Pediatric Dentistry in Fairfield, CT
The Importance of Children’s Dentistry
Learning the importance of proper oral health care as a child is essential for their health for a lifetime. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) advises that your child has their first dentist visit any time after their first teeth begin to erupt, which can be as early as 6 months old, or at least before their first birthday.
Finding a practice that provides pediatric dentistry is important for young children to ensure their oral health care is on the right track even if they still have baby teeth. Our dentist can diagnose and treat early signs of dental decay, tooth alignment issues, and gum disease. She will also provide proper education to their young patients to help them learn about dentistry in a positive way and make it a fun experience, to set the foundation for their adult dental experiences.
If you are looking for a dentist in Fairfield County who provides comprehensive services for the entire family, then look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry of Fairfield. We offer quality dental services for every age, from pediatric to adolescents to adults. To ask us about our pediatric dental services, or to schedule an appointment, call our office at 203 259-7073.
A Child’s First Dental Visit
Our dental office is committed to lifelong dental health, and that begins with positive childhood experiences at the dentist’s office.
On your child’s first visit to our office in Fairfield, you can expect the following:
- A tour of the office
- Meet with your hygienist and dentist
- A complete health history and previous dental history
- A full clinical exam, with X-rays will be taken if possible
- Time to answer any questions or concerns the parent or child may have.
Our goal is to make the dental experience as comfortable, fun, and enjoyable as possible, to set the tone for future dental visits. Depending on the child’s age, a parent may be seated in the dental chair with the child in your lap. The dentist will examine the child to make sure their jaw and teeth are developing in an age appropriate manner and will check for cavities or other issues.
Dr. Lee is exceptionally patient and are skilled at treating young patients who may be nervous. We schedule enough time for the appointment to make sure we are never rushed, and we have two TVs in each treatment room with your kid’s favorite shows. Typically children should be scheduled every six months for routine dental hygiene visits, to monitor for growth, check for decay, and to reinforce home oral hygiene habits.
Pediatric Dental Services
Kids require routine dental health care just like adults. We want to make the experience fun for them and do our best to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Our practice in Fairfield, CT, offers a range of services to ensure your child has a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime.
During a pediatric check-up, the dentist will thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and gums for signs of decay, disease, or tooth alignment issues. We will then create comprehensive care plans that address your child’s dental needs.
Good oral hygiene is essential to your child’s oral health. We can begin routine cleanings as soon as the first tooth erupts and then continue throughout their lives. Simple brushing and flossing at home are great routines to have, but they do not achieve the quality that professional dental cleaning can offer to fight against decay and disease.
We also offer parents information on ways to improve the child’s oral hygiene at home. Fluoride treatment is sometimes recommended for some children and can be completed during a dental cleaning.
Pediatric dental x-rays can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions including, tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental abnormalities. However, children are more susceptible to radiation than adults, so they will only receive x-rays every few years or if the dentist suspects a dental abnormality.
Dental sealants protect the biting surfaces of the back teeth that are more susceptible to cavities. A dental sealant requires no anesthetic or needles, and is applied in the grooves of the molars and premolars in kids. This procedure is quick, painless, and is a great preventive measure to fight against cavities.
Some kids are more anxious than others at the dentist. We provide various safe sedation options, such as nitrous oxide or “laughing gas,” to help your kids feel relaxed during the most basic of dental treatments.
Accidents happen, especially in childhood. Our dentist provide emergency dental treatments for kids and adults experiencing tooth pain or trauma in the oral cavity. Depending on the severity of the emergency, we can offer a same-day appointment at our office in Fairfield. If your child has experienced a dental injury and needs immediate attention, contact our office as soon as possible at 203 259-7073.
Schedule an Appointment at Aesthetic Dentistry of Fairfield Today!
Dr. Lee and team are committed to the oral health of kids and adults alike. If you are looking for a comprehensive family dentist in Fairfield, then contact us at 203 259-7073 to schedule an appointment.