Children's Dentistry An Overview
As a family dentist office, our dentists see 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. 50% of first-graders and 80% 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. Our dentists offer our 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 keys 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.