Build Lifelong Habits with Our Kids Dentistry Services
At Reich Dental Center, kids dentistry is about more than bright, healthy smiles. Dr. Reich, Dr. Cooney and our entire dental team are dedicated to ensuring your child’s visit is rewarding and fun. We take the extra time to earn the trust of both you and your child, forming the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
We encourage you and your child to ask questions and are always happy to address any concerns you have as a parent. To compliment our menu of kids dentistry services, we offer empathetic oral health education and use simple explanations to answer your child’s questions and reassure them. If your child is anxious, ask us about our sedation dentistry options that could make their appointment more relaxing.
Your Child’s First Visit
As parents themselves, Dr. Robin Reich and Dr. Kristin Cooney understand that you want the best for your child. At Reich Dental Care, we focus on providing the highest quality pediatric dental care possible. It’s completely normal for a child to be unsure or nervous about their first dental visit, but at our stress-free Smyrna and Roswell dental offices, they don’t have to be! Our practice is designed to make your child comfortable and excited to visit the dentist.
We give children all the time they need to build rapport with our dentists and adjust to the dental environment. Our entire staff is trained to be gentle and engaging. We routinely see toddlers, and recommend your child’s first dental appointment be scheduled as soon as possible after they turn 3. That way we can ensure their smile stays healthy from the very beginning!
Kids Dental Checkups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises that children be seen for a preventive dental checkup every 6 months. These visits allow Dr. Reich and our smile experts at Reich Dental Care to closely monitor new changes in your child’s mouth and ensure that you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child. Our dentists may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities, or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
Dental fluoride treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the amount of cavities in children. Our dentists often recommend fluoride treatments along with dental sealants to protect your child’s teeth. Fluoride acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel and can actually reverse early dental decay in some children.
Protective Dental Sealants
Protective dental sealants are thin coats of plastic painted onto your child’s back teeth to protect their deep grooves and depressions from accumulating bacteria and food particles. Studies show that 88% of cavities in American school-aged children are caused by food and bacteria being caught in rear molars.
At Reich Dental Center, we typically apply a protective sealant to your child’s back teeth, premolars and molars. The sealant will last for several years, but we will continue to check it during your child’s regular dental appointments.
Tooth-Colored Dental Tooth Fillings
Treatment for cavities in children depends on how severe the decay is as well as each child’s age and risk of future cavities. At Reich Dental Center, we typically treat cavities with discreet, effective tooth-colored fillings.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped coverings cemented to a badly damaged tooth to restore the shape and functionality of the tooth. Our dentists may recommend a crown for your child’s tooth if it has a large cavity, was broken or chipped due to trauma, or if the tooth hasn’t developed correctly.
If your child is anxious, has special needs, or just needs extra help staying calm and comfortable, our dentists may recommend nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a completely safe way to help children receive the dental care they need without anxiety or fear.
Once the dental treatment is over, the gas will be completely out of their system after just a few minutes. Nitrous oxide is widely considered to be low risk for children and adults. At Reich Dental Center, our goal is to always care for your child’s dental health in the safest way possible.
Reich Dental Center offers general dentistry services to the whole family.