At Ramsey Family Dentistry, we make sure that your child will have a comfortable and engaging experience every time you bring him or her in for a visit. We believe that creating a consistent and caring environment helps kids feel at ease in the dentist’s chair. Your child will see Dr. Ramsey every single time – not some other dentist. Dr. Ramsey prides himself on providing dental care that is as gentle as the care that he would give his own kids.
We provide care for everyone in your family – from infants to older children, teens, and adults. Dr. Ramsey will help guide each member of your family through the stages of his or her dental development.
Early Dental Care for Infants
Like many parents, you might be wondering how old your child should be before his or her first dental visit. At Ramsey Family Dentistry, we recommend bringing your child in before his or her first birthday. This allows the child to become comfortable with the office setting, the dentist chair, and with Dr. Ramsey.
Our team will take time during these initial visits to talk with you about caring for your child’s first teeth, covering topics like thumb-sucking. In most cases, regular dental visits will be established when your child reaches age two.
More Involved Dentistry for Children
As your child gets older, his or her dental treatments will become progressively more involved as we introduce cleanings, periodontal examinations, fluoride treatments, and x-rays. These treatments are important for both preventing problems and catching the beginnings of any cavities or other issues that may be developing.
At this stage, children tend to ask a lot of questions. Dr. Ramsey enjoys sharing his love for dentistry by answering questions for children and explaining the fascinating points of dentistry to kids in a way that they understand. At this point in a child’s life, Dr. Ramsey will also begin teaching him or her about the importance of good dental hygiene.
Dr. Ramsey will also talk with parents about nutrition. It is important for parents to understand the effects of sugar on a child’s teeth because sugary foods and fruit juices quickly contribute to tooth decay in children. Dr. Ramsey may recommend tooth sealants to help protect your child’s vulnerable teeth from decay.
Around age seven, your child may be evaluated to check for any malocclusion or other orthodontic issues. If Dr. Ramsey does recommend braces for your child, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that your child starts orthodontic treatment between the ages of 8 and 14, while he or she is still growing.
Call Us Today!
At Ramsey Family Dentistry, we’ll get your child’s dental health off to a great start through education and caring treatment. Call us at (480) 207-6001 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramsey at our Gilbert, Arizona dental office.