Taking care of your child’s mouth is a crucial component to raising a healthy, happy little person. Pediatric dentistry can prevent future dental issues, treat existing dental problem, and help raise awareness about possible dental needs down the road. Smile Envy Dental Group provides gentle, compassionate dental care for children of all ages, instilling a trust and comfort in the dentistry environment. Residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and the surrounding Atlanta areas can take advantage of Smile Envy’s caring approach to dentistry for your child.
What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is a term that refers to the children’s division of dentistry. Oral health is a crucial component of children’s overall welling, and the FDA recommends that children visit the dentist by their first birthday. Dr. Fields uses a gentle, compassionate approach to provide comfort and establish trust with all pediatric patients.
What Procedures Are Performed as Part of Pediatric Dentistry?
The first appointment typically focuses on establishing healthy dental hygiene habits and to form a positive relationship between the dentist and the child. Subsequent appointments are typically used for pediatric dental cleanings and any additional treatment needed, such as fillings. Dr. Fields will also consult both the child and parent regarding any concerns. Many common concerns discussed at pediatric dental appointments include:
- Thumb sucking
- Tongue thrusting
- Lip sucking
- Baby teeth
Why Does My Child Need a Pediatric Dentist?
All children benefit from regular trips to the dentist. Routine cleanings and oral exams can treat existing problems and prevent future problems, decay and disease throughout childhood. Studies are finding an increasing relationship between oral health and overall health. Dental problems can lead to heart disease, cancer, and other serious complications. Establishing healthy dental hygiene practices early builds the foundation for a lifelong healthy mouth.
How Much Does Pediatric Dentistry Cost?
There is no set cost for pediatric dentistry appointments. Our office works with each patient to make financing family dentistry procedures a realistic option for care.
Many dental insurance plans cover pediatric dentistry service costs, but all insurance providers have unique policies. At Smile Envy Dental Group, we will review your policy and inform you of your individual costs for pediatric dentistry.
In order to provide affordable access, we’re proud to offer patients financing options through CareCredit®. We can determine your eligibility before your appointment, so there are no surprises when it comes to finances. We happily accept many forms of payment including credit card.
If you have a child in need of dental care or who has yet to visit a dentist, don’t wait any longer. Pediatric dental care can pave the way to holistic health and a long-term, trusting relationship with dentists. By eliminating fear and instilling enjoyment in the pediatric dentistry process, Dr. David Fields puts children at ease. If you’re a resident of Smyrna, Vinings or surrounding Atlanta communities, contact Smile Envy Dental Group today to learn more about pediatric dentistry.