Are You Looking For a Pediatric Dentist?
Drs. Stanley and Randall Burba are general dentists who truly enjoy treating children. Plus, many families feel there are benefits to going to the same dental office. Not only does the dentist get to know the family better, but you will also get to know your children’s dentist better.
Their first priority is to give your child a positive dental experience, setting them up for a lifetime of good dental care. One of the ways they do that is by requesting you give your child their first pediatric dental check up before they have something wrong. This way the first experience is positive. We try to make it fun for them, and they usually enjoy it. Usually by age three all their baby teeth are erupted, so this is a good time for that first dental checkup.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is one who has taken two additional years of post-graduate training and has a practice limited to treating children. Drs. Stanley and Randy Burba are not pediatric dentists, but are licensed as general dentists. However, they have all of the training necessary to meet your child’s basic dental needs, and they very much enjoy treating children. In the unlikely event anything comes up that requires a specialist’s attention, they will give you a good referral.
Pediatric Dentist Tips on Giving Your Children Positive Dental Habits:
Many parents wonder what they can do to help encourage good dental habits in their children. Here are some suggestions:
- Begin tooth cleaning early: From the time their teeth first erupt, begin a daily habit of brushing. Start by cleaning those first baby teeth with a soft cloth. As more teeth come in, use the toothbrush. At first you do all the brushing, then gradually allow your child to take more and more of the responsibility. You can make it fun by playing games or making sticker charts.
- One way to help them brush long enough is to pick a lengthy song they can hum to themselves while brushing. They’re not done until the song is.
- Lead by example: Your children look up to you and want to do everything you do. When they see you brush and floss your teeth daily, they’ll want to do the same thing.
- Limit fluoride intake: Children tend to swallow their toothpaste, so you will want to be careful about how much toothpaste you put on their brush. A pea-sized drop of toothpaste is plenty.
- Choose their dentist carefully: Most dental phobias spring from a bad experience with a childhood dentist who was insensitive to their feelings or pain level.
To set up your child’s dental appointment, you may call our office, or visit our request an appointment page.