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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY – THE FIRST VISIT

Your child’s first dental visit can impact future visits. At Buckhead Dental Care we will work diligently to build a trusting relationship with you and your family. Our environment is safe and child-friendly. Dr. Amy Mandalia and her highly trained and efficient staff will ensure that your child’s first and future dental visits are positive ones.

Dental Concerns for Younger Patients
One of the most common dental concerns that younger patients face is cavities. Cavities develop when plaque, a sticky film that overs the teeth, clings to the teeth and is not properly removed. After the acid forms, it begins to break down the tooth enamel, which inevitably leads to the development of a cavity. If left untreated, it can lead to a dental abscess and a root canal may need to be performed to stabilize the affected tooth.

Starting Dental Care Early
It’s important to start your child early with good dental hygiene and oral habits that will last well into their adult life. Most children begin teething around six months and usually get all of their baby teeth by the age of three. Protecting your child’s oral health is important. We take prevention and education seriously and believe in promoting strong foundations in prevention and home care.

We recommend that you schedule your child’s first appointment when they turn one or when the first tooth appears. By starting early dental care, your child is less likely to develop complex dental concerns such as:

Cavities
Tooth Decay
Gum disease
Routine dental checkups are key to protecting your child’s oral and overall health.

What to Expect
At the first visit, your child will be examined for cavities, oral injuries or other problems such as tooth decay. Your child’s teeth will be cleaned and the dentist will discuss concerns such as teething issues, pacifier use, or finger/thumb-sucking habits. 

Pediatric visits double as a great time to educate young patients on the importance of excellent dental care as well as a time where they can get the treatment they need to maintain optimal dental health. Our pediatric dental team will help you and your child learn fun and entertaining ways to promote good oral hygiene. Remember, starting early will help promote healthy oral habits. We look forward to serving you and your family.

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