At Seaglass Dental Care, we know that nothing is more important than your child’s health, and pediatric dental care is essential for maintaining your little one’s smile. Dr. Schmitt is an experienced family dentist, and he takes an enthusiastic, friendly approach to every pediatric appointment. From preventing cavities to tracking your child’s oral development and offering honest advice, we provide everything your family needs to keep little smiles healthy and bright.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child see the dentist for the first time at 12 months or once their first tooth erupts, whichever happens first. Bringing your child to the dentist from a young age is the best way to familiarize them with the process of a dental appointment, and it also helps Dr. Schmitt track their oral development more effectively.
At Seaglass Dental Care, we offer a full suite of services for your little one. From teeth cleanings and oral exams to fillings, stainless steel crowns, fluoride treatments, and sedation dentistry to keep children comfortable, we offer quality care no matter what their needs may be.
This depends on the age of your child. If your child does not yet have most of their baby teeth, we will simply clean all of their teeth and gums, and Dr. Schmitt will conduct an oral exam and answer any questions you may have about your child’s oral health.
Older children who have most or all of their baby teeth will have their teeth cleaned, and Dr. Schmitt will examine their mouths. He may also recommend x-rays if he believes that they are necessary. You can trust that every pediatric appointment will be informative and that our entire team will approach your child’s visit with enthusiasm. We make it our goal to ensure that you and your little one will leave our office with a smile!
If your child has a cavity, we will typically recommend a filling to repair the tooth and halt the progression of decay. We offer sedation to keep you child comfortable throughout the process while Dr. Schmitt removes damaged enamel and fills the empty space with tooth-colored composite.
Fluoride treatments can help reverse minor cases of tooth decay which cause “soft spots” in the enamel. During this non-invasive, completely painless procedure, Dr. Schmitt applies a fluoride-rich gel or paste to your child’s teeth to help strengthen weakened enamel. This treatment takes only a few minutes after a cleaning, making it a convenient and effective way to help protect your child’s dental health.
We offer both laughing gas and oral sedation for children. If your little one is very nervous about a dental appointment, sedation may help them feel more comfortable throughout their visit at Seaglass Dental Care. If you’re interested in sedation or you think it may be beneficial for your child, just inquire with our team when you make your appointment with Dr. Schmitt. We’re happy to go over all of the details and keep you informed about all of your child’s options.