Dr. Beasley Sees Children Ages 2 & Up
A pediatric dentist is a specialist with extra post-graduate training. Dr. Brad Beasley isn't a pediatric dentist, but is a general dentist who loves to treat children.
Many families like to be able to all go to the same dentist. That way they get to know the dentist better and feel more comfortable talking about their children's dental problems.
At Beasley Dentistry, we try to make your child's dental visits fun. We strongly recommend that you schedule routine visits when your child is quite young, so they do not associate our office with the pain and anxiety of a dental emergency.
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Pediatric Dentistry Tips for Parents
- Make brushing a non-negotiable part of your child's daily routine, from a very early age.
- Make sure your child is only using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste, on a soft-bristled toothbrush. Kids tend to swallow toothpaste, which is OK in small amounts, but not a great idea if they are using more than the recommended amount. Teach your child to spit out the toothpaste right from the start - they will enjoy the novelty of you telling them to spit.
- Be careful when choosing your child's toothpaste. Many commercially available toothpastes (even ones marketed to kids) have very strong flavorings that can sting little mouths. It may take some trial and error, but be willing to sacrifice a few tubes to find a flavor your child enjoys.
- Make brushing fun! Let them pretend to brush their favorite toy's teeth, or have them "sing" a familiar song while they are brushing (we like "Yankee Doodle"). This can have the added benefit of getting your child to brush for the duration of the song, rather than just swishing the toothbrush around for 10 seconds or so.
- For older kids, fluoride treatments can be very beneficial. Once your child's permanent teeth have come in, fluoride treatments can make his teeth more resistant to decay and may even help to remineralize early decay spots on the teeth.
- Your older child can be taught to floss as soon as she has the dexterity to do it herself.
There are pediatric dentist specialists with special training in complex issues relating to the dental care of children. For cases that require a specialist's attention, Dr. Beasley will refer your child to a pediatric dentist specialist. But for ordinary preventive and restorative care, we feel very comfortable seeing your children here.
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