Pediatric Dentistry St. Cloud, FL
At Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we want to provide high-quality dental care to your entire family. Dr. Yang Hua enjoys treating children and is pleased to offer pediatric dentistry for your youngest family members.
Preventive care today can make a big difference in your child’s oral health in the future. Children who see their dentist regularly are more inclined to grow up to be adults who continue to take good care of their oral health.
Dr. Hua recommends you start bringing your children to the dentist when their back molars start to come in. Of course, if you have questions or concerns prior to that, we invite you to give us a call!
Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
This is a milestone in your child’s life, and we will do everything we can to make it a pleasant experience for both of you. The first visit is more about making sure your child becomes comfortable sitting in the dental chair and grows accustomed to the sights and sounds of a dental office. Dr. Hua and his team will create a pleasant and fun experience to ensure your child looks forward to coming back.
Dr. Hua realizes that young attention spans can be short, so he will conduct a quick examination, primarily to ensure that developmental milestones have been reached. He will also take the time to discuss proper home care with you. Kids normally don’t have the dexterity to take care of their own brushing and flossing until they are about six years old, so it’s up to the parents to help with that.
This is a great time to bring up any questions you might have about your child’s oral health.
The Importance of Preventive Care for Your Child
We generally recommend that dental x-rays be taken once a year for all patients, and this includes children. This will enable Dr. Hua to look for decay and other issues that might not be visible to the naked eye. It is important to take care of cavities that form in baby teeth, even though those teeth will eventually be lost. Left untreated, cavities in primary teeth can have a detrimental effect on permanent teeth.
Dr. Hua will also discuss the possibility of fluoride treatment and dental sealants, both of which can help prevent cavities. Sealants, in particular, are effective at preventing decay from forming in the deep grooves of the back molars.
Call Us about Pediatric Dentistry in the Orlando Area
The entire team at Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud looks forward to making your child’s first visit to the dentist a pleasant one that sets him or her on the course for a lifetime of good oral health. Our commitment is to provide you and your entire family with high-quality, compassionate dental care. Call today to schedule an appointment!