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Mount Hope Dental | Dental Care For Your Child in Mount Hope


Dental Care for Your Child


Within six months of their first tooth, we recommend you bring your child with you to one of your dental appointments. This will allow them to become slowly acclimated to our office, plus they get to see you set a good example by opening your mouth for the doctor to see! Each time they come we will ask them if we can count their teeth. Eventually, around age three, they should be comfortable enough to sit in the chair on their own and allow an exam and cleaning. We never want your child's visit to be a frightening experience. Starting early is the best way to encourage good oral hygiene at a young age and discourage a fear of dentists!




What Are We Looking For?

Your child may not have cavities, but there are many things we are looking for during an exam that are extremely important when dealing with the oral health and development of your child, such as malocclusions (crowding, crossbites, narrow arches, underbites, and overbites), thumbsucking and finger habits, and tongue thrusting,

A child or adolescent can gain tremendous confidence from a beautiful smile. If a young person has developed good oral hygiene skills, it will allow them to maintain great oral health throughout life and avoid costly dental procedures later. Having good dental and educational experiences as a child hopefully leads to a lifetime of good dental and oral health!

Nitrous Oxide Laughing Gas and Sedation

A common concern of parents is that their young child has a mouth full of cavities and won't sit still long enough to have dental work done. Most children will do fine in the dental chair, although we do utilize Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) for those that need a little extra help settling down (adult patients love this too!) For the small percentage who don't cooperate with nitrous gas, we can employ Special Anesthesia Services (SAS). SAS is a group of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA's) who come to the dental office and sedate the child so that dental work may be performed. When SAS services are required, we make every effort to complete all necessary dental work in one visit if possible. Fees associated with sedation are paid seperately to SAS.

Mount Hope Dentist | Dental Care For Your Child. Randy Newby and Dr. Katie Neidig is a Mount Hope Dentist.