Dental Care for Children and Infants
At Arlington Family Dentistry, we enjoy creating gorgeous, healthy smiles for patients of any age. If we find that your child – or you, for that matter – would benefit from seeing a specialist, we’ll refer to a trusted colleague. As a general dentist office, our preventive, restorative, implant, and cosmetic dental services include treatments suitable for patients of all ages.
Our mission is to provide a dental experience that makes children say, “Going to the dentist was fun!” Our office provides a safe, relaxing, fun, and educational experience for children and their parents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that tooth decay is the most chronic disease among children aged five to seventeen. Oral problems affecting infants are no less serious.
What your children eat affects their teeth. Sugars (found in cake, cookies, candy, milk, sodas, juice, etc.) and starches (found in pretzels, potatoes, etc.) can cause tooth decay. Add to this the fact that it is more difficult to clean babies’ and children’s teeth and you can see why debris tends to remain in children’s teeth, resulting in bacteria growth and, ultimately, tooth decay. Although baby teeth are eventually replaced with permanent teeth, healthy baby teeth are fundamental to a child’s overall health and development.
Oral Health Recommendations for Children & Infants