Dental Fear in Children

Parents want the best for their children's health and wellbeing, which includes dental health. A child's oral health can have an enormous effect on overall wellbeing, including speech development, eating ability, and self-esteem. Therefore, good dental hygiene habits should be formed early on as a priority and dental care should be taken seriously.

A child at the dentist.

Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of Toledo, Ohio, understands the value of pediatric dentistry and its crucial role in building lifelong dental health in children. Our team of friendly dental professionals is here to ensure your child receives gentle and compassionate care throughout their visit with us.

Pediatric dentistry differs significantly from adult dentistry due to a child's ever-evolving mouth. Their primary teeth, or baby teeth, act as placeholders for permanent ones that will eventually erupt; thus, proper development of primary teeth is imperative, as it can affect the alignment, spacing, and health of permanent ones in later years.

At our regular dental exams and cleanings for children, our dentist Dr. Michael O'Neill will carefully monitor their tooth development. Through early detection and early treatment of any potential dental issues that arise, such as signs of dental decay, which could potentially cause pain, infection, or even tooth loss in some instances, we can identify any issues early on before further damage occurs. We will also screen for signs of tooth decay, which, if untreated, can lead to pain, infection, and, ultimately, tooth loss.

Along with our regular exams and cleanings, we also offer comprehensive pediatric dental services, including fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and fillings. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel against decay. Dental sealants apply a protective coating directly onto biting surfaces of molars to further safeguard them against decay. Should your child require dental fillings, we offer tooth-colored fillings that match up perfectly with their natural teeth for seamless coverage.

Since we understand that dental visits can be intimidating for children, we take special care to create a comforting and welcoming atmosphere. Our team members are experts at working with children of all ages and making their visits fun and positive experiences. In addition, we also provide sedation dentistry options for those experiencing dental anxiety or special needs.

Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry believes that prevention is the cornerstone of excellent dental health for your child, which is why we educate parents and caregivers on the significance of developing good oral hygiene practices, like brushing and flossing regularly, following a healthy diet plan, and attending regular dental checkups.

Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry understands the importance of maintaining your children's oral health for their overall wellbeing, which is why we strive to offer exceptional pediatric dentistry services at Wildwood. Contact us now and set your child on a path toward good lifetime oral health! Contact us to book their examination and cleaning and let us serve your family's dental needs!