If you’re looking for dental care for your children, you want to find a caring professional who can provide the treatments they need to ensure optimal oral health. But it’s also crucial for you to have confidence in the dentist to be compassionate and caring about your child's specific needs.
At Dewey Dental, we enjoy treating children because we know how important it is for them to have healthy smiles. We treat each child as the unique little individual they are and will do everything we can to help them learn to see dental visits as a positive, enjoyable experience.
We recommend that you bring your child for their first appointment when the first baby tooth appears but no later than age one. Kids don’t usually need a lot of dentistry at this early age, but we want to help them get used to being in a dental office. We understand that new surroundings, unfamiliar faces, and lots of strange-looking machines can seem pretty overwhelming to a child.
During the first few visits, Dr. Nathan Bulleigh will probably spend more time with you than with your child. This is because we want to help you understand how to care for their teeth when you’re not at our office. We’ll talk to you about the importance of good oral hygiene, a healthy and nutritious diet, and correcting habits like thumb-sucking and bottle feeding.
Giving your child the gift of a healthy smile is one of the most important things you can do for them. You may wonder why it’s necessary to start with dental visits at such an early age, but protecting the health of your child’s baby teeth is critical. Baby teeth are the foundation for the proper development of your child’s permanent teeth, so we will do whatever's needed to keep them healthy.
Baby teeth are meant to stay in your child’s mouth until permanent teeth are ready to make their appearance. If a baby tooth is lost before this, it can result in crooked or crowded teeth in the future.
If we find a cavity in a baby tooth, we need to fill it right away to preserve it and your child’s long-term oral health. As part of your child’s preventive regular exams, we may also recommend fluoride treatments to strengthen and protect their teeth.
Another way we can help protect your child’s smile is with an application of dental sealants. A sealant is a thin coating that’s applied to teeth like molars that have rough surfaces and protects bacteria from collecting and causing decay.
We want you to have peace of mind in knowing that we are always here for you and your child. Kids of all ages are especially prone to dental emergencies, and we will make every effort to see them the same day if possible.
Dr. Bulleigh is a kind and caring children’s dentist in Dewey and would love to welcome you and your child to our family. Please contact our office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient appointment for you to stop by for a visit.
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