Creating Lifelong Healthy Smiles with Children's Dentistry
Our office regularly cares for the dental needs of children as young as three years old. However, if you notice that your child has a problem with his or her teeth or gums prior to this age, please schedule an appointment. You may also want to bring your child to your dental checkup when he or she is about two so that your child can become familiar with the sights, sounds, and friendly helpers in our Marietta dental office. We call this a Happy Visit. Your child's independent checkup at age three will involve a tooth-by-tooth inspection and periodontal exam. The dentist will check for proper development, as well as tooth decay and other areas of concern.
Regular Kid's Dental Checkups & Hygiene Visits
As your child grows, he or she will need regular checkups and hygiene visits to ensure optimal oral health. Our team will also teach oral homecare techniques so that your child can learn how to effectively brush and floss, with your help at first, then on his or her own. The dentist may recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements. Sealants are thin, clear coatings that protect hard-to-clean back teeth from the sugars that cause tooth decay. Fluoride attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and ward off cavities. Because most bottled water does not contain fluoride, your child may be deficient in this essential mineral. Sealants and fluoride supplements are quick and easy protective measures that can save your little one from cavities.
Let us help your children learn the importance of optimal oral health from a young age. In some cases, we refer children to periodontists, who are specialists in children's dentistry. We will help you make the best choices for your child's unique and precious personality.
Patients of All Ages Need Dental Cleaning & Preventive Care
As your family dentist in Marietta, we are happy to provide top-notch dental care for the whole family. From great grandma and grandpa to your crew’s youngest smiles, patients of all ages benefit from regular checkups and cleanings at Elite Dentistry.
During the dental cleaning, our hygienists remove the plaque and tartar buildup that causes tooth decay and gum disease. We will also measure the pockets that exist between your teeth and gums. Deep pockets indicate an infection and the need for periodontal therapy. To finish off the hygiene portion of your appointment, your dental hygienist polishes and flosses between each tooth for that good, clean feeling we all love after a visit to the dentist.
Once your teeth are sparkling clean, your dentist performs a close inspection of your smile to make sure it’s as healthy as can be. What are we looking for in this exam? Some of the things that could affect your oral health include…
- Gum disease
- Worn dental work
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues
- Nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Indications of oral cancer
- And more...
If we do spot an issue with your tooth or gum health, we’ll put together a plan for treatment as soon as possible,
We Leave Lasting Impressions. Call Elite Dentistry today to schedule your appointment or consultation with Our team. Our Marietta dental office serves Atlanta, Roswell, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Sandy Springs, and surrounding areas with personalized dentistry for distinctive elite smiles.