Pediatric Dentistry in Bridgeton, MO
As a parent, you take charge of your children’s care. Part of that is making sure that they receive regular check-ups to make sure that everything is developing correctly. While most parents wouldn’t even consider missing a regular yearly check-up with a pediatric dentist, many don’t realize that twice a year examinations with a dentist who is in tune with children’s dental needs are just as important.
Bridgeton dentist Dr. Kevin Burgdorf’s father is a pediatrician and Dr. Burgdorf shares his father's passion for helping children. At our office, a child’s dental visit becomes a special and fun occasion. Your child can enjoy a favorite movie or TV show during the visit and can even get a special balloon animal creation from Amy, one of our front desk staff who also happens to be an accomplished balloon twister!
With so many reasons to love going to the dentist, we hope that your child will grow up thinking of the dentist’s office as a positive place to be and develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
The Importance of Pediatric Dental Care
Throughout childhood, changes are constantly happening. Your child’s mouth is in a constant state of development. Teeth come in, fall out, and are replaced by permanent teeth. At the same time, his or her mouth is changing in size and shape. Issues now can have long-term repercussions, and regular dental appointments are vital to track all the changes and developments and keep an eye open for any problems that might be just starting.
Your Child’s First Appointment
We recommend bringing in your child for a first examination when the first tooth comes through or by the first birthday – whichever occurs sooner. Your child will get to “go for a ride” in the dentist chair and meet Dr. Burgdorf and the other friendly members of our staff. We’ll perform a quick examination and discuss early childhood dental care with you.
Dental Care for Every Stage of Childhood
As your child grows and develops, his or her needs will change frequently. We will keep a close eye on how your child’s mouth and teeth develop and advise you any time we find a problem. Catching problems early is the key to successful – and conservative – treatment. Regular x-rays will help us spot changes that have the potential to turn into problems in the future, and examinations help us spot cavities while they are small and easily treated.
Cleanings every six months will prevent cavities and decay and also provide an opportunity to discuss good dental hygiene with your child along with tips and pointers to improve his or her brushing habits at home.
Call us today to schedule your child’s appointment. Good experiences early will prevent dental fears later and help your child have a healthy and attractive smile for years to come!