A pediatric dentist has the experience, skill, and patience to care for the dental health of children from infancy through the teenage years. With a team of dedicated and highly qualified dental professionals, Storts Family Dentistry is the perfect option for your child’s oral care.
Providing Comprehensive Dental Services
At Storts Family Dentistry, we offer oral exams for infants, dental cleaning, fluoride treatments, habit counseling, gum disease management, and treatments for dental injuries. We even provide cosmetic dental options such as orthodontics. Although it’s best to wait until a child’s permanent teeth have come in before they get braces, it’s never too early for an orthodontic evaluation. During these evaluations, we look for possible issues such as overbites and underbites.
Teaching Children At-home Dental Care
Regular dental visits also give dentists an opportunity to provide children and their parents with helpful oral hygiene tips. This can include the proper way to brush and floss. Pediatric dentists may also recommend or even provide the toothbrush or toothpaste brands that are most suitable for your child.
Fighting the Effects of Sugar
According to a 2012 CBS News report, 16% of the total calories children consume are the result of added sugars. Because sugar is widely known to cause tooth decay and cavities, it’s especially important that children receive proper dental care and attention. If not, they could experience painful and undesirable long-term complications. The Mayo Clinic notes that there are some rare cases where tooth decay can potentially lead to abscesses and severe infections.
Call 580-223-6720 today to inquire more about our pediatric dentistry services or to schedule your child’s appointment. If you are visiting us for the first time, please complete the new patient form online.