We Care About Kids AND Their Teeth!
At Hicks Family Dentistry, we want to relieve your child’s apprehensions before beginning any kind of treatment. You can be confident that your child will receive the latest innovations in children’s dentistry, with techniques intended to lessen their time in the chair, conveyed with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. We love encouraging appropriate dental care routines and look forward to instructing children how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. Bring them in for their first dental appointment with us when they are three years old and see why our many happy parents say our office is an appealing place their children love to visit. Whether you have a nervous eight-year-old or a rowdy four-year-old, we are here to help.
Protecting Vulnerable Teeth
Children’s teeth are more susceptible to cavities than adults. They frequently do not brush properly, and they eat more times during the day. Consequently, acids, bacteria, and plaque will develop rapidly. If teeth are already not as clean as they need to be, extended exposure to acid (created in the mouth when food particles and residue are present) will hasten the rate of cavity development.
We urge parents to supervise their children’s daily dental routine until they can clean their teeth properly by themselves. We offer instruction on making better nutritional choices to help care for their teeth, and we offer the application of a fluoride varnish to mineralize their teeth to significantly reduce the prospect of incurring cavities.