(248) 721-4086

Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Finding the Right Children’s Dentist in Shelby Township

Trips to the dentist are just as important as pediatrician and doctor visits for your little ones. Our dental practice is the perfect answer to the question, “Where can I find a trusted children’s dentist near me?” We offer kids dental care designed to suit their needs and your budget. If you are looking for a skilled children’s dentist in Shelby Township, we offer caring and convenient services that will help your child feel more confident and more serene when visiting the dentist’s office, now and in the future.

What Is Children’s Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is performed by dentists who have completed a course in general dentistry and additional training of two or more years in pediatric and developmental dentistry. Our team consists of highly qualified dentists who have the training and the experience needed to provide the best care for your little ones. We strive to offer the best dentistry for kids in our area. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our team of experienced pediatric dentistry professionals.

When Should You Take Your Child to the Dentist?

According to recommendations by dental experts and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you should plan to visit a dentist sometime before your child’s first birthday. This can help your baby’s teeth to develop normally and prevent serious issues that could result from misalignment or improper growth during the early stages of dental development. Of course, you can always call our office for an appointment if you have any urgent concerns or questions about your child’s teeth.

What to Expect During Your Pediatric Dentist Visit

Your children’s dentist will perform a thorough examination of your child’s teeth to determine their condition and the alignment of the teeth and jaw. Your child can sit on your lap or in a dental chair depending on their age and your preferences. X-rays may be performed to determine if tooth decay or misalignment are present but not visible to the naked eye. We will do our best to make sure that your visit is as painless and comfortable for your child as possible.

The Services We Offer

Your children’s dentist can provide an array of services for your toddler or child, including the following:

  • We offer teeth cleaning for children as soon as they have teeth to clean. Our team has the skill and experience to persuade your child to open wide for cleaning.
  • Topical fluoride applications are ideal for preventing cavities and ensuring that your child’s teeth are as protected as possible from cavities and the bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
  • Your kid’s dentist can provide dental fillings that will prevent further decay and provide protection for baby teeth and permanent teeth during the early years of life. If needed, we can also place pediatric crowns over damaged teeth to ensure even greater protection for your child’s bite and comfort.
  • Baby root canal procedures require special expertise to perform safely. Our team is experienced in these procedures and will provide you with the best options for your child and your budget.
  • If your child is involved in sports, you may want to request a custom-fitted mouthguard from our team. These devices will protect teeth against impact that can occur during normal sports activities.
  • We will work with you to make sure that your child’s teeth are as healthy as possible throughout the formative years.

All About Baby Teeth

The American Dental Association offers guidelines on the care of baby teeth, which usually begin to erupt through the gums between the age of six months and one year. Your child will typically have a full set of baby teeth by the age of three. Flossing and brushing are necessary for baby teeth to stay healthy. Additionally, parents are advised not to let their child fall asleep with a bottle of formula, milk or juice. These liquids could damage teeth with prolonged exposure. Primary teeth, or baby teeth, usually begin to fall out around age six, with the central incisors being displaced and replaced with permanent teeth first. This process is usually finished by age 12.

What Causes Toothaches in Children?

Tooth decay and gum disease are the most common reasons for a child to get a toothache. Your children’s dentist will perform a complete examination to determine if an infection or a broken tooth are to blame for these painful conditions. If your child habitually grinds his or her teeth, this could also lead to misalignment of the jaw and discomfort or pain during the waking hours.

At our dental practice, we specialize in the most advanced dentistry for children at affordable prices. Give us a call today at (248) 721-4086 to schedule an appointment with our team. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

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  • Monday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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  • Monday
    10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Gentle Dental of Shelby Township

4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

(248) 721-4086

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