Pediatric Care at Le Mars Dental Center
At Le Mars Dental Center, we believe familiarizing kids with dental care and good oral hygiene is key to a healthy future. Helping them understand early that the dentist office isn’t a scary place can pave the way for smooth and comfortable interactions down the road.
Le Mars Dental Center focuses on prevention, detection and early intervention to help ensure your child’s smile will stay strong and healthy for a lifetime. Early exams also teach kids good dental habits when they are young that can last a lifetime.
Regular visits for children and teenagers can help dentists predict and correct future problems early in childhood. They will also determine if permanent teeth are progressing correctly.
Le Mars Dental Center also provides mouthguards for children, which can prevent injury or trauma during sports or activities. Other types of mouthguard appliances protect the teeth from wear for children – and adults – who grind their teeth while sleeping.
At a children’s visit, your dentist will examine for:
- Cavities and decay
- Grinding and signs of wear
- Gum disease
- Bite and tooth alignment
- Development of permanent teeth
A children’s exam may also include:
- X-rays or imaging
- Fluoride or sealant treatments
- A discussion of early intervening orthodontics
- Lip and tongue-tie evaluation
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends children have their first exam between six months and one year of age.