As a family dentist office, we see patients of all ages, including children. Busy families in Buford, Georgia love the convenience Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers, where the entire family can be treated at the same dental office.
Pediatric dentistry is vital to the health of children. It is a general dentistry service Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides to children in Buford, GA. Research has shown that tooth decay is the most chronic childhood disease in America. 50% of first-graders and 80% of 17-year-olds suffer from tooth decay. Routine visits to the dentist can prevent dental problems.
A pediatric dentist specializes in children’s dental care. Our dentists offer this level of expertise as a family dentist. The staff at Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is well trained to handle the special needs of children. Our office is equipped with things such as HDTV and DVD movies to make a trip to the dentist a easier on parents and kids.
Children’s Dental Health is A National Priority
The Surgeon General has made children’s oral health a national priority. Because of poor oral hygiene, children will miss about 52 million hours of school each year due to oral health problems and dental symptoms.
Parents and guardians are key to helping children with their oral health. They must start habits early and set good examples at home by brushing and flossing twice a day. Routine visits to the dentist are also vital to the long term dental health of children.
Family and Pediatric Dentist in Burford, GA
Since our dentists treat all members of the family, we want parents to bring their children with them to the dentist at an early age. This allows your child to get used to our office. Our office is comfortable and relaxing and our staff enjoys working with children.
Early visits will include dental cleanings, digital x-rays, and a dental exam. As children get older, we can provide advice on topics such as thumb sucking, oral hygiene care, orthodontic treatment, and wisdom teeth.
Teenagers have unique needs. We offer Invisalign clear aligners for younger patients who have crooked teeth. Wisdom teeth typically appear in the late teenage years to the to early twenties. We perform wisdom teeth removal to alleviate pain and avoid tooth crowding.
Pediatric Dentist in Burford, GA FAQs
When should a child go to a pediatric dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 OR within six months after their first tooth comes in. We agree, and advise all parents to become active in their child’s oral health.
What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?
You might be afraid to clean your baby’s teeth because you might harm your baby’s smile. Although, cleaning them is simple. You can clean your baby’s teeth by gently wiping them with a soft cloth.
When the teeth come in all the way, brush them with a small, soft toothbrush and water. At about 1 and a half years old, start using a small amount amount of toothpaste to brush your child’s teeth.
At what age do you stop visiting a pediatric dentistry?
Children should begin visiting a pediatric dentist as soon as their first teeth have come in, up until their last permanent teeth have fully developed. Usually, this age range is from 6 months to 18 years of age. Lanier Smiles is a full service dentistry that will see your child well into adulthood.
Schedule a Pediatric Dental Care Visit Today
If you’re searching for a pediatric dentist in the Buford, GA area, consider family dentists Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry for your whole family. Contact Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about pediatric dentistry and to schedule your consult.