Children's Dentist Setting Children up for Life-Long Optimal Oral Health
Dr. Michael L. Howard and his Marietta dentistry team are dedicated to helping patients of all ages achieve and maintain their optimal level of oral health, keeping natural teeth for a lifetime. This starts by helping young patients develop exceptional oral hygiene routines that keep their smiles beautiful for life. We encourage patients to bring their kids to see us as soon as they begin developing teeth. These fast, painless appointments simply give us the opportunity to ensure your child’s smile is developing correctly, answer your questions, and offer recommendations. By age 4 or 5 at the latest, we recommend scheduling six month preventive checkups for kids. During these regular visits, we offer the same services for kids that we do adults, ensuring healthy dental development. Additionally, we may recommend a variety of treatments catered toward developing smiles, including:
- Dental sealants – a thin layer of plastic that repels bacteria, preventing plaque and tartar buildup for up to ten years with a single application.
- Fluoride treatments – topical fluoride helps strengthen already developed tooth enamel by attracting fortifying minerals to the surface of smiles.
- Athletic mouthguards – mouthguards offer a protective shield for kids who play football, baseball, basketball, soccer or other sports where their smile may come in contact with other players, sports equipment, or hard surfaces.
Contact our Marietta, GA dental team to find out more about pediatric services or schedule an appointment for your child. We look forward to seeing your family soon!