Your child’s smile is precious, and it can also be quite vulnerable if not properly cared for. Children of all ages require consistent dental care—at home and with the guidance of a dentist—including brushing, flossing, exams, and teeth cleanings.
Antelope Creek Family Dentistry provides gentle dental care to children of all ages. We have a collaborative approach to children’s dental care, which means we support children and their parents in learning the best ways to care for their growing smiles.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
It’s important to us that you and your child feel comfortable while visiting our dental office. When you bring your child in for their first dental appointment, we strive to make them as happy and relaxed as possible by letting them ride in the exam chair. This is also the perfect time for us to build rapport with them, get to know them and their likes and dislikes, and meet and converse with parents.
For you and your child’s peace of mind, we also invite kids to sit in their parent’s lap during their evaluation. We then take a look at their teeth, gums, tongue, and jawbones to make sure their smiles are healthy and developing correctly. We also check for any signs of tooth decay, disease, and other dental health conditions.
After we check your child’s smile, we review home care, brushing instructions, and answer any questions you may have for us. With your little one's cooperation, we will perform a gentle cleaning to remove plaque and apply a fluoride treatment, if needed.
Gentle Children’s Dentistry in Lincoln, NE
Your child’s comfort is essential to us, and we strive to help every patient feel relaxed and happy during their visit with us. Our team is experienced and skilled with children’s dental care, and we always enjoy meeting new patients and getting to know their families.
As children mature, so do their teeth; infants and toddlers require different oral health care than school-age children or teens. Each dental visit at our office is tailored to fit your child’s specific dental needs, whether they are teething, need a filling on a primary tooth, or require a wisdom tooth extraction. Whatever your child needs, we are here to provide them with gentle, comprehensive dental care!
Consistency Is Key
We recommend bringing your child to our dental office by the time their first tooth erupts or before their first birthday. By age three, we hope to continue providing them with routine dental care, including dental exams, cleanings, and any other treatments they may need. The more consistent you are with their dental care, the more comfortable and excited they will be about caring for their one-of-a-kind smiles.
Healthy Smiles That Last a Lifetime
We understand the importance of caring for tiny teeth and maintaining a child’s dental health. That’s why we focus on patient education and preventive dentistry. As part of our collaborative approach to pediatric dentistry, we assist parents in better understanding common health risks their child may encounter as they grow. We offer dietary recommendations and home care instructions, so your child has the best chance to achieve a strong and healthy smile.
The oral habits children develop now will likely follow them into adulthood. At Antelope Creek Family Dentistry, we help parents and children better understand how to care for their teeth and gums so they can live a life free of dental disease.
To learn more about our children’s dentistry services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today!