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Children’s Dentistry – Columbia, TN

Helping Growing Smiles Thrive

Child in dental chair giving thumbs up during children's dentistry visit

Your child’s dental health routine really starts at home, which is why brushing with them and filling their plate with foods that aren’t packed with sugar is so important. Of course, it’s equally as important that you bring them in for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning every six months. That way, one of our gentle, trained, and compassionate dentists can catch cavities early on, demonstrate proper oral hygiene techniques, and answer any questions you have as a parent. If you’d like to learn more about children’s dentistry – including the services we offer at our Columbia dental office – read on!

Dental Checkups & Cleanings for Kids

Child smiling at dental checkup

The ADA recommends that your child should see a dentist by the time their first tooth erupts or when they reach one year old, whichever comes first! During these routine appointments, your child’s dentist will conduct a thorough exam, assessing the health of their teeth and gums in the process. We’ll also gently clean their teeth to ensure plaque and tartar don’t build up and create issues in the future. Of course, we’re always available to answer questions you might have about your child’s developing smile – both at their routine appointments and between visits.

Fluoride Treatments

Dentist applying fluoride treatment on smiling patient's teeth

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has been shown to prevent (and perhaps even reverse) tooth decay. Despite the fact that it’s in drinking water and oral hygiene products, like toothpaste, your child may still develop cavities over the years. For that reason, we may recommend adding a fluoride treatment to your little one’s six-month visit. Not only will this protect their teeth from decay, but the entire treatment process is quick, painless, and only takes a few minutes!

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Child smiling in mirror after getting metal-free filling

Despite you and your child’s best efforts, it’s possible for a cavity or two to develop over the years. The good news is that your family can turn to the same dental team for restorative care too! We offer dental fillings that are incredibly durable and color-matched. As a result, they can last for several years with proper care, and they won’t draw any unwanted attention to your child’s smile. Similar to fluoride treatments, the treatment process is relatively quick, and we can numb the area of your child’s mouth we are working on to ensure they don’t feel any discomfort.

If you have a question for our Columbia dental team about children’s dentistry or you’re ready to schedule an appointment for your little one, get in touch with us!