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What You Need to Know About Children's Dentistry

How your dentists in Decatur can help your childchildren's dentistry

When should my child visit the dentist? What types of dental treatments are necessary for children? How should I prepare my child for the first dental visit? These are just a few of the questions you might have about children’s dentistry. Drs. Natalie and Chad Corley at Corley Family Dental in Decatur, IL, want to share the facts of what you need to know about children’s dentistry.

The truth is your child is at risk for tooth decay the minute the first tooth erupts. That’s why it’s recommended that your child’s first visit is within 6 months of tooth eruption and at least by the first year.

You can help prepare your child by talking positively about visiting the dentist. Don’t share negative thoughts about the dentist because your child will pick up on them and be afraid. Read to your child and tell positive stories about visiting the dentist.

Children’s dental offices are often filled with kid-friendly artwork and furniture to make your child feel at home. The staff is specially trained to help your child relax and feel comfortable in the office.

When your child visits Corley Family Dental for the first time, they will receive an easy dental examination and possibly x-rays depending on your child’s age. A member of the staff will do a quick cleaning and possibly a fluoride treatment, again depending on the age of your child.

Once the permanent teeth have erupted, dental sealants might be recommended. The liquid resin is flowed into the deep grooves and crevices in your child’s teeth and hardened with an ultraviolet light. The purpose of sealants is to shield your teeth from the bacterial plaque that causes tooth decay.

If your child does have tooth decay, the dentists at Corley Family Dental offer a full range of services including:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental bonding
  • Root canal treatment
  • Extractions
  • Emergency dental services

If your child needs dental care, don’t worry. Drs. Natalie and Chad Corley at Corley Family Dental in Decatur, IL, can help. For more information on children’s dental services, please visit their website at http://www.corleyfamilydental.com/childrens-pediatric-dentistry-decatur-il.html

Get your child started on the road to dental health by calling today!