We know that as a parent, you want a friendly and skilled dentist that both you and your child can trust. At the dental office of Dr. Douglas F. Smith, DDS, we think kids are pretty great, and we enjoy welcoming them into our office for a positive dental experience with exceptional care. Our office provides a cheerful and welcoming pediatric dental environment that will leave your child looking forward to their next dental appointment.
The friendly hygienists at our dental office can welcome your child in for a routine dental appointment where they’ll receive a dental exam and cleaning. During these appointments, we’ll clean their teeth by removing any plaque or tartar and polishing them so that they’re bright and shiny. Then we’ll examine their teeth for any signs of cavities, gum disease, or other issues.
Although professional dental exams and cleanings are important for your child, the routine dental care that happens at home is even more critical. We can help you instill good oral hygiene habits in your children, such as regular brushing and flossing, with demonstrations, explanations, and free samples. Our friendly dental hygienists can put your child at ease and get them excited about maintaining healthy practices.
When children are little, it can be hard to monitor their brushing and flossing habits or keep them from sneaking candy before bed. To give your children’s teeth extra protection from cavities and decay, we offer some additional dental treatments for our young visitors.
Some level of tooth decay in children is not uncommon, but if untreated, it can cause childhood periodontal disease and even premature tooth loss. You can stop tooth decay before it appears—if, during a dental exam, our dentist determines that your child may be at high risk for tooth decay, we have several treatment options to help.
One of the things we can do is apply dental sealants. The sealant creates a thin plastic barrier that prevents food and bacteria from coming into contact with the delicate enamel on a tooth’s surface. Applying the sealant is quick and pain-free, and it will protect your child’s teeth long after the appointment. Fluoride treatments are another simple option perfect for children. These treatments reduce the ability of harmful bacteria to form on your child’s teeth.
If your child has a cavity that has already set in and needs to be addressed, we can provide tooth-colored fillings. These composite fillings act as camouflage and blend into your child’s mouth, leaving no trace of the cavity behind. No matter the treatment your child needs, you can rest assured that we’ll give your child the dental care they deserve.
When children are young, it can be especially difficult to make sure they have great habits when it comes to keeping their teeth clean. One of the best treatments for kids is to just bring them into our office for regular cleaning. In addition to regularly caring for their teeth at home, seeing a dentist on a regular basis can help keep your child’s teeth in their best shape.
Dental sealants are a great way to help prevent your child from developing a cavity. A sealant is a very thin plastic barrier that we can place on your children’s teeth at our office. They help prevent any type of bacteria or food from touching the enamel on your children’s teeth. They also last for a very long time, which means your child will get plenty of protection.
Tooth decay can be relatively common in children. Luckily, at our office, we have to tools and experience to fill any type of cavity, especially in children. Schedule an appointment with us for a tooth-colored filling and your child will once again have healthy teeth.
Great oral hygiene starts at home. This means as a parent, you’ll need to help your children to keep their teeth clean. The best habits are regularly brushing their teeth every day in addition to flossing their teeth.
YOUR LOCAL CHILDREN’S DENTIST
Protect your children’s teeth by taking them to a dentist who specializes in children’s dentistry! We know how important is it that your kids have a pleasant experience at the dentist, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure they have comfortable visits. When you need a dentist who can take care of your entire family, including the little ones, make an appointment with the dental office of Dr. Douglas F. Smith, DDS in Logan, Utah.
Dr. Douglas F. Smith, DDS has been providing exceptional dental care to Cache Valley residents since 1994. Our dental office takes pride in providing excellent customer service and a calm, relaxing environment for both adults and children. As a smaller dental practice, we deliver personalized service to each one of our patients, and we listen to your concerns. To learn more or schedule a children’s appointment, contact us today!