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Dentistry for Kids
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Dentistry for Babies
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Preventive Care

Dentistry for Kids

Firestone Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers a full range of pediatric dental care. Some of our pediatric dental services include:

  • Preventive services such as cleanings, fluoride, and sealants
  • Treatment of tooth decay and cavities through fillings, silver and white dental crowns
  • Treatment of tooth infections and trauma

Do I stay with my child during the visit?

You are always welcome to stay with your child during the visit and we request that you stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you may come with your child to the treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.

What do I tell my child about seeing the dentist?

You can help make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Tell them that the dentist is a friendly doctor who will help them take care of their teeth. Don't let the child know you feel any anxiety about going to the dentist. It is best to refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". The office makes a practice of using the “tell-show-do” method. We will first TELL your child about a procedure, then SHOW your child how it works, feels and sounds, then, when they are comfortable, we will DO the procedure.