Dr. Heather Adams provides dental care for patients of all ages, starting as soon as the first tooth erupts. Pediatric dental care is a general dentistry service that Dr. Adams offers and specializes in. We provide compassionate, high-quality dental care tailored to your child’s growing smile. We help to encourage healthy, positive patient-dentist relationships from an early age to make visiting the dentist a welcomed biannual experience.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children begin seeing the dentist as soon as their first tooth emerges, often before the age of 1. Dental care during the early development of your child’s smile can help catch any dental concerns that may arise. Children may benefit from the early orthodontic intervention for complex bite or tooth alignment issues.
Pediatric Dentist Services in Rogers, AR
Our dental care team is experienced in treating dental concerns during all phases of oral development. Our pediatric dental services are tailored to the unique needs and concerns your child presents.
From routine teeth cleanings to screening for early orthodontic needs, our team of associates offers comprehensive dental care for children in Rogers, Bentonville, and surrounding Arkansas communities. Dental services for your child include:
- Teeth Cleanings
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Orthodontic screening
- Dental Sealants
- Dental Fillings
- Age-appropriate oral hygiene education
Children benefit from a proactive approach to their oral health care. Visiting the dentist routinely before complex issues arise can help your child avoid potential speech or oral developmental delays.
Preventing Childhood Cavities
Tooth decay is a growing epidemic in children.
Early childhood cavities are becoming more frequently diagnosed in young children. Children who develop tooth decay early on are more likely to experience gum disease and tooth loss in their life.
Good oral hygiene and routine dental health exams can help protect your child’s smile from tooth decay. We always encourage parents and guardians to lead by example and engage their children in their own dental healthcare routine. Young children enjoy mimicking adults and watching their parents brush and floss can help them learn the importance of caring for their own teeth and gums.
Sugar-laden diets are also a leading culprit of increased rates of childhood tooth decay. A healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in added sugar can also help set your child up for oral health success. We educate our young patients on the benefits of a healthy diet, good oral hygiene, and routine dental care to help them establish the keys to
a lasting healthy smile as early as possible.
Education & Engagement
Dr. Adams and our dental care team empower our young patients through personalized patient education. We offer tips and tricks on the best methods for brushing and flossing and help children understand the importance of good oral health. Our objective is to help your children maintain their natural smiles through lifelong preventative dental care.
When visiting with us, our team will demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques in an age-appropriate manner. For children who develop decay or show signs of gum disease early on, we will make recommendations for healthy lifestyle habits and oral hygiene care between visits. Schedule a preventative dental care visit today.
Pediatric Dentistry FAQs
When will my child get all of their baby teeth?
Most children have all of their baby teeth by the age of 2 – 3. This means they will have 20 teeth and should be regularly visiting a dentist to properly care for those teeth. Some people think that since they will fall out eventually that proper care is not necessary. Baby teeth should be properly cared for, including regular dental visits, to avoid many problems that could arise from neglecting them.
Why is a “dental home” important for children?
Establishing a dental home for your child is very important. It will help your child become familiar with the dentist office and ease anxiety the more often they come. Jumping from office to office may cause fear in your child because they will not recognize their surroundings and become fearful of what is to come.
Dr. Adams provides a calm and warm atmosphere for children to help comfort them. She is consistent with her care so there will be no surprises that may lead to anxiety. Making the office of Dr. Amy Adams the dental home for your child means that they will receive compassionate and quality dental care at every visit.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are an extra layer of protection for your child’s teeth to help prevent tooth decay. They are put on the chewing surface of the molars once they fully erupt to keep out food, sugar, and bacteria. Dr. Adams will let you know when it is time for your child to receive their sealants.