Kind, compassionate dental care for your child in Glenpool, OK.
One of the best things you can do for your child’s long term health is to support good oral care.
There are ways you can help at home with regular brushing, flossing, and healthy eating. But it is important to make regular visits to our office as part of your child’s care as his or her mouth grows and permanent teeth develop.
Our number one goal is for your child to have a positive dental visit. We have taken special care to create a friendly environment that makes children feel safe and comfortable. We use the most advanced technology ensuring that your kids are getting care that is safe, comfortable, and effective.
We are committed to providing your kids with the most caring and compassionate care available. Make an appointment with Dr. White today, and learn more about dental care for kids below.
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Ages & Stages
Your child’s teeth and mouth go through a significant number of changes as they grow from babies to adolescents.
It’s important to have good dental care to encourage good habits and to identify and treat problems that can affect your children’s oral health now and into adulthood.
Here are just a few ages and stages to consider:
Infants & Toddlers
This is an important time to encourage good habits and identify any developmental problems. Babies can benefit from gentle cleaning of gums and emerging teeth using washcloths and baby toothbrushes.
We recommend that children begin having bi-annual checkups by age 2 or 3. Dr. White looks for signs of decay, which is becoming increasingly more common in preschoolers, checks for healthy developmental milestones, and can address your concerns about thumb sucking or bottle and pacifier use.
This is a time of considerable change in your child’s teeth, mouth, and jaw. Children learn to independently care for their teeth and will begin to lose their baby teeth around age 6 or 7.
At this same time, your child will likely begin brushing independently but may still need help flossing until about ages 8 to 10. To encourage good flossing habits consider using handy floss holders or tie a string of floss into a loop for easier gripping.
Office visits may include x-rays, sealants, fluoride treatments, and more advanced treatment procedures such as fillings. Dr. White and his staff handle these situations with patience, care, and compassion.
Tween to Teen
During this time, permanent teeth continue to erupt and the jaw continues to grow. Dr. White will assess both the position and alignment of your child’s teeth and talk to you about the need for orthodontic care. More than just cosmetic, aligned teeth are easier to care for and put less stress on the mouth and chewing muscles.
This is also an important time to talk about protecting your child’s adult teeth from disease, decay or injury from sports. Talk to Dr. White about his recommendations for keeping your child’s adult teeth healthy and strong.
Let us be an important part of your child’s health and development. We are committed to providing your kids with kind, compassionate care.
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