We treat children ages 3-17
Pediatric dentistry isn’t just dentistry scaled down to kid-size; toddlers and children have unique needs and requirements when it comes to dental care. At Brush Rinse Floss, we strive to provide a fun, comfortable environment for our littlest patients! When kids are introduced to dentistry in a way they understand, they often do not have any fears of dental exams and treatments. In fact, most kids delight in learning about the process and tools used by our staff!
Establishing a solid foundation of good dental hygiene is extremely important for kids. Brush Rinse Floss offers pediatric dentistry for Detroit Metro from our 9 area locations, including Waterford Township, Berkley, Harper Woods, and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
When to Schedule Your Child’s First Appointment
The main purpose of your child’s first visit to the dentist is to get them accustomed to visiting the dentist and sitting in the dentist’s chair. It’s generally recommended that a child’s first dentist visit occur within six months of their first tooth eruption or before their first birthday. Although, there is some leeway if your toddler isn’t snacking at night and has moved away from bottles to drinking out of cups. Once your child reach two years in age they should be attending regular dental visits every six months.
What to Expect
Pediatric dental exams allow us to assess oral health concerns for your child. During your child’s first visit, you can expect the following:
• X-rays (as needed)
• Fluoride assessment
• Cleaning/removal of plaque and/or tartar
• Development of at-home care routine
According to the CDC, dental sealants help prevent up to 80% of cavities, making them a great option for cavity-prone kids. Dental sealants are usually applied to biting surfaces (especially back molars with deep grooves). Not only do sealants seal the tooth, protecting it from cavities, but create smooth surfaces that are easier to clean when brushing.
Schedule an Appointment
The team at Brush Rinse Floss looks forward to serving your children’s dental needs and putting them on the path to optimal oral health. Contact us today to learn more about our pediatric dentistry services, or to make your child’s first appointment with us today.