Where can I find a Greensboro pediatric dentist?
At Chad Merrell, DDS, we believe that lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles begins in childhood, with the right Greensboro pediatric dentist. Our goal is to provide your child with the tools he or she needs to establish a strong foundation for optimal oral health. Your highly skilled dentist and friendly, caring professional staff help your child to feel at ease at every visit, making dental care a positive, stress-free experience.
Your child’s first trip to the dentist is a milestone in his or her development. By the time your child’s first tooth erupts, usually by his or her first birthday, it’s time for a trip to your Greensboro pediatric dentist. Baby teeth play the important role of serving as placeholders for the adult, permanent teeth. It’s important to care for these teeth with brushing, flossing and routine dental checkups. Losing a baby tooth too early can result in the misalignment of the adult permanent teeth. At each visit, your pediatric dentist will track the growth and development of your child’s teeth and jaw. When the permanent back molars come in, your dentist may recommend dental sealants, which are protective coatings placed on the biting surfaces of the back teeth to prevent plaque and food debris from accumulating in the crevices. Your dentist may also recommend fluoride treatments, which prevent the erosion of tooth enamel. As part of each visit, your pediatric dentist will perform a thorough examination and teeth cleaning. Your dentist will also guide you and your child on the best techniques for an at-home care routine, including the right lifestyle and nutritional choices for maintaining teeth that are cavity-free.
When you have a trusted, local Greensboro pediatric dentist, who provides compassionate and gentle care, it’s easier to keep up with your child’s preventive dental checkups. At Chad Merrell, DDS, we enjoy getting to know our patients, and deliver the personalized attention that your child deserves. To learn more,and to make an appointment, please call us today.