Most adults will tell us that though we are nice people, the dental office is not their favorite place to be. Don't worry, we don’t take it personally!
When we treat kids, however, they typically treat their dental visits as an adventure and an opportunity to get a prize for having their teeth polished. We love their enthusiasm and find it refreshing. The curiosity of the kids who come to Dastrup Dental energizes the dental office and brightens our day, so it’s no surprise that we love treating children.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child make their first trip to the dentist around the time they develop their first tooth. For children at this age, their initial dental visit is as much about checking their oral health and development as it is about helping them become comfortable in the dental office.
Dr. Dastrup will perform an exam and have a discussion with parents about good home care, how to take care of their little one’s gums, and what to expect in the coming year. We can also use this opportunity to talk about habits such as bottle use, thumb sucking, and nutrition.
Meeting Kids Where They're At
Kids are all different, and we approach pediatric dentistry with that in mind. As needed, and with your child’s cooperation, we will introduce dental cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants to ensure that your child grows up with a healthy, comfortable smile.
We always use language that your child will understand and move at their pace, so they never develop any negative feelings about trips to our dental office.
Baby Teeth Are Important
Baby teeth provide the blueprint for the development of healthy permanent teeth, so taking care of them is important. If your child experiences decay, we will remove it gently and comfortably and provide tooth-colored fillings to preserve their baby teeth.
Baby teeth act as guides for the proper eruption of secondary teeth and act as a placeholder so there is plenty of room for their adult teeth to grow.
Treatment as Your Child Grows
Kids are energetic and love to explore. Naturally, fun can lead to a few accidents along the way. If that happens and your child damages a tooth, we are here to help.
We support the changing needs of your kids from the time they are toddlers to the teen years and beyond. Because we provide all stages of dentistry in our Davidson, NC dental office, we support them the entire way. We hope to see your children's kids in the future!
Call to Schedule Your Child’s Next Dental Appointment
We love welcoming families and will make scheduling convenient. When possible, we will even schedule multiple family appointments at once so you can make the most out of your time with us.