PEDIATRIC DENTAL INFORMATION

Pediatric patients have different teeth than adults and have specific behavioral and dental needs unique to children. Dr. Adrienne is a pediatric dental specialist and has trained an additional two years after becoming a general dentist, earned a Master’s Degree in Pediatric Dentistry and is Board Certified. This enables her to address children’s dental and behavioral issues in a more curated way. Specialty training encompasses disciplines including behavioral management, care of individuals with special health care needs, orthodontic interception, preventative measures, restorative dentistry, and sedation/hospital dentistry.

The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certifies pediatric dentists exhibiting a high standard of excellence. To become a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, one must demonstrate a high level of specialized knowledge and skills through successful completion of voluntary examinations.

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YOUR CHILD'S FIRST VISIT

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children visit the dentist when they get their first tooth or by their first birthday. Starting dental visits at an early age can aid in early detection and management of oral conditions, establish healthy habits and oral care, and cultivate a favorable impression for your child.

Why worry about baby teeth that fall out?

Well, most baby teeth don’t finish falling out until near 12 years old! So optimizing your child’s oral health is our top priority at a young age. Dr. Adrienne will work with you to address questions and concerns regarding your child’s dental development. Children that start going to the dentist by age one also have less fear around going to see the dentist!

What can you expect at this appointment?

Dr. Adrienne will address any questions and concerns you may have regarding your child’s dental development. She will guide you on what to expect with your child’s dental development and give tips to care for their teeth. Our ultimate goal is for y’all to have a fun, positive, well-informed dental experience!

How can you prepare for this visit?

Read books and speak in a positive way about going to see the dentist. We never use scary words like shots, hurt, etc. We have use fun kid-friendly lingo, such as sleepy juice for numbing, Mr. Thirsty for our suction. We believe your child can feel and take on your energy, so try to be as relaxed and positive and we will go above and beyond to make it a great experience for everyone!

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