Pediatric Dentistry in Franklin, TN
Help your child maintain healthy teeth at Franklin Children's Dentistry.
Your child’s smile is precious, but problems like tooth decay can develop if not appropriately maintained. Together with your dentist, your child can learn great hygiene techniques and maintain excellent oral health.
A pediatric dentist can perform routine cleanings, evaluate your child’s mouth, and recommend the best ways to maintain or improve dental hygiene. In addition to dental cleanings and exams, we offer fluoride treatments and sealants to protect children’s teeth.
Not going to the dentist as a child can lead to:
Your child should visit the dentist when their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. Our warm and inviting office helps ensure you and your child feel relaxed from the moment you walk in for your first visit.
When should I take my child to the dentist for their first check-up?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should see a pediatric dentist when their first tooth erupts or by his/her first birthday. This helps familiarize the child with the dental office and allows parents to ask questions and learn how to best care for their child’s teeth as they erupt.
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general/family dentist?
Pediatric dentists complete two to three years of specialty training after dental school. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special healthcare needs.
How often should my child see a pediatric dentist?
It is recommended that your children see their pediatric dentist every six months in order to prevent cavities and other dental problems.
Are baby teeth important?
Yes! Baby teeth (aka primary teeth) help your child speak clearly and chew. They also maintain space in the mouth as your child grows to allow for the permanent teeth to erupt in the correct positions.
What do I do if my child has a toothache?
Call our office to schedule an appointment. We will make every effort to see your child on the same day. If your child is having difficulty breathing or severe facial swelling, please go to your nearest emergency room as soon as possible.