February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! There is no better time to schedule your child’s first dentist appointment!
After becoming a general/family dentist, pediatric dentists complete an additional two or more years of post-doctoral training in the recognition and treatment of children’s dental services. Specialty education includes child psychology, behavior guidance, preventative techniques, restorative dentistry, and treatment of children with special needs. Pediatric dentists specialize in evaluating children’s growth and development as well as the health of the teeth, mouth, and gums. Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend children see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than their first birthday. As soon as babies have teeth, they can get cavities. Your pediatric dentist can help prevent cavities before they start with professional recommendations about your child’s diet, brushing, and flossing. In fact, children who wait to have their first dental visit until age 2 or 3 are more likely to require restorative and emergency visits, according the Pediatric Dentistry Journal.
Under the ownership of Dr. Kyle Jackson, Keep Smiling Kids and Centerville Pediatric Dentistry are specially designed to cater to children and their unique needs. We provide the best pediatric dental care by using the highest quality materials and latest technology to provide a pain-free experience. Our waiting areas are child-centered, complete with interactive toys and games for all ages, including playstation gaming systems and a 5ft. x 8 ft. lite brite. Each exam room is equipped with TVs on the wall and ceiling so patients can watch their favorite Netflix show during their visit. We also encourage parents and caregivers to remain with their children during the entire exam to make their visit as comfortable as possible.
“…from the moment we walk in, the entire staff makes you feel welcome and at ease. I can’t say enough about the assistants and hygienists as well. My daughter went from hiding under tables to almost excited for the next visit…the care she received was definitely A+! She is even ready to go back and has talks of becoming a dentist.” – Brittany
Centerville Pediatric Dentistry
273 Regency Ridge Dr, Centerville, OH 45459
Keep Smiling Kids
4090 Indian Ripple Rd #102, Beavercreek, OH 45440