WILTON SMILES

Pediatric Dentistry

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At Wilton Smiles, we believe in providing complete dental care for the whole family, and that includes your little ones. Our team has years of experience working with children of all ages, and we work hard to make every visit a positive and stress-free experience for children – and for you, the parent.

Why Choose Wilton Smiles for Pediatric Dentistry?

Choosing a pediatric dentist is an important and sometimes difficult decision, and we believe that our team at Wilton Smiles can be the right choice for your family. Our dentist office in Wilton is both welcoming and friendly to children, and we make every effort to ensure that our youngest patients feel totally comfortable and safe during their visits. Our team also works closely with parents and caregivers to help them understand the best techniques for oral care at home, so their kids can have healthy teeth from an early age!

Your Child’s First Visit

We understand that a child’s first visit to the dentist can be intimidating, and we will work with you to make it as seamless and as comfortable as possible. Our team will give your child a tour of our friendly office, show them how to brush their teeth in the mirror, and explain to them what they can expect during their visit. 

We’ll also work closely with parents to answer any questions they might have and make sure that everyone is comfortable before beginning any treatments.

Pediatric Dental Services

At Wilton Smiles, we offer a wide range of dental services for children, including:

      • Routine cleanings and check-ups
      • Dental sealants to prevent cavities
      • Fluoride treatments for strengthening teeth
      • Tooth-colored fillings
      • Tooth extractions
      • Orthodontic consultations (referrals provided for specialized care)

At Wilton Smiles, our team is committed to helping your child achieve and maintain a healthy smile as they continue to grow.

Preventive Care

We believe that great dental health begins with a great preventive routine! That’s why parents can count on us to create a successful home care schedule, including brushing and flossing every day and avoiding sugary treats – so we can help promote healthy teeth and gums!

To complement this plan of action at home, your child also receives regular checkups to provide any needed treatments, like fluoride or sealants if necessary.

Gentle Treatments for Pediatric Patients

When it comes to happy and stress-free dental visits, we know how especially important it is for kids. We want your little ones to be as comfortable and relaxed during the process as possible, so they don’t experience any anxiety or fear about what’s going on around their mouth. 

We do this by making sure they understand exactly what we’re doing before starting the appointment with us. This helps to reduce overall stress levels, which means less pain and happier children!

 

Parental Involvement

Parents play a very important role in their child’s oral health. By encouraging good habits from an early age, parents can help their kids develop healthy dental habits that will last for a lifetime. It’s important for parents to talk often with their children about dental hygiene, and to schedule regular dental check-ups for their child’s oral health. Our team is here to support parents, and we can provide guidance to help children maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Tips for Good Oral Health

Maintaining good oral health is essential for your child’s overall health and well-being. Here are some tips to help promote healthy dental habits:

      • Brush twice daily for at least two minutes each time using a fluoride toothpaste.
      • Floss once a day to remove food particles and plaque between the teeth.
      • Limit sugary foods and drinks – they can increase the risk of cavities and tooth decay.
      • Encourage a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, which can help prevent gum disease.Schedule regular dental check-ups to keep an eye on your child’s oral health and catch any issues early. Drinking plenty of water can also help to maintain good oral health, by washing away food particles and bacteria from the mouth.

By following these tips, you can help your child develop a strong foundation in healthy oral hygiene that will last an entire lifetime!

Dental Emergency Preparedness

As parents we know that dental emergencies can happen at any time, and it’s important to be prepared. If your child experiences a knocked-out tooth, or a broken tooth, for example, it’s important to stay calm and take action immediately. Keep the tooth moist and contact our office right away for emergency dental care. We can provide guidance on what to do in the moment and how to minimize pain and damage to the affected area. By being prepared for dental emergencies, parents can help their children receive prompt and effective treatment.

We understand the importance of building healthy habits from a young age, and we are committed to providing your child with a comfortable and completely positive dental experience. Our experienced team at Wilton Smiles is dedicated to helping your child maintain a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime by instilling great oral health habits early on. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child, and let us help them, and you, in their dental care journey!

Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

When should my child first visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends that children see a dentist by their first birthday or when their first tooth comes in, whichever comes first.

How often should my child visit the dentist?

We recommend that children visit the dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and check-up.

What are Dental sealants?

Dental sealants are a plastic coating that we apply to your child’s teeth, and they’re an important part of preventing tooth decay. If your kids have particularly deep grooves in their teeth or if they’re at high risk for cavities because there is little room left between the gaps where food can accumulate while brushing, dental sealants may be right for them. These coatings also last up to five years before needing replacement, saving you time and money.

Are dental x-rays safe for children?

Yes, dental x-rays are safe for children when appropriate safety measures are taken, such as using lead aprons to protect their bodies and limiting the frequency of x-rays.

What can I do to help my child maintain good oral health at home?

Encourage your child to brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss at least once a day. Limit sugary snacks and drinks, and make sure your child is getting enough fluoride through toothpaste and/or a fluoride treatment at the dentist.

Written by 
Mark Kaufman
Published on
May 8, 2023

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