Dentists are licensed to practice dentistry on both children and adults. But not all dentists have the knack for introducing children to dentistry. At Crow Family Dentistry, we ensure that fear never develops, with a caring, and fun attitude, a soft touch, and of course a “ride” in a state-of-the-art dental chair. Our commitment to your family is to be proactive in total prevention and ready with advanced solutions to any dental problems. We love seeing kids!
Dr. Don and Dr. Michelle Crow both have a special way with kids, which has allowed them at times to treat cavities on kids as young as 2 years old without sedation. With the advanced technology of using dental lasers, most cavities on children can be treated without using the drill and no need for shots!! Why introduce your child to needless pain and noisy drills?
Our dentists and our clinical assistants are teachers as well as healers. Your child will learn proper oral hygiene habits, including:
- Feeling comfortable in a dentist’s office
- How to avoid tooth decay
- Facts and information in a way that is understandable for children
From infancy through the teenage years, pediatric dentistry focuses not only on proper oral hygiene habits, but on dental issues specific to children. Tooth decay is a chronic disease that is the most common among children – five times more common than asthma.
PLEASE SEE US BY AGE 4 FOR A HAPPY VISIT
Many health professionals recommend children be seen by a dentist by their first birthday. Our experience is that we are rarely able to get a child to open their mouths for an evaluation by us. At such a young age, we usually use this appointment time to educate parents on how to care for their toddlers mouths. This often can be done at the parents’ appointment. At Crow Family Dentistry, we usually recommend seeing a child by age 3 or 4. However, we certainly recommend having your child be seen sooner if you notice any concerns at all.
At your child’s first visit, a “Happy Visit”, we count teeth, check emerging teeth, and check the underlying bone structure for signs of oral diseases and bite abnormalities.
Based on our findings, we will design a customized oral care plan to include home care tips, fluoride treatments, diet recommendations, and early orthodontic intervention, if necessary.
DON’T WAIT FOR PERMANENT TEETH TO ARRIVE
Before adult teeth ever appear, thumb-sucking, nighttime bottles and medications can have a dramatic impact on tooth appearance and position. You can save your child costly and potentially painful future dental problems by obtaining quality dental care while his or her adult teeth are still forming. With prevention and early care, we can help your children have a lifetime of dental health.