As a family dentist, Dr. Alla Brown sees patients of all ages, including children. Busy families in Buford, Georgia appreciate the convenience Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers, where the entire family can be treated at the same dental office.
Pediatric dentistry is extremely important. Research has identified that tooth decay is the most chronic childhood disease in America. Fifty percent of first-graders and 80-percent of 17-year-olds have cavities. Routine visits to the dentist can prevent dental problems and their consequences such as overall health, self-image, and achievement.
A pediatric dentist specializes in children’s dental care. Dr. Brown offers her patients this level of expertise with the convenience of a family dentist. Our staff is well trained to handle the special needs of children. Our office is equipped with modern amenities including HDTV and DVD movies to make a trip to the dentist a pleasant experience.
Children’s Dental Health is A National Priority
The Surgeon General has made children’s oral health a national priority. Because of inadequate care, children will miss an estimated 52 million hours of school each year due to oral health problems and dental symptoms.
Parents and guardians are the key to achieving optimal oral health in children. It is important to start habits early and set good examples at home by brushing and flossing twice a day. Routine visits to the dentist are also critical to the long term dental health of children.
A Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
Since Dr. Brown treats all members of the family, we encourage parents to bring their children with them to the dentist early so they may become familiar with our office. Our office is designed to be comfortable and relaxing and our staff enjoys working with children.
Early visits will include dental cleanings, digital x-rays, and an examination by Dr. Brown. As children get older, we can provide advice and guidance on topics such as thumb sucking, at home care, orthodontic treatment, and wisdom teeth.
Teenagers have unique needs. Dr. Brown offers Invisalign invisible braces for younger patients who have misaligned teeth. Wisdom teeth typically appear in the late teenage years to early twenties. We perform wisdom teeth removal to alleviate pain and avoid tooth crowding.
Schedule Pediatric Dental Care
If you’re searching for a pediatric dentist in the Buford, Georgia area, consider family dentist Dr. Brown for your whole family. Contact Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about pediatric dentistry and to schedule your consultation.