Pediatric Dentistry

Providing top-tier dental care is crucial for children just as it is for adults. We are committed to assisting our young patients in maintaining superior dental health and offering exemplary pediatric dental services within our community.

Pediatric Dental Care in DeFuniak Springs, FL

From the very first tooth, we are here to guide your child through every stage of their dental development. Our services are designed to address the unique dental needs of children, making us the go-to pediatric dentist near you. Whether it’s routine check-ups, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, or more complex dental work, our approach is gentle yet thorough, ensuring your child feels safe and cared for.

At DeFuniak Springs Family Dental, we believe in a proactive approach to pediatric dentistry. We educate and engage with your children on the importance of good oral hygiene, helping them to develop positive habits that will last a lifetime. Our office is equipped with the latest in dental technology, making every appointment as efficient and effective as possible.

Choosing the right pediatric dentist is crucial, and we invite you to visit us to see why so many families trust us with their children’s dental care. Let us help your children smile brighter and healthier!

a young boy at the doctor practicing how to brush his teeth with the help of his doctor
  • What age should a child first visit a pediatric dentist?

    It is recommended that a child visits a pediatric dentist by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth appears. This early visit helps establish a dental home and begin a lifelong preventive dental care plan.

  • What are the common issues of dental health in children?

    Common dental health issues in children include:

    1. Tooth Decay (Cavities): This is the most prevalent pediatric dental problem. Cavities occur when sugar in food interacts with bacteria in the mouth, producing acid that harms tooth enamel.
    2. Early Childhood Caries (Baby Bottle Tooth Decay): This occurs when infants and toddlers drink liquids containing sugar from bottles or sippy cups frequently throughout the day or at bedtime.
    3. Sensitive Teeth: Children may experience discomfort when consuming hot or cold foods and drinks, usually due to thin enamel.
    4. Gum Disease: Including gingivitis, which involves red, swollen gums that might bleed easily. Proper oral hygiene can help prevent its progression.
    5. Dental Emergencies: Such as broken, displaced, or knocked-out teeth from falls or sports injuries.
    6. Orthodontic Problems: Misaligned teeth or an improper bite may require orthodontic interventions like braces.

    Regular dental check-ups, proper brushing and flossing routines, and limiting sugary snacks and drinks can help manage and prevent these common issues.

  • What are dental sealants and does my child need them?

    Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) to prevent decay. They are often recommended for children because they help prevent food and bacteria from getting stuck in the grooves and pits of teeth, which are prone to cavities.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about pediatric dentistry or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

DeFuniak Springs Family Dental

746 Baldwin Ave
DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
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Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 2 pm

Phone

850-892-0866

Email Address

dfsdental@gmail.com