At Dentistry in Buckhead, Dr. Peter Pate and our team of skilled professionals enjoys helping children learn about how to take care of their teeth and gums. We regularly care for patients as young as three years old and provide a variety of child-friendly preventive services to help ward off common oral health problems like cavities. Since we treat patients of all ages, one great benefit of bringing your little one in for their checkups and cleanings at our office is that we’ll be able to continue treating them into adulthood! To learn more about how we can provide your little one with high-quality and trusted dental care, contact our office today!
Our office regularly cares for the dental needs of children as young as three years old. However, if you notice that your child has a problem with teeth or gums prior to this age, please schedule an appointment.
At our office, our goal is to keep your child’s smile problem-free by providing preventive dental treatments that protect teeth from cavities and infections. During one of your child’s checkups and cleanings, we may suggest one of these solutions if their teeth are at risk of decay.
Fluoride is a natural mineral present in a variety of foods as well as most tap water sources. It acts to strengthen the enamel of teeth, which is the protective outer layer that guards the fragile and more sensitive inner chamber. Due to the rise of bottled drinking water, some patients don’t receive enough fluoride and are left with weakened enamel, making them more susceptible to cavity formation. In these cases, we may recommend a short and simple fluoride treatment for added protection.
Does your child have a sweet tooth? This can be a recipe for oral disaster, especially if they have deep grooves and pits in their teeth that effectively trap harmful bacteria and food debris. For children who are still learning how to properly brush, floss, and maintain good dental health, dental sealants are a great solution to prevent problems from forming. These are shields that are painted directly onto the biting surface of your child’s molars to prevent sugar, carbohydrates, and bacteria from nestling and hiding in their teeth, causing decay.
Let us help your children learn the importance of optimal oral health from a young age. Call to schedule a Happy Visit or checkup today! We will help you make the best choices for your child's unique and precious personality.