At Felton Dental Care – Dr. Brett R. Felton, DMD, we are proud of the fact that the majority of our young patients enjoy visiting our office for their checkups, cleanings, and treatments. We believe that creating a relationship with an experienced, friendly dentist is a vital responsibility for parents.
The Oral Health and Physical Health Connection
Optimal physical health for children is impossible without the oral health component. Though this fact seems obvious, dental cavities in children are a national epidemic and for the most part are preventable. Regular checkups are just as vital as well child exams and immunizations.
The health of your child’s teeth and gums influences their speech development, eating habits, academic success, mental health, and social relationships. At Felton Dental Care – Dr. Brett R. Felton, DMD, we love working with you and your child to establish habits that ensure a healthy smile for life.
The Good News
Today’s children are far less fearful of the dentist than their grandparents’ generation. Part of the reason is that today’s dental tools have come a long way and rarely cause any pain. If you are old enough to remember the whining dental drills of fifty years ago, you probably have a greater appreciation for the technological innovations that make family dentistry in Missoula far more pleasant than in years past.
But advanced tools are not the only reason that our youngest patients look forward to dental visits. At Felton Dental Care – Dr. Brett R. Felton, DMD, there is a friendly atmosphere that puts patients of all ages at ease. If you are looking for a top dentist for your child, rest assured that our friendly team will make your child feel comfortable during their dental visit.
When Should A Child Have Their First Dental Checkup?
We counsel parents to bring their toddler in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can highlight dental treatments as part of family dentistry in Missoula, such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, and orthodontics.
Bring Your Questions
We also give moms and dads advice about thumb-sucking, pacifiers, and other habits that impact dental health. When your child starts participating in sports, let’s discuss custom mouth guards. Remember to call us immediately at 406-728-0896 if your child suffers a tooth injury.