Children’s Dentistry – West Cobb, GA

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Children’s Dentist Setting Children up for Life-Long Optimal Oral Health

The team at Leading Edge Dentistry is dedicated to helping patients of all ages achieve and maintain their optimal level of oral health by keeping natural teeth for a lifetime. This starts by helping young patients develop exceptional oral hygiene routines that keep their smiles beautiful for life. In addition to these great habits practiced at home, we can offer your child additional protection to keep tooth decay away and enamel strong. With dental sealants and fluoride treatment, you can be sure your child’s teeth are protected and strengthened, all while going about their day-to-day activities at school. Not to mention keeping their pearly whites and soft tissues safe with athletic mouthguards! 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!

A Child’s First Visit

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. These initial appointments are great for establishing the relationship between us and your child, making them feel comfortable and at ease with our office, tools, and most importantly, our staff.

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. The team will carefully and gently examine your child’s teeth and gums to check for any signs of decay or disease before allowing one of our skilled dental hygienists to perform a thorough cleaning of your child’s teeth. Removing any plaque and tartar build up, they will also floss and polish the teeth to create a beautiful shine.

Tips for Helpful At-Home Care

Six-month checkups are important but so are the months in between. Without proper oral hygiene habits being practiced at home, your child’s teeth and gums can quickly become plagued with harmful bacteria that can lead to cavities and gum disease. To prevent this from happening, here are some useful tips to ensure your child is keeping their teeth and gums in great shape:

  • Make sure they’re using a soft-bristled toothbrush that is the appropriate size for their mouth. If possible, let them pick out their own brush at the store, as it might seem “cooler” to them if Batman is promoting good oral health.
  • Set a timer for two minutes to ensure they’re brushing the allotted amount of time.
  • Purchase a fluoride toothpaste for them to use to protect them from tooth decay and strengthen tooth enamel.
  • Show them how to floss correctly and carefully.
  • Make sure they’re using mouthwash to rinse their mouth after brushing and flossing.
  • Before leaving their dental appointment, go ahead and schedule the next visit and put it on your calendar, so you don’t forget!

Kid-Friendly Services Offered

  • Dental Checkups and Cleanings
  • Dental Sealants
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Sedation Dentistry

What Our Other Patients Are Saying

cathryn Abney
cathryn Abney
December 6, 2022
Great work, great staff!
Charlotte Fairchild
Charlotte Fairchild
November 18, 2022
If you like pretty teeth, smart dentists and gentle dental hygienists, with no amalgams, this is the best place for dental work!
Jane Sullivan
Jane Sullivan
March 29, 2022
Dr. Howard has been my dentist for many years. He and his staff are always welcoming, knowledgeable and highly competent, while ensuring my comfort and health.
Chris Hall
Chris Hall
March 29, 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This office is amazing! When I arrive for my hygiene visits, the front staff is always very friendly! I don’t have to wait long for the hygienist to bring me back and throughout the visit she explains each step. The doctor is very thorough in reviewing the recommended treatment. When I had to have treatment completed- the doctor explained each step of the procedure. The numbing injection was painless and they made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. My whole family (including my 2 kids) does not mind visiting the dentist anymore. Dr. Howard and his team are wonderful!
Amy Bishop
Amy Bishop
August 19, 2021
I have been a patient for 25+ years. Dr. Howard and his staff are wonderful. He makes sure that any procedure is painless. I recently had some cosmetic dentistry work performed and could not be more pleased with the results. The changes look very natural and I wish I had done it sooner. Dr. Howard spent a lot of time designing a new smile for me. He provided pictures of what to expect afterwards and it exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Leading Edge Dentistry. They are true professionals.
shirley mayfield
shirley mayfield
February 23, 2021
Every time I go to Dr. Howard for dental care I am greeted with smiles and kind words. The front desk staff are always willing to help. I never wait for more than 5 minutes. The clinical staff are excellent at their job and taking care of my needs as well. All my questions are answered. The staff and Dr. Howard makes sure I am comfortable before and during any procedure. Dr. Howard is an extremely knowledgeable and gifted dentist. I am always pleased with the results and feel I am getting the best care around. They truly are a group worth smiling about.
Mark Telling
Mark Telling
November 17, 2020
I've been a patient of Dr. Howard's for many years and have received outstanding care by him and his staff. He has done excellent work on various crowns and I highly recommend his practice for all your dental needs.
Brenda Purcell
Brenda Purcell
May 20, 2020
I had my regular dental check up at Dr. Howard's practice yesterday since this pandemic stuff started. I was a little nervous, because this was my first visit to an establishment like this since the shutdown. I had nothing to worry about. It was an extremely pleasant experience and I felt comfortable from the very initial contact. The office staff were efficient, and made the revised check-in process to ensure the pandemic procedures were followed seem effortless. I only had to wait a couple of minutes for my appointment and was seated in a separate room from other in-coming patients. During the COVID-19 shutdown, Dr. Howard kept his patients informed on all the additional precautions he was taking to ensure that both patients and staff are protected from the virus. I was very impressed with his efforts and the new ventilation system. The office, while always clean and fresh, seemed even more so, if possible. I felt totally comfortable during the whole visit. I trust Dr. Howard and his staff and appreciate all they do.
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