Children’s Dentistry – Edmond, OK
Give Your Child’s Smile a Strong Start
The oral development of your child impacts much more than just their teeth—it also directly affects their abilities to eat and speak properly, plus it can be a big influence on their confidence as well! To safeguard all of these precious things, professional dental care is a must, and we’re ready to provide everything they need in a comfortable environment. We’ll ensure your child forms a positive relationship with dentistry early on and put them on the road to a lifetime of healthy smiles. To get started, contact us today to schedule an appointment for children's dentistry in Edmond, OK.
Why Choose M. Kent Smith DDS for Children’s Dentistry?
- Family Dentist with Over 30 Years of Experience
- Team That Knows How to Talk & Listen to Children
- Sedation Options That Can Soothe Little Nerves
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Kids
Regular checkups are essential for people of all ages, but especially children given how quickly their mouths change as they grow. In addition to keeping an eye out for cavities, Dr. Smith will also teach your child the basics of oral hygiene and dental health so they will form good habits as early as possible. And, of course, if you ever have a question about your child’s teeth and the best ways to take care of them, we’re always ready to provide answers.
While your child is still learning to brush, their back teeth are extremely vulnerable to cavities thanks to their location and rough surfaces that can easily trap plaque and tartar. Fortunately, we can cover them with a thin layer of dental plastic to protect them from decay. Sealants basically place an invisible barrier between your child’s teeth and harmful bacteria and food particles. They only take a few minutes to apply and can easily last for 10 years.
Fluoride is a mineral that is proven to strengthen the enamel and lower the risk of cavities, and it’s especially helpful for children and their developing smiles. As part of your child’s regular cleanings, we’ll coat their teeth with a highly-concentrated fluoride solution that is much stronger than anything you’ll find in stores. Between this treatment and having them use a fluoridated toothpaste at home, we can easily help a child avoid tooth decay during their most formative years.
Should your child develop a cavity, it isn’t the end of the world. We can quickly fix it with a tooth-colored filling that is designed to match the rest of their smile so it doesn’t stick out whenever they eat or speak. These are made of a composite resin that can be shaped to replace any enamel that has been damaged by decay. The procedure itself is short, painless, and more conservative compared to a traditional metal filling.
Every parent loves to watch their child play sports, but there is always a slight bit of worry at the back of their minds—what if they get hurt? Sports-related dental injuries are extremely common for athletes at all levels, so if you want to breathe a little easier from the sidelines, we recommend getting your child a custom-made mouthguard. This appliance will fit more comfortably and provide more protection compared to any store-bought guard, meaning your child is much more likely to actually use it the next time they hit the field, mat, or court.