Pediatric Dentistry

Savannah Dental

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Savannah, GA

Give your child the best chance at oral health with pediatric dentistry at Savannah Dental. The well-regarded family practice, serving Georgians from Savannah, Georgia, and throughout Chatham County, offers pediatric dentistry catering to the unique needs of both children and teens. To get started, book an appointment with the friendly office online or over the phone today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is dental care designed to cater to the unique needs of children and young people. The team at Savannah Dental has ample experience working with children. Their goal is to make sure that your child feels comfortable in the office, and that they actually have fun too.

The practice also offers a more grownup experience for teens who have outgrown balloons, trains, and stuffed animals.

What happens during a pediatric dentistry visit?

During a pediatric dentistry visit, Savannah Dental may perform any number of services, depending on the nature of the visit and the age of your child. Some of the many pediatric dentistry services that the practice offers include:

Routine cleanings and exams

During routine cleanings and exams, your provider deep cleans your child’s teeth and looks for potential problems, like cavities. When working with younger children, they also use this time to teach your little one how to properly brush and floss their teeth. 

Sealants and fluoride treatments

Another important pediatric dentistry service that Savannah Dental provides is the application of sealants and/or fluoride. Sealants and fluoride treatments are preventive dental procedures that protect your child’s teeth from developing tooth decay.

Sealants are a special type of plastic resin. When the team applies a thin layer of sealant to the chewing surface of your child’s teeth, the sealant bonds with the tooth and fills in its grooves and crevices. Once bonded, the sealant makes teeth less susceptible to damage by food particles, debris, and bacteria.

Your provider may administer fluoride to your child’s teeth as a gel, rinse, or foam. Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel, making it more difficult for cavities to take hold.

Other types of pediatric dental services that Savannah Dental offers include: infant oral health exams, nutrition counseling, emergency dental care, cavity repair, tooth defect repair, thumb sucking counseling, pacifier counseling, and orthodontics. 

Why is pediatric dentistry important?

Pediatric dentistry is important for a number of reasons. First, the earlier you start your child’s dental care, the better chance they have at lifelong oral health.

Second, pediatric dentistry allows your child the opportunity to start their dental care on a positive note. Pediatric dentists understand children, and they’re here to make sure that your child has a positive experience from the start.

Early positive experiences with the team at Savannah Dental will help prevent your child from developing dental phobias.

Pediatric dentistry is an essential component to your child’s current and future wellbeing. To schedule your child’s visit with Savannah Dental, reach out to the practice online or over the phone today.