Spring Hill Pediatric Dentistry
Creating a Safe & Friendly Environment for Your Child
Dentistry by Design offers full, comprehensive pediatric dentistry services in Spring Hill. Pediatric dentists complete an additional two or three years of training after dental school in order to adequately address the oral health needs of children, from infancy to adolescence. As a practice, it is our mission to create a warm, friendly, and welcoming environment for our youngest patients.
We offer general dentistry for children, including:
- Routine checkups and cleanings
- Mouth guards
- Pulpotomy procedures
- Pediatric oral surgery
- Dental anesthesia
When Does My Child Need to Start Going to the Dentist?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), a child’s first dental appointment should take place when his or her first tooth appears, or by age one. However, many parents mistakenly believe that dental appointments at an early age are relatively unimportant, as baby teeth will fall out anyway. Your child’s adult teeth are developing underneath their baby teeth, and regular dental appointments can ensure that adult teeth come in properly, as well as avoid painful issues with baby teeth.
When you take your child to the dentist at an early age, you can make this part of their healthcare routine and can make dental visits a positive experience. You can help promote healthy habits and avoid future problems, such as cavities and gum disease, through routine preventative care.
How Often Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?
We typically recommend dental visits every six months, but we will work with your child to determine what schedule is best for his or her oral health.