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Establish a healthy smile for your child at Atlanta Smiles. We help families and caregivers keep your child’s smile beautiful and healthy. Whether you have a baby, child, or teenager under your care, we’re your trusted source for pediatric dentistry in the Atlanta area.
At Atlanta Smiles, our professional dental team prides itself on high-quality dental care and education for patients of all ages in a comfortable and relaxing environment. The key for children and teenagers to maintain good oral health is to instill good dental hygiene habits early, including regular dental visits. Invest in trusted and proven dental care for your family at Atlanta Smiles.
What Is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry focuses on dental care and treatment for children of all ages, including infants and teenagers. This specialized approach to dental therapy creates a safe and welcoming environment for children and families. The expert dental team at Atlanta Smiles offers patience and expertise based on the latest technology and research.
We want to create a positive experience for your child. We know a child’s early experiences with dental care are the foundation for their lifetime approach and impression of going to the dentist. That’s why we create a relaxing atmosphere and interact with our patients calmly, kindly, and gently.
Pediatric Dentistry Services
Atlanta Smiles offers a range of pediatric dentistry services. We offer the highest level of care and always prioritize compassion and comfort. We want our youngest patients to feel safe and secure while receiving excellent dental care and outcomes.
Dr. Giesler is known for her extensive knowledge and gentle approach to pediatric dentistry. She completed her general dentistry residency at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, where she received extensive training in pediatric dentistry at the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. Dr. Giesler and our entire team understand the importance of gentle pediatric dentistry.
Routine Dental Exams and Cleanings
Like adults, children should visit their dentist for a routine checkup and cleaning every six months. Dental exams play an essential role in monitoring oral health and ensuring the longevity of your child’s teeth, jaw, and gums.
We design each exam to be stress-free and relaxed. We engage the child by answering their questions and taking a welcoming approach to their care. We also offer interactive tutorials on the basics of oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing.
Dental sealants are an easy and cost-effective way to protect your child’s teeth from cavities and decay. These thin, plastic coatings can reduce tooth decay by nearly 80 percent. We apply the dental sealants as a protective shield on the grooves of your child’s molars. We recommend dental sealants for your child when the first molars emerge, typically around age six.
We offer an array of therapeutic dental treatments to keep your child’s oral health in an optimal state. Restorative dental treatments address various dental issues, including tooth decay and broken or chipped teeth.
- Tooth-colored dental fillings
- Dental crowns
- Fluoride treatments
- Tooth extractions
- Root canals
We highly encourage sedation dentistry in the form of nitrous oxide to optimize comfort during restorative procedures.
Emergency Dental Care
If your child experiences a dental injury, like an accident while playing sports, we are ready to offer treatment. We provide several options to repair or restore broken or chipped teeth or to replace missing teeth. Leaving dental problems untreated at an early age can harm your child’s oral health and damage their self-esteem.
If your child needs orthodontics for misaligned teeth or an improper bite, we recommend an appropriate treatment and refer you to a trusted specialist. We offer dental cleanings and care for children wearing traditional metal braces or clear aligners. Maintaining good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment is critical, including regular dental cleanings and restorative dental treatments.
Why Are Primary Teeth Important?
The primary teeth are your child’s baby teeth. While baby teeth will fall out as the permanent teeth come in, primary teeth serve a purpose. These teeth help establish healthy chewing and speaking habits. Therefore, it’s essential to practice good dental hygiene during early childhood.
A cavity in a baby tooth requires dental care. Not only may your child experience pain, but unresolved decay can lead to infection or damage to the permanent tooth under the gums. During your child’s routine dental cleanings, we check for signs of decay. Catching and resolving dental problems helps avoid more extensive decay or deterioration.
What To Expect From Your Child’s First Dental Visit
While we recommend scheduling your child’s first dental visit during the first year of life, it’s never too late for a first visit to the dentist. Our main goal during the first visit is to help you and your child relax and feel comfortable.
During the first visit, we will examine your child’s gums and teeth. Then, we will clean the teeth and may take x-rays to use as a foundation for future visits. With parental permission, we will also apply a fluoride treatment.
If a first dental visit is for emergency dental care, we will still work to make your child feel secure and comfortable. Our dentists have decades of experience treating children and providing emergency care.
Trust Atlanta Smiles for Quality Pediatric Dental Services
From the youngest members of your family to the oldest, we work diligently to meet each patient’s dental needs. Our team has the training and experience to provide excellent care in a comfortable environment. With us, you receive exceptional treatment provided with calmness and patience.
To learn more about pediatric dental services, schedule a consultation with Atlanta Smiles.