As a first time parent or as a newcomer to the Glendale area, you have many decisions to make for your child’s welfare. Selecting a practice to provide pediatric dental services might be one of the most important of those decisions. The condition of your child’s mouth influences appearance, self-esteem, nutrition, and physical wellness – now and for the rest of his or her life. The right dental team helps you instill excellent lifetime oral habits and a positive attitude about dental care. For savvy parents throughout the Glendale area, that team is Dr. Sameet Koppikar and his staff at the Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix.
The significance of early dental care
“Why worry about taking him to the dentist now? Baby teeth are going to fall out anyway.” Sadly, that is a common misconception. The health of your child’s mouth, even before the first teeth emerge, plays a vital role in overall wellness. Regular dental visits allow the dentist to identify conditions such as thrush and baby bottle syndrome, talk with you about pacifiers, and plan for baby’s oral development. Baby teeth are important place keepers for adult teeth. Gum disease can develop at any age, and your child shouldn’t have to suffer the embarrassment and discomfort of tooth decay.
The dentist who treats your child acts as your advisor, offers educational resources, and provides information that helps you make the best possible healthcare decisions for your family. As your little one grows into a teen, easy rapport is established with the dental team. This builds a trusting relationship where the adolescent can confide in the dental team about appearance concerns, discomfort, and outside influences (like pressure to use tobacco, alcohol, or drugs) that impact oral health.
As the teen grows into an adult, there’s no need to change dental practices. He or she can continue to receive care in customary surroundings from a familiar dentist and staff.
Dental services for pediatric patients
The Biltmore Dental Center team promotes the dental health of children with services designed just for small patients. They offer:
- Preventive care – Regular examinations, professional cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, gum disease therapy, mouth guards. And parent and child education on proper brushing and flossing techniques.
- Restorative dentistry – Tooth colored fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants provided with instruments sized just for little mouths.
- Orthodontic treatment – Conventional braces to encourage proper oral development. And options like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles for teens and adult patients.
- Emergency care – Biltmore Dental Center is your peace of mind when the midnight toothache strikes, or the playground accident occurs.
Call Biltmore Dental Center today at (602) 954-8200 for the compassion of pediatric dental services and the convenience of family dentistry, under one roof.