Our office regularly cares for the dental needs of children as young as three years old. However, if you notice that your child has a problem with his or her teeth or gums prior to this age, please schedule an appointment.
We recommend that you bring your children to our Lawrenceville location around the age of two. We call this a Happy Visit because the children can become familiar with the sights, sounds, and friendly helpers in our dental office. When it’s time for the first dentist visit at age three, they will feel comfortable in our environment. A child’s first checkup will involve a tooth-by-tooth inspection and periodontal exam. Dr. Carter will check for proper development of bite and teeth, as well as for tooth decay and other potential problems.
As your children grow, they will need regular checkups and hygiene visits. The only way to ensure optimal oral health for your children is with six-month dental checkups, and with daily brushing and flossing. Our team will also teach proper oral homecare techniques for your child to learn how to effectively brush and floss.
Dr. Carter may recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements as additional protections against childhood tooth decay. Sealants are thin, clear coatings that protect hard-to-clean back teeth from the sugars that cause tooth decay. Fluoride attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and ward off cavities. At our Lawrenceville children’s dentistry practice, we offer sealants and fluoride supplements as quick and easy protective measures that can save young teeth from cavities.
In some instances, Dr. Carter will use CTx3 gel to protect your child’s teeth from decay. This gel is used to remineralize enamel and neutralize the acidity that can occur in some children’s mouths. Dr. Carter wants your child to have a bright, beautiful smile, which is why he uses CTx3 gel to prevent caries and deterioration.
At our Lawrenceville children’s dentistry practice, let us help your child learn the importance of oral health. In some cases, Dr. Carter may refer your child to a pedodontist and we will always help you make the best choices for your child’s dental health care.
At our Lawrenceville, GA children’s dentistry practice, we provide services for patients of all ages from Gwinnett County, Atlanta, Duluth, Suwanee, and all surrounding areas. Make an appointment for your child’s first dental checkup visit or Happy Visit!
We love caring for kids and their smiles.
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