to the Dentist
In an effort to help acclimate children to our dentist office, we recommend parents bring their kids in with them to personal dental visits. Seeing their own parents deal positively with a dental check up is a great way to calm the fears they may have about their own dental exam. To accommodate busy schedules, we are happy to set up appointment times for your family members that are in the same afternoon, so you can take care of all dentist appointments and be done for six months.
As a leading children's dentist, we strive to put children at ease and eliminate any fear they may have of visiting the dentist. Our goal is to make your entire family feel comfortable each and every visit.