Children should develop good habits for oral hygiene at an early age. Studies have shown that when kids are taught to take care of their gums and teeth while they are still young, they are more likely to maintain healthy smiles as they grow older. Here at the office of Justin Devack, DMD PA we provide dental services not just to adult patients but also to young children.
Our practice in Tamarac, FL is very child-friendly, and our staff is gentle and trained to help kids feel at ease during their visits.
Pediatric Dentistry Services We Offer
We treat and provide dental care to children of all ages. We recommend that you take your child to a dentist on or before their first birthday so that their oral health can be monitored and evaluated to detect any dental problems at the onset. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages “First visit by the first birthday” to lower their risk of early childhood cavities.
- Complete oral care
- Preventative care
- Oral examination to check for diseases and conditions
- Customized dental plans specially for children
- Tools and tips to help kids keep their mouth healthy
- Diet counseling
- And if necessary, referral to a pediatric dental specialist
Your Child’s First Visit
If this is the first time your child is seen by a dentist, it’s important to prepare yourself for your appointment. Consider what you want to know and what questions you want to ask your child’s dentist. It’s also essential to look for an office that is knowledgeable about children’s oral health including the care, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common childhood dental problems.
You also need to prepare your child for their first dental visit. If your child is old enough to understand, you can give them a virtual tour of the dentist’s office. You can also tell your child about your own positive experiences with your dentist so that they are less likely to feel anxious or afraid.
What to Expect
Dr. Devack will review your child’s medical history and discuss your child’s overall oral health including the development of his or her gums and teeth, bite, and how you can stop poor oral habits like thumb-sucking or teeth grinding.
He will also give advice about dental care at home including what toothpaste to use, how to brush your child’s teeth correctly, what foods to feed them, and so on. Finally, a follow-up care plan will be provided to safeguard your child’s oral health.
Tooth decay has become increasingly common in young children. Protect your child’s smile. Call our office at (954) 715-1522 today.