As a family-friendly dental office, Savannah Dental Care would be more than happy to provide dental care for your kids. Our team loves making dentistry fun for our younger patients so they can be set up for success when it comes to their smiles. We also have amenities throughout our office to help your child have a more fun-filled time while at our practice.
Our Approach to Kids’ Dental Care
We realize that children’s experiences in our dental offices can greatly affect how they feel about dental care for the rest of their lives, and we don’t take this lightly! Our aim is to make your child’s experience with us the best it can possibly be, each and every time. That’s a promise.
General Dentistry for Kids of All Ages
At Savannah Dental Care, we see kids of all ages. We welcome you to bring your infant, toddler, child, or teen to us so we can provide them with gentle, personality dentistry that leaves them with a bright, happy smile. According to the American Dental Association, parents should schedule their kid’s first dental visit either soon after they get their first tooth or by their first birthday.
We’re constantly striving to raise the bar when it comes to dental care by offering advanced technology and treatments. When it comes to children’s dentistry, we are excited to offer the option of no-shot fillings. We also have gentle sedation available, including laughing gas (nitrous oxide) if you believe it would help your child receive the dental treatment they need.
We Love Kids!
Fun Dentist’s Office for Children
We strive to create a warm, friendly environment because we want our patients to be able to feel comfortable and relaxed while we look after their dental health. There is no exception when it comes to our younger patients! We have several amenities kids are welcome to enjoy at our dental office in Aubrey, TX:
- Play Area in Lobby
- Video Games
- Cartoons on TVs in Treatment Rooms
- Pillows & Blankets
- Surprise Toys
At what age should my child have their first visit?
The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Dental Associations recommend children visit a dentist by their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts. Having seen the benefits firsthand, we highly recommend this as early visits give us time to identify and reduce any risk factors we may find that could lead to future complications. Not only will we ensure your child’s oral health is in good shape but we’ll also provide you with the tools and key information needed to take care of your child’s teeth for a lifetime of bright, healthy smiles.
Is sedation safe for my child?
Our team consists of highly trained practitioners who have studied dentistry and sedation methods in-depth. At Savannah Dental Care, your child’s smile is in safe hands. Every step of the way, we will thoroughly explain your child’s options so you can rest assured that your child’s dental experience will be painless and stress-free. There are various types of sedation we could recommend for your little one, ranging from nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) to an oral medication to IV sedation. Which sedation we use depends on your child’s specific needs. To learn more, talk to one of our team members to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bellingham. Together, we can determine what type of sedation fits your child’s needs the best.
My child lost a baby tooth and the socket won’t stop bleeding. Now what?
This is a completely normal part of losing baby teeth, so there’s no cause for alarm. Have your child bite down on a clean, folded piece of gauze or cloth placed over the bleeding area for 15 minutes. Repeat once if necessary. Call us right away if the bleeding continues, and we’ll guide you through the next steps.
How can I prepare my child for a lifetime of good oral hygiene?
Getting routine teeth cleanings from a young age is an important part of ensuring your child has the building blocks for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. It’s at this stage in their life that they should learn healthy habits that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. We recommend getting cleanings twice a year just to make sure there are no cavities and that all teeth are developing properly. Once they’re old enough to understand, we’ll also encourage them to be active participants in maintaining their oral health.
What if my child is scared of the dentist?
At Savannah Dental Care, our friendly staff loves kids and they love us! We pride ourselves on our gentle and compassionate touch that shows kids the dentist’s office is nothing to fear. Our kid-friendly amenities also help reinforce that visiting the dentist can be fun. They might even look forward to coming back!