Pediatric Dentistry in Dagsboro, DE
Brafman Family Dentistry places great importance on giving an excellent start to your child’s dental care. Most children should have their first dental visit by the age of two. At that point, most, if not all, of their primary teeth should be in place.
We want your child to develop a non-fearing, positive relationship with our dentists and hygienists. We also want to educate new parents about nutrition and proper care for their children.
Has your child ever begged you not to leave the dentist? Impossible you say? Not at our office. It could be our gentle touch and special way with kids. Both Dr. Kevin and Wendy Brafman and staff will treat your family with years of experience trained to put children’s dentistry at ease. Our doctors prefer to see our pediatric patients early in the day when they are rested and fresh. This raises their level of cooperation so children have a better experience. We teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth and, just as important, they learn that going to the dentist can be fun.
Some dental problems begin very early in life. One concern is early childhood tooth decay, a serious condition caused by a child staying on the bottle (or breast) too long. Another problem is gum disease. About 40 percent of children two to three years old have at least a mild inflammation of the gum tissues. Oral habits (such as finger sucking) should also be checked. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chances of preventing problems. Strong, healthy teeth help your child chew food easily, speak clearly, and feel good about his or her appearance.
Tooth decay and children no longer have to go hand-in-hand. At our office, we are most concerned with all aspects of preventive care. We use the latest in sealant technology to protect your child’s teeth. Sealants are space-age plastics that are bonded to the chewing surfaces decay-prone back teeth. This is just one of the ways we will set the foundation of your child’s lifetime of good oral health.
What if the general dentist recommends that I take my child to a pediatric dental specialist?
Depending on how well the child’s first visit goes in our office the doctors will assess whether the child would be better treated by a pediatric dentist. Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating children’s dental issues and they typically only provide care to kids (from toddlers to teenagers).
If your child has complex issues or needs sedation to complete their dental work, Dr. Kevin and Wendy Brafman will discuss with you what will be best for your child.