Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is focused on caring for children’s developing teeth – both baby teeth and adult (permanent) teeth. Children begin getting their first teeth when they’re under a year old – usually at about six months. Dr. Stoner can help you understand how to care for your child’s teeth and how to help them develop the healthy habits that can last a lifetime.

At what age should my child see the dentist for the first time?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see the dentist for the first time by the time they’re a year old. Why so young? Two primary reasons: First, the dentist can evaluate your child’s development and identify potential problems in their earliest stages before they become major issues, and second, establishing a regular routine of dental care at a young age helps ensure your child will observe good oral care habits that can lead to a lifetime of great oral health.

Why is it important to see a dentist with experience in pediatric dentistry?

Dr. Stoner understands the unique issues that can affect your child’s developing teeth and has experience in providing the types of pediatric oral care and treatments aimed at ensuring a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Just as importantly, Dr. Stoner works is skilled at helping children relax and feel at ease so they’re less anxious about visiting the dentist.

What services will a pediatric dentist provide?

Dr. Stoner will perform a regular exam including x-rays to help determine how your child’s teeth are developing. In addition to a regular cleaning and evaluation of both the teeth and the gums, he will help your child understand the best way to brush and floss so they can play a role in keeping their teeth and gums healthy.

In addition to regular preventive care, Dr. Stoner can provide restorative care to treat cavities or broken or chipped teeth as well as Invisalign™ treatments to help ensure developing teeth are properly aligned.

When it comes to choosing the best dentist for kids, we understand how important it is to have a dentist who is both experienced and kind. If you’re looking for a child-friendly dentist to help your child get the oral care he or she needs for a lifetime healthy teeth and gums, we can help. Call our office at (260) 484-4181 or schedule an appointment for your child online today.