Many parents do not realize that the first visit to the dentist should happen right after the first tooth erupts. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, that first visit sets the stage for future dental care.
Getting your child used to regular visits to the dentist for dental care treatments is important in establishing a foundation for lifelong healthy oral care. At The Grove Family Dentistry, you will find a child-friendly, relaxing atmosphere with a team that loves kids and has the skills to make even the most apprehensive child feel right at home.
We place an emphasis on family, comfort and extraordinary dental care. For your child’s comfort and your convenience, we provide services with the latest in dental technology using tested techniques. Your child’s visit will be enjoyable as well as efficient. Read more about it:
It is important to us that our young patients experience dental care in a fun and positive environment. Therefore, we proudly offer a special children’s play area that is designed to keep young minds at ease and entertained. Let your child explore our educational toys or choose a book to read.
By providing TV entertainment and other comforts of home, your child can feel relaxed and at ease as they sit through a dental cleaning or other procedure. Our kid-friendly movies are premiered on flat-screen TVs in each treatment room. This is a welcome distraction for busy or fearful pediatric patients.
We know what it takes to keep our young, technology-driven generation entertained. Therefore, we generously offer video games as a popular amenity for kids of all ages. A favorite among our school-aged patients. Let your child explore our selection of video games to ease their anxiety about the dental office. Your child may even start asking to come to the dentist!.
The Grove Family Dentistry is the place to go when you want your child to have a pleasant and productive visit to the dentist. We offer services and treatment plans to help establish and maintain healthy oral practices for your children. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime; providing you and your child with the information and guidance to support optimum oral health is the best way to help achieve that goal. In addition to standard general dental services we also offer:
Your child's first dental visit is one that you want your child to remember – for the right reasons! The Grove Family Dentistry understands how important it is for your child to feel comfortable at the dentist to ensure that s/he will want to come back. During your child's first visit, we will do everything we can to make your child feel confident in the dentist's chair, confident in taking care of his/her own teeth, and confident that taking care of his/her teeth is fun!
When children are brought into the dentist's office from a very young age, they grow up believing that going to the dentist is a regular and important part of life. At The Grove Family Dentistry, we will count your child's teeth, "introduce" him/her to all of the dental tools and what they are used for, and truly take the time to create a friendship with your child. Early introduction to the dentist relieves a great deal of stress that many children feel when they are not brought into the dentist's office early. The Grove Family Dentistry loves kids, and we look forward to serving your family!
Cavity prevention is essential for keeping your child's teeth as healthy as possible. Cavities develop over a period of time, which means that you and your child have ample opportunity to prevent them from damaging the teeth. Cavities are caused by acid-producing bacteria inside the mouth that eat their way through the tooth enamel. Fluoride treatments are used to help prevent tooth decay by creating a barrier on the teeth, helping them to become resistant to the damage done by these bacteria.
While most modern water systems have fluoridated water to help protect residents' teeth and most toothpastes contain fluoride as an active ingredient, these are often not enough for the ever-developing teeth of children. Fluoride treatments help children's teeth remain healthy, strong, and ward off cavities and decay.
Your child’s teeth are full of grooves and fissures. These areas are very susceptible to decay. However, dental care has developed ways to work on these areas, and they can now be practically eliminated with sealants. A special coating is applied over the grooves and fissures adding a layer of protection from plaque and other factors that could lead to decay. Protect your child’s teeth and keep that little smile bright and healthy with sealants.
Dental health is foundational to a generally healthy body. Give your child a head start to optimum oral health. Contact The Grove Family Dentistry today to set up your child’s appointment with us. Have more than one child to be seen? Bring the entire family in when you use our family block scheduling. We provide excellent oral care for each of your family members.
When your child suffers a cavity, we use the most proven and preferred methods to repair the decay. The Grove Family Dentistry proudly offers tooth-colored fillings, which is a composite resin material that provides high durability and optimal aesthetics in cavity repair. Rest assured that your child’s filling will be closely matched with the natural color and texture of their existing teeth, delivering a flawless restoration that looks attractive and is able to withstand everyday dental function.
Tooth colored fillings may also be used as a cosmetic service to repair minor flaws in the teeth, which includes small chips or other areas of minor tooth damage on the front, visible portion of your child’s smile. To learn more about why composite tooth colored fillings are the preferred choice by dentist and patient, please contact The Grove Family Dentistry. We pursue excellence when it comes to repairing or restoring your child’s smile.
A dental crown is used to restore a tooth that has suffered extensive damage, either from decay or trauma. These are times when a dental filling is unable to properly repair the tooth. At The Grove Family Dentistry, we provide dental crowns that deliver high durability and beautiful aesthetics. A crown may be recommended for your child after a root canal procedure or when a tooth has been severely injured. Our top-quality crowns will encase all visible surfaces of the affected tooth to restore its strength and integrity.
We proudly offer full-service restorative dentistry to our pediatric patients. While we do everything we can to help them protect their teeth from damage, we realize the importance of providing high quality repairs if the need occurs. When it comes to dental crowns, you can trust that we can restore your child’s smile while also maximizing your long-term dental investment.
Is your child’s smile protected while playing sports? The Grove Family Dentistry offers custom athletic mouth guards to ensure your child’s teeth and gums are protected from injury. While a store-bought mouth guard can provide a certain level of protection, a custom mouth guard ensures the most comfortable fit and highest level of protection against broken teeth, knocked-out teeth and soft tissue lacerations. Studies also reveal that athletic mouth guards can help reduce the likelihood of concussion in contact sports.
Getting your athletic mouth guard is a quick and painless process. We will take an impression of your teeth to ensure your mouth guard fits securely and comfortably over your unique smile. Our custom mouth guards are made of high-quality and durable materials, and they allow kids to breathe and speak easily during use. This greatly encourages them to actually wear the mouth guard and keep it in place while they play. To learn more about this invaluable investment for your child’s dental health, please call The Grove Family Dentistry today.
Accidents happen, especially with children. At The Grove Family Dentistry, we understand that dental-related injuries can be frightening and stressful for both parents and children. Therefore, we are proud to provide excellence in emergency dental care for kids. We handle all types of pediatric dental emergencies, including those that involve chipped, broken or knocked out teeth. We never want our young patients to be in pain or suffer through a dental emergency longer than they have to. Our experienced team of dental professionals can restore your child’s smile in the timely manner you deserve.
When it comes to addressing your dental emergency, you can trust that we are qualified to restore both the health and aesthetics of your child’s smile. We offer a full menu of restorative dental treatments as well as advanced cosmetic services that can be done here in our Clayton office. If your child is suffering from a tooth injury or other unexpected dental problem, please call our office immediately.
A child’s baby teeth must be cared for in order to prevent cavities from occurring now and in the future. Once even the youngest of children are introduced to solid foods, their teeth are immediately vulnerable to decay. Early prevention is the best prevention, and the links between your child’s nutrition and daily habits must be understood in order to promote optimal oral health.
Children need to break the habit of sucking their thumbs, fingers, and/or a pacifier by their first birthdays. While it is understandable that this comfort is difficult for some children to let go of, these habits can cause damage to the formation of the teeth and to the palate that will result in costly and extensive future dental work. Allowing your children to fall asleep with a bottle of milk or juice should never be allowed. Beverages, other than water, contain sugars. If children fall asleep with these sugars on the teeth, their teeth are extremely susceptible to decay occurring quickly. It is also necessary to understand how dietary choices affect the health of the teeth. Juice, candy, soda, sweet tea, desserts – these should all be limited in a child’s diet. They are laden with sugars and acids that will eat away at the enamel of your child’s teeth.
The Grove Family Dentistry has gone out of our way to create a child-friendly atmosphere for your family. We love kids, and our friendly team of professionals will welcome your children with a friendly smile and manner so that they feel welcome the first moment they step into our office.
If other family members are scheduled during the same family visit or you arrive early, we provide a Goodie Area with child-friendly toys and video games to keep your children occupied and happy.
The Grove Family Dentistry appreciates you trusting us with your child's oral health. We will go out of our way to provide exceptional, child-friendly care.