Services provided at Smiles for the Future include all aspects of pediatric dentistry. That includes among many other services: examinations, cleanings, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic diagnosis and treatment, TMJ disorder treatment and for certain patients, hospital dentistry.
In order for children to become comfortable with the setting of a pediatric dental practice, the dentists and staff will familiarize children with the environment, instruments and how they are used. The practice aims to have a fun and friendly environment for children so they will be excited to see "the dentist."
An important part of our specialty is the infant exam. Thus, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children receive a dental examination by their first birthday. The American Academy of Pediatrics similarly recommends that children at risk be seen by the age of one. This provides an opportunity to implement beneficial health practices and to reduce children’s risk of preventable oral disease.
Comprehensive oral health care is of the utmost importance to the pediatric dentists and staff of Smiles for the Future. This philosophy is applied early in children. Children should be seen by their first birthday for an initial examination and then twice per year thereafter. In that initial visit as well as all subsequent visits, the staff and pediatric dentists examine children thoroughly to assess their overall physical and emotional well-being. Medical history, growth and development, risk for cavities, and orthodontic concerns are reviewed.
Prevention of disease is another priority. We stress good habits in diet and oral hygiene. As each patient grows into adulthood, we expect him or her to develop into a knowledgeable, healthy and confident dental patient
Because children grow and change rapidly, we recommend seeing them at least every 6 months.