Pediatric Dentistry Overview
Dental health is important for each and every member of the family, no matter their age. At Great Lakes Bay Dental, we encourage parents to schedule their child's first visit to a dentist before they turn one year old. From there, parents should make sure their children see the dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and exams. Our goal is to develop a good relationship with your child built upon trust when they visit our Midland, MI office so that they have a positive association with going to the dentist that will last the rest of their life. During their dental visit, experienced dentist Dr. Daniel Clement will assess the development of their teeth, look for difficulties or areas of concern, and instruct them on how to keep up a proper oral care routine at home. He or a member of his team can also give you tips to make brushing at home fun for your children. To learn more about pediatric dentistry for your child, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clement and his team.
"Dr.Clement is probably the best dentist I've ever been to in my life. I'm very satisfied with all of his staff also. They really are the best. Don't hesitate to make an appointment. I promise you will be very happy with everyone. Make that appointment now."- M.U. / Healthgrades / Nov 02, 2015
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"As a person who has so much dental work done to learn that it was not quality work - I partially fear going to the dentist. This changed after going to Dr. Clements dentistry. All the staff were nice and informative. Dr. Clement himself was straight forward, knowledgable, and understanding. His work on my teeth was also fantastic. I have recommended him to many and will continue to do so."- K.E. / Facebook / Jan 29, 2020
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Best Candidates for Pediatric Dentistry
Children can experience cavities and tooth decay as early as two years old. Great Lakes Bay Dental can provide preventive options and treatments to help preserve the teeth and minimize decay. Your child may have their primary (baby) teeth for several years so it is important to keep their teeth in good health until your child develops their permanent teeth. To encourage this, you should schedule appointments twice each year for exams and cleanings. During their appointments, Dr. Clement can detect any developing issues, like cavities or misalignment, and recommend procedures, like fillings, fluoride treatments, or orthodontics to treat them, and can make suggestions for maintaining good oral health.
What to Expect with Pediatric Dentistry
Many problems can be addressed at your child's dental visit. Normally, their visit will consist of a dental examination and a dental cleaning. After a cleaning, a fluoride treatment may also be performed in order to strengthen the teeth and enamel while they are developing. Furthermore, sealants are often recommended to minimize tooth decay and cavities. Dr. Clement can also fix teeth that show signs of decay or are chipped, damaged, or broken by creating an effective treatment plan. Eventually, Dr. Clement can recommend an orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth, which may prevent future dental problems.
Pediatric Dentistry Follow-Up
If Dr. Clement detects a problem during your child's dental examination or cleaning, you may have to schedule a follow-up appointment for treatment. After the exam and cleaning, Dr. Clement or a member of his team will talk to you and your child about the most important steps in an oral hygiene routine: daily brushing and flossing. They will also demonstrate techniques on the right way to brush and floss to prevent future problems.
Pediatric Dentistry Insurance Coverage
Generally, both examinations and cleanings are covered by your dental insurance provider. If a treatment or procedure is necessary, our financial team will contact your provider to determine any additional costs. Great Lakes Bay Dental accepts many payment methods, including low-interest financing, that could help make your child's dental care much easier to afford.
Pediatric Dental Care
Allow your child to develop good dental health habits by scheduling regular appointments at Great Lakes Bay Dental. Dr. Clement and his team consider it very important to start receiving dental care early in life to begin preventive measures, avoid future issues from developing, and to encourage a positive, life-long attitude toward proper oral health. To schedule a comprehensive dental examination for your child, contact our dental office in Midland, MI.