102 North Kenwood Street
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 266-1997

FAQs

Q) What is a pediatric dentist?

A pediatric dentist is a specialist who pursued post-graduate education after completing dental school, focusing on the care and oral development of children. Why choose a pediatric dentist over a family dentist? They care exclusively for kids and have focused education on specialized treatments that kids need – and they’re experienced in educating kids about oral health and know how to put children at ease about dental care.

Q) Can thumbsucking or pacifier sucking hurt my child’s teeth?

Many children spend some time sucking their thumbs or pacifiers. However, if this goes on for an excessive period of time, it can negatively affect oral development. We can use an oral appliance to curb thumbsucking past the age of three.

Q) How often does my child need to visit the office for checkups?

The general recommendation is that you bring your child to Casper Children’s Dentistry every six months for checkups and cleanings. However, if your child is suffering with certain kinds of problems, we may recommend more frequent visits.

Q) At what age should I schedule my child’s first dental visit?

Barring any noticeable problems, you should bring your child in for his or her first visit by his or her first birthday. This will give us a chance to start early keeping an eye on development and health and provide you with information on how to help keep your child’s smile healthy at every stage of development.

Q) Should I clean my baby’s teeth? How?

Yes! Baby teeth can become decayed, and this can lead to problems similar to those experienced by adults. You can gently clean a baby’s teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush designed for babies. Do this at least once a day, usually right before bed.

102 North Kenwood Street, Casper, WY 82601 USA
Dr. Roy Paulson At Casper Children’s Dental, we know that providing your child with a range of dental services is essential to optimal results, great health, and proper development. Beyond general pediatric dentistry and cavity prevention, we offer orthodontics, too! We also provide various specialized solutions to certain problems, such as teeth grinding. (307) 266-1997