Lifelong good oral health starts in childhood, the dental care habits that children learn at an early age will help them keep their teeth and gums in good shape for their whole lives. When it comes to the needs of very young children, a mouth is not just a mouth; the approach of our pediatric dentist in Cuyahoga Falls OH towards a very young developing mouth is very different than that of a general dentist towards an adult mouth. At Healthy State Valley Dental we know that first impressions matter so our whole staff makes sure that the young patients have a comfortable, fun experience that will make them look forward to coming to the dentist and getting actively involved in caring for their own teeth.
Our pediatric dentist in Cuyahoga Falls OH specializes in diagnosing early tooth decay and any problems with decay or bite caused by bottles or pacifiers, the way in which the teeth, jaw and gums are developing as well as teething issues such as early or late eruptions, acute discomfort, or a tooth erupting behind another tooth. Our practice also responds to dental emergencies such as loose teeth, injuries to the mouth and broken teeth or discolored teeth. We also look at facial structure and possible orthopedic issues that can be handled best at an early age including a palate that is too narrow or small, crowded teeth or an underbite. Our practice will also monitor the effects of thumb sucking, lip sucking and teeth grinding, Speech issues are a big concern with young children and these can often be associated with the development of teeth and the tongue in relationship to the mouth.
Our pediatric dentist in Cuyahoga Falls OH seeks to actively prevent tooth decay. Our program consists of regular checkups of the child’s teeth as well as regular dental cleanings. Our staff continually reinforces the use of good dental care techniques and building up good care habits in our young patients. We also recommend the use of dental sealants for young teeth. Bring your children to our office and start them on a lifetime of good oral health.