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Pediatric Dentistry Buford, GA

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 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.

Children's Dentistry What to Expect

Since our dentists treat 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 your Lanier dentist. 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. We offer 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 a Pediatric Dental Care Visit Today

If you’re searching for a pediatric dentist in the Buford, Georgia 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 consultation.

Children's Dentistry FAQs

When should a child go to a pediatric dentistry?

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 a proactive advocate 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 and methodically wipe with a soft cloth. When the teeth become more pronounced, brush them with a small soft-bristled 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 dentistry as soon as their first teeth have erupted, up until their last permanent teeth have fully developed. Usually, this age range is from 6 months to 18 years of age. Fortunately, Lanier Smiles is a full-service dentistry that can continue seeing out young patients well into adulthood.