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Pediatric Dentistry - Cambridge, Oh

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Life

Jumpstarting Great Oral Health

Every child deserves to have a healthy, functional smile from the start. As a parent, it’s important that you help your child establish and maintain great oral hygiene habits. This involves visiting our dental office for routine pediatric dentistry appointments. Our friendly team at Woodlawn Dental Center is trained and experienced in treating patients of all ages and is here to create a safe and fun environment for your child or children. We welcome patients as young as 2 or 3 years of age for preventative dental care.

We’ve been providing caring pediatric dentistry in Cambridge, OH for three decades and know how to help your child feel relaxed throughout their treatment. We love helping kids jumpstart great oral health so much that we even have a portion of our team focused on pediatric care! We’ll ensure that their oral structures are growing and developing properly as well as provide preventive and emergency services as needed. And for parents, we’re here to answer your questions and concerns about the oral health of your growing child.

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What to Expect at Pediatric Dentistry Visits

Your child’s dental appointments are both to provide oral examinations and teeth cleanings as well as help him or her feel at ease at the dentist’s office. It may seem unnecessary to pay such close attention to baby teeth since they fall out, but establishing proper oral health at this stage of your child’s life is important. We want to ensure that a healthy foundation and good habits are in place for when your child’s adult teeth do come in. Our pediatric dentistry appointments in Cambridge, OH follow these general steps:

Step 1: Examination

Our dentists will complete a thorough examination of your child’s mouth. We may take low-radiation x-rays as well to assess bone health and look for signs of tooth decay. If we notice your child suffers from tongue-tie or lip-tie, or may benefit from a space maintainer or orthodontics, we may refer your child to a specialist for treatment. We also provide nitrous oxide, an incredibly safe form of mild sedation that can help restless or nervous children (over the age of 6) relax during their appointment.
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Step 2: Discussion

We’ll talk with you and your child about their dental health history as well as what oral health routines should be established and when. We’ll also discuss potentially bad habits that may develop, including thumb-sucking, and how to help overcome them. For older children in sports, we can also provide mouthguards to keep their teeth safe. If your child has tooth decay or needs more complex treatment, we will refer them to a pediatric specialist for care.
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Step 3: Cleaning

Next, we’ll gently clean your child’s teeth to remove any plaque that has accumulated naturally from eating and drinking. A healthy diet that limits sugary or starchy foods can also help protect their teeth from decay. For children who are three years of age and older, we encourage parents to help with brushing twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. Many apps and videos now exist to encourage proper toothbrushing in fun and engaging ways.
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Step 4: Sealants

We generally provide dental sealants and fluoride treatment as part of pediatric dentistry appointments. These help protect teeth from bacteria that cause cavities by filling the natural crevices of back molars. These treatments are fast and painless, helping your child’s teeth stay strong and healthy.
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Finding the Right Family Dentist

We know searching for a family dentist in Cambridge, OH you can trust can be time-consuming and at times frustrating. We assure you that not only is our team of dentists highly trained and experienced in modern and minimally invasive dentistry, we’re also able to welcome patients of all ages. From pediatric dentistry to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, we invite your entire family to experience a welcoming atmosphere, convenient scheduling, and advanced technology. We also accept numerous leading insurance companies and offer convenient hours. You should expect more from your family dentist. Come see what Woodlawn Dental Center has to offer!

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Help your child have a healthy smile.

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