Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry in Old Saybrook, CT

Are you trying to locate a pediatric dentist near you that can treat your little one’s smile concerns with the same care that your smile receives? If so, we invite you to look no further than the team of experienced dentists and their support staff at Saybrook Family Dental Care.

Are you trying to locate a pediatric dentist near you that can treat your little one’s smile concerns with the same care that your smile receives? If so, we invite you to look no further than the team of experienced dentists and their support staff at Saybrook Family Dental Care.

Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry Near You

One thing that our patients value the most about pediatric dentistry in Old Saybrook, CT, from the team at Saybrook Family Dental Care is convenience. They don’t have to have one dental practice for their adult dental care and another for their children’s pediatric dental care. With the convenience of one dental practice that provides gentle care for the entire family from one office, parents can save time driving from one dental practice for their own dental needs and another for their children’s dental needs. Plus, when children see how much confidence you have when you visit our office, they are less likely to experience dental anxiety. We have many adult patients who schedule their dental appointments ahead of their children’s appointments to reinforce that dentistry can be fun. This lessens dental anxiety for their children and makes pediatric preventive dentistry a great way to reduce the costs of future dental concerns.

Most Common Pediatric Dental Treatments

In addition to pediatric preventive dentistry (which consists of comprehensive exams and dental cleanings), our dentists can provide the following services in children’s dentistry:

Pediatric dental exams and professional teeth cleaning as preventive measures to ensure future, and possibly costly, dental concerns are being managed.

Fluoride treatments in Old Saybrook, CT help maintain your child’s tooth enamel while protecting it against cavities.

Dental sealants on children’s molars to provide maximum protection from tooth decay.

Orthodontic treatments range from over-crowded tooth extraction, including Invisalign® clear aligners and sports guards.

Ready to Get Started?

If you’ve been searching for a “pediatric dentist near me” or a “pediatric dentist in Old Saybrook, CT,” we invite you to stop looking and instead begin to experience the top-rated care that so many others have already discovered.

FAQs

When should my child have their first dental visit?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a first visit by the age of one or when the first tooth appears.

How often should my child see a dentist?

Children should visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings.

What can I do to help my child prevent cavities?

Encourage good oral hygiene practices, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and reducing sugary snacks and drinks.

Are dental X-rays safe for children?

Yes, dental X-rays are safe for children. We use low-radiation digital X-rays to ensure minimal exposure.

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

Rinse the mouth with warm water, use a cold compress to reduce swelling, and contact our office as soon as possible.

How can I help my child overcome dental anxiety?

Talk positively about dental visits, read books about dentist visits, and bring them to our office for a fun and comforting experience.

What is dental sealant, and how does it help my child?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent cavities.

When should my child start using fluoride toothpaste?

Children can start using fluoride toothpaste as soon as they can spit it out, usually around age 3, with just a pea-sized amount.

Is thumb-sucking harmful to my child's teeth?

Thumb sucking can affect the alignment of teeth and jaw development if it continues past age 4 or 5.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?

Early evaluation helps detect potential issues and allows for timely intervention to guide proper jaw growth and alignment.