In the summer, you may be tempted to drink sports drinks, sodas, or juices loaded with sugar or acid. As shown by this graphic from Wrigley, water is the best choice for your teeth. If you must drink something else, be sure to brush your teeth after, or at the very least rinse with water or chew a piece of sugar free gum. At Creedmoor Family Dentistry, we have your best interest in mind.
We welcome families here at Creedmoor Family Dentistry, but we encourage our youngest patients to visit a pediatric dental office. A pediatric dental office is usually set up with fun decorations, toys in the waiting rooms, cartoons on the televisions, smaller equipment, and even x-rays that fit better in a child's mouth. Pediatric dentists only treat children, and have extra training related to dental care for children. Because we care about your children, we want them to visit to a specialized pediatric dentist so that they can begin a lifetime of routine dental care in a very positive way.
While Dr. Willis is very comfortable with children (he has four of his own), we want our future dental patients to enjoy going to the dental office. At Creedmoor Family Dentistry, we encourage parents to take their children to the pediatric dentist until at least eight, sometimes longer, depending on the child. Dr. Willis is experienced in treating children's dental needs, but there may be situations where even an older child may be more comfortably treated at a pediatric dentist specialist (pedodontist). If Dr. Willis determines that your child's needs will be best served by a specialist, we will be happy to give a referral.
If you would like more information, here is a great article to read about why pediatric dentists are a great choice for kids: https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/dental-visits/four-reasons-to-choose-a-pediatric-dentist-1213. At the bottom is a search option to find a pediatric dentist.
We love children and want them to have the most positive dental experience possible, so we recommend that they begin with a pediatric dentist who specializes in caring for young children. Give us a call at 919-528-4004, and we will be happy to give you a referral!
When your child is ready for a positive experience with a general family dentist, we are excited to encourage your child develop great dental habits through effective brushing, flossing, and regular visits to a dentist.