No family dental office would be able to provide truly complete care without children’s dentistry. Kids need care that’s a little bit different from what we do for adults, as well as a dentist and team who are comfortable providing the fun and gentle dental services that children require. You’ll find that dentist and team at James A. Striebel Dentistry. Dr. James Striebel wants your whole family to have the healthy smiles they need to live great lives, and children’s dentistry is one way that he works toward this goal. Families from around Huber Heights, Ohio turn to Dr. Striebel and the team at James A. Striebel Dentistry for our compassionate care and total commitment.
Children’s dentistry includes checkups, hygiene, dental care education, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and other procedures to meet your child’s specific needs. We recommend you bring your child to us for the first time sometime between the ages of one and three. During the first appointment, we’ll make sure that things are developing properly and show you how to clean your child’s teeth. At this stage, a child isn’t really capable of brushing his or her own teeth, but you certainly can begin caring for their smiles at home. Not only does this protect important baby teeth from decay and damage, but allows children to become accustomed to practicing good oral hygiene habits at home.
The first few years of children’s dentistry consist of gentle cleanings and checkups. You may not think that baby teeth need that kind of attention; after all, they’re just going to fall out eventually anyway! However, we want them to fall out naturally when it’s time, not because of damage. These teeth act as guides for proper development. Also, gum disease can strike at any age, so we’ll want to make sure that we’re protecting your child from this big potential problem. Once the baby teeth begin to fall out and be replaced by permanent adult teeth, we will take extra precautions, like dental sealants and fluoride treatments, to cover and strengthen your child’s teeth against cavities.
Children’s dentistry from our Huber Heights family dental office won’t always meet every single one of your son or daughter’s needs. If a problem arises or your child needs treatment that we cannot offer, we’ll refer him or her to a specialist, such as a pediatric dentist. For most of your child’s needs though, we’re quite capable of delivering the solution.
Contact James A. Striebel Dentistry in Huber Heights, Ohio to make an appointment for your child or yourself today. For families in communities north of Dayton, including Vandalia and Northridge, we’re here with complete children’s dentistry and more.