We offer general pediatric dentistry, focusing exclusively on children to protect their precious smiles.More Info
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.