Do you worry that your children might get upset at the prospect of going to the dentist? Does the prospect of dealing with unenthusiastic little ones fill you with dread when it comes time for their dental visit? If this is the case, it is time to consider a dental office that specializes in pediatric dental care. At the office of Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA, we specialize in making your child’s dental experience a positive one. That is why, from infancy to adolescence, our office is the top choice of so many parents looking for a skilled and compassionate pediatric dentist.
You can rest assured that your child’s smile is in the best of hands at our office. We offer a full range of dental services for children of all ages. We also emphasize the importance of preventive care and help your child establish an excellent oral hygiene routine at an early age. By giving them the skills they need to maintain their smiles, they can enjoy good oral health for a lifetime.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, babies should be seen by the dentist around age one and for every six months after that first visit. In this way your baby will become accustom to sitting in the dental chair. It will also allow the dentist to follow the growth and development of your little one’s teeth and jaws. Our office will advise you on the proper methods of keeping your baby’s teeth clean and discuss which dietary items and habits can cause dental problems. At each checkup visit the health of their teeth; gums, and the surrounding areas in the head and neck will be evaluated.
As your child’s pediatric dentist, we stress the prevention of dental disease. Children in particular are fond of sweets and frequently do not brush their teeth as thoroughly as possible. That is why additional steps to protect their teeth, like fluoride treatments and dental sealants are so important. The periodic application of fluoride treatments strengthens their dental enamel and encourages the re-mineralization of tiny defects before they develop into larger cavities. Once they get their permanent back teeth, dental sealants are placed on the biting surfaces as a hard protective coating to keep out harmful plaque, bacteria and particles that can lead to dental decay.
If you’re looking for a warm, compassionate dentist that caters to the needs of your children and their growing smiles, look no further than the office of Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA. We look forward to welcoming your family into ours.
By Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA
December 20, 2019