At Falls Pointe Dental in Raleigh, we are proud that so many of our young patients enjoy visiting our office for their pediatric dentistry. We believe that establishing a relationship with an experienced, friendly dentist is a crucial responsibility for parents.
The Oral Health-Physical Health Connection
Optimal physical health for children is impossible without the oral health component. Though this fact seems obvious, tooth decay in babies is a national epidemic. And yet for the most part, it is preventable. Regular checkups are just as important as wellness exams and immunizations.
The health of your childвЂ™s teeth and gums affects their speech development, eating habits, academic success, mental health, and social relationships. At Falls Pointe Dental, we love working with you and your child to establish habits that ensure a healthy smile for life.
The Good News
TodayвЂ™s children are far less fearful of the dentist than their grandparentsвЂ™ generation. Part of the reason is that todayвЂ™s dental tools have progressed considerably and rarely cause any pain. If you are old enough to remember the whining dental drills of fifty years ago, you probably have a greater appreciation for the technological innovations that make dental treatment far more pleasant than in years past.
But advanced tools are not the only reason that our youngest patients look forward to dental visits. At Falls Pointe Dental, there is a warm, inviting atmosphere that puts patients of all ages at ease. If you are looking for a top dentist for your child, rest assured that our convenient team will make your child feel comfortable during their dental visit.
The First Visit
We advise parents to bring their toddler in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can highlight dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, and orthodontics.
Bring Your Questions
We also give moms and dads counsel about thumb-sucking, pacifiers, and other habits that influence dental health. When your child starts participating in sports, letвЂ™s talk about custom mouth guards. Remember to call us immediately at 919-578-9895 if your child suffers a tooth injury.