What is a pediatric dentist?
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. Pediatric dentists like Dr. Buzz and Dr. Barnes have two to three years specialty training following dental school and limit their practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.
Dr. Buzz, Dr. Barnes, and our team love being around kids all the time. Kids are FUN! Kids are honest and are not worried about what they are going to say. They are excited about everything! We enjoy being creative and going above and beyond to make each visit a positive experience.
Your Child’s First Visit
In order to prevent dental problems, your child should visit Pediatric Dental Care in Franklin or Savannah when the first tooth appears, or no later than their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly erupted teeth (erupting at six to 12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning. This helps to build good oral health habits that will stay with them for their entire lives.
Home Oral Care
Home oral care, like brushing and flossing, are essential to remove the bacteria and plaque that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Starting at birth, clean your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth and water. Start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears. Parents should use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth twice daily as soon as they erupt and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush.
Once children are three to six years old, then the amount of fluoride toothpaste used should be increased to a pea-size dollop. You will still need to perform or assist your child’s tooth brushing at this point, as young children do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively. Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.
Your Child’s Experience at Pediatric Dental Care
Dr. Buzz and Dr. Barnes offer comprehensive dentistry for children, teens, and those with special needs.
- Preventive Care: Cleanings, exams, and sealants
- Restorative Care: Tooth-colored fillings
- Comfort Care: In-office oral sedation
In addition to our dental services, we offer a fun, exciting environment to enrich our patients’ dental experience. Most of our kids love that we have trains throughout our office, not to mention the video games!
Our entire team works hard to provide our patients with a loving, kid-friendly approach to oral health and education. The atmosphere and vibe we give is 100% positive—no judgement here!
See for yourself how the Pediatric Dental Care team, Dr. Buzz, and Dr. Barnes give their all for your little one’s smile. Schedule an appointment at our Franklin or Savannah office today!