Pediatric Dentistry An Overview
Did You Know?… More than half of all first graders and 80% of 17-year-olds need a cavity filling!
According to research, the most common chronic childhood disease in America is tooth decay, costing parents hundreds of dollars in dental care and causing students to miss valuable time from school. The best way to prevent cavities and tooth decay in children is through regular visits to the dentist and routine teeth cleanings.
Family Dentistry Virginia Beach
Seeing a family dentist often means more convenience and flexibility with the entire family treated by the same dentist. Dr. Cappy Sinclair is a family dentist in Virginia Beach and sees children as young as age 4.
Pediatric Dentistry What to Expect
A Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
Where a pediatric dentist is solely focused on children, our office is family oriented. We encourage parents to bring their children to the dentist early so they can become familiar with our dental office. Our staff is trained to make children feel as comfortable as possible. Children look to parents for signs, so the best thing you can do for your child is to remain calm and relaxed.
Routine pediatric dentistry visits will include:
- Teeth cleaning
- Diagnostic x-rays (as needed)
- Charting of teeth and existing tooth conditions
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Evaluation of the gums
- Examination of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and jaw position
- Educating Parents for Pediatric Dentistry
Importance of Pediatric Dentistry
Parents and guardians are they key to optimal pediatric dental health. Setting good examples at home and teaching habits early will help to establish optimal long term dental health. Good oral health contributes to the overall health of the child as well as their self-image and feelings of achievement.
Dr. Sinclair and staff work with parents and guardians to help them teach proper pediatric dental care and address common issues such as thumb sucking, tooth decay, orthodontic treatment, and wisdom teeth removal.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are looking for a Virginia Beach, Norfolk, or Chesapeake, VA area pediatric dentist, consider Dr. Cappy Sinclair. Enjoy the convenience that a family dentist offers, and feel comfortable knowing that you’ll receive comprehensive, advanced dental care in a state-of-the-art facility. Call (757) 453-7657 or request an appointment online today.