Studies show that children in the United States lose 51 hours of school each year due to dental disease. At Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, the office of Dr. Ryan H. Linn, we recommend bringing your child in for routine checkups and care. Our Williamsport children’s dentist places an emphasis on the prevention of dental disease and strives to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful from the start.
Establishing the foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health begins as soon as your child’s first teeth come in, usually by the age one. As your family’s dentist, we’ll provide guidance on how to clean and care for your child’s gums and newly emerging teeth and will discuss concerns such as the discomfort of teething and baby bottle tooth decay. As your child gets older, your Williamsport children’s dentist provides the educational tools needed to form healthy oral hygiene routines. To help keep your child’s smile cavity-free we recommend periodic fluoride treatments, which help strengthen developing tooth enamel.
Later, when your child’s permanent molars erupt, we can apply dental sealants, which are protective coatings that seal out plaque and food debris. At every checkup, we’ll perform a comprehensive examination, tracking the growth and development of your child’s teeth, gums and the surrounding anatomy. Periodic examinations also allow us to diagnose conditions that may adversely affect your child’s oral health in their earliest stages, when they are easiest to treat. Throughout every visit, our friendly professional team provides gentle, personalized care, keeping you child engaged and at ease.
At Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we make dental checkups a positive, worry-free experience for you and your child. Our Williamsport children’s dentist creates a fun, friendly environment for your child to receive quality dental care. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.