Pediatric Dentistry At Dental Partners of Vero Beach
Dental Partners of Vero Beach provides pediatric dentistry in Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-569-4118 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Here at Dental Partners of Vero Beach, our goal is to partner with you to lay the foundation for a lifetime of good dental health for your children. We teach them the proper way to take care of their teeth and that going to the dentist can be fun. We want to provide the best pediatric dental experience possible in an environment that is calm and inviting. Many parents choose our practice for their family because of our ability to deal with all types of child behavior and special needs.
Vero Beach, Florida’s Premier Pediatric Dentist
When you visit our office in Vero Beach, Florida, you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. Our team is caring and friendly and we work hard to create a welcoming and compassionate atmosphere. With years of experience in pediatric dentistry and working with kids, we offer a wide array of pediatric services, including:
- BPA Free Tooth Colored Fillings
- Infant Dentistry
- Interceptive Orthodontics
- Nitrous Oxide for Children
- Pit and Fissure Sealant
- Space Maintainer
Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dentistry
Why is pediatric dentistry important?
Naturally, pediatric dentistry is important because we want children to understand the importance of caring for their teeth and how to brush, floss, and make good food choices for dental health. Pediatric dentistry is also important because by establishing a trusting relationship with their dentist, children learn to be comfortable at the dentists’ office rather than feeling anxious. If you only bring your child to the dentist when there’s something wrong, they’ll have negative associations with dentistry, but come in regularly for exams and cleanings, and they’ll see dental appointments as something positive.
What causes decay in children’s teeth?
Eating too much sugar and not doing a sufficient job brushing are the one-two punch that causes most decay in children’s teeth—and in adults’ teeth too, for that matter! We’d never expect kids to give up candy and treats entirely, but they shouldn’t be an everyday occurrence. It’s also important to brush, or at least rinse the teeth with water, after consuming sugary snacks. When sugar is left on the tooth surfaces, it turns into plaque and breeds bacteria, releasing acid into the mouth that wears away enamel, leaving weak spots where decay can form.
How often do you take a toddler to the dentist?
All patients over the age of 12 months should see the dentist every six months—even toddlers. Plaque eventually turns into tartar, and the only way to remove tartar is with a professional teeth cleaning. When teeth are polished after being cleaned, it creates a smooth surface that makes it harder for tartar to accumulate.
Do you need to fill cavities in baby teeth?
Many parents think that their children’s dental problems can be left untreated as long as they involve baby teeth. Although that’s what your parents and grandparents may tell you, it’s just not true—untreated cavities can cause pain, spread to neighboring teeth, and even cause infection in other parts of the body. Dental fillings are simple and inexpensive, so there’s no reason not to take care of cavities in baby teeth unless they’re about to fall out. It is extremely important to keep the baby teeth in place to help guide the adult teeth into proper position. If baby teeth are prematurely lost, we can see the collapse of jaw structure and less room for the adult teeth to erupt properly.
Are dental sealants safe for my child?
Yes, dental sealants have a history of safe use. We use a BPA-free coating to seal pits and fissures and prevent cavities from forming.
Call (772) 569-4118 to schedule your appointment.