At Merkley Family Dentistry, our Penfield pediatric dentist helps your child establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. We focus on a preventive approach to help keep your child’s smile cavity-free from the start. At every checkup, our caring team of professionals provides personalized attention so that your child will feel comfortable and relaxed throughout his or her course of care.
As soon as your child’s first tooth comes in, usually around his or her first birthday, it’s time for a visit with our Penfield pediatric dentist. We strive to make your child’s first dental checkup a positive, stress-free experience, and utilize advanced techniques to allay worry and anxiety. We will instruct you on how to care for your child’s teeth as they develop, and as your child grows older, we will teach him or her more about the importance and responsibility of oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing, maintaining a diet that’s low in sugar and periodic dental checkups are easy steps your child can take towards maintaining healthy teeth and gums. At every visit, our dentist will track the growth and development or your child’s teeth, gums and their supporting structures assisted by advanced technology as needed to diagnose oral health problems from their outset, when they are typically the easiest to treat. Although cavities can occur at any age, due to lifestyle and dietary habits, children are especially susceptible. For extra protection against tooth decay, we offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Dental sealants are protective coatings, painted on the biting surfaces of your child’s permanent molars to prevent plaque and food debris from depositing in the crevices. Fluoride is a mineral, which we apply to the surfaces of teeth to prevent the erosion of enamel.
Our Penfield pediatric dentist and experienced professional staff strive to make every visit informative and engaging for you and your child. At Merkley Family Dentistry, we provide the quality preventive care you and your family deserve. To schedule a checkup for your child, call today.