Pediatric Dentistry in Apex, NC
At Olive Chapel Family Dentistry, we provide dental care for the entire family!
We are skilled at treating patients at all life stages and levels of health. We know that our families today are busy people, and running all over town to get dental care for the whole family can add an unnecessary complication to your daily routine.
We proudly offer pediatric dentistry in our Apex, NC dental office and provide a full range of pediatric services to ensure that your child has a healthy foundation in good oral health.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child have their first dental visit around their first birthday. This visit is as much about developing a relationship with parents as it is making sure your child is developing properly. It is also beneficial in helping your child grow accustomed to the dental office and having someone look at their teeth.
We will perform an exam and make sure that they are developing properly. We will also demonstrate how to effectively clean your child’s teeth and discuss any questions about diet and nutrition that you might have.
As Your Child Grows
As your little one develops, we will add in more preventive dental treatments and diagnostic tools when it is appropriate and your child is ready to cooperate. A dental cleaning, exam, and dental x-rays are a good way to make sure they stay on track with good health.
For children who are at risk for decay or have a history of it, we also offer preventive treatments such as fluoride and dental sealants to protect their teeth. Fluoride strengthens enamel and protects your teeth from the bacteria that cause decay. Dental sealants are a barrier we place on the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth where decay is most likely to occur.
Why Saving Baby Teeth Is Important
Patients often wonder why we take such great care in saving your child’s primary teeth since they are eventually going to fall out anyway. Baby teeth actually help guide permanent teeth during the growing process. Baby teeth reserve room for permanent teeth. Without them, your child’s teeth may drift, creating misalignment and increasing the chance that they will need orthodontics later.
Fillings for Kids
Chances are, your little one will require a filling at some point during their childhood. As with our adult patients, we take extra care to make sure your child is comfortable for all procedures in our office. Dr. Prusik knows your child is precious and treats them that way! We want them to enjoy their time with us. Pain-free dentistry helps them get started on a path to excellent oral health without fear or anxiety.
Contact Us to Schedule an Exam for Your Child
Contact our Apex, NC dental office today to schedule your family’s next preventive dentistry appointments. We look forward to welcoming you to our office and helping your family stay healthy and enjoy beautiful smiles.