From the moment your child's first tooth comes in, the journey to a healthy, beautiful smile begins.
At Williamsburg Smile Design, we want to come along on that journey and help children grow into their adult smiles. We love working with our littlest patients and their parents to create excellent oral hygiene habits that will protect their smiles for a lifetime.
Those first visits to the dentist are critical for your child in creating a positive impact on how they perceive dental care.
Many people who have dental anxiety had poor experiences as a child. Our friendly and caring dental team will take the time to get to know your child and make them feel comfortable at our office. It is our pleasure to help your child learn how to care for their smile and give them a positive experience every time they visit our office.
The First Visit
Dr. Mapes recommends that children have their first dental visit around one year old. We spend these first few visits just helping your little one acclimate to the dental office.
Early visits also allow us to monitor your child’s oral development, make you aware of any concerns as early as possible, and begin building a relationship with them.
As Your Child Grows
When your child gets older, we may incorporate additional treatment such as fluoride into their routine dental visits. Fluoride is a mineral that helps build and strengthen developing teeth while also working to remineralize teeth that have been compromised by decay.
We may also suggest dental sealants for to protect their teeth from the acids and bacteria that cause decay. Sealants are a thin coating that is placed over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. It’s a quick and non-invasive procedure that typically doesn’t even require anesthetic.
We Love Your Kids!
Kids are our favorite patients, and caring for their smiles and making sure they have a fun and entertaining visit is a priority for us.
We can perform their checkups and cleanings while they watch their favorites shows on Netflix, making the time fly by for your little one. If we do find a cavity or tooth issue, we will take the time to discuss our concerns with you and then make your child's treatment easy and comfortable. Our DentalVibe painless injections are perfect for our young patients who are often afraid of needles.
Give your child a running start to a healthy adult smile.
Our office welcomes children of all ages for routine care, repairs, and other dental needs. We also offer orthodontics if your child needs alignment once they are teens, handling all your dental needs in one place.
Contact our office today to schedule your child's first checkup.