Kids Dentistry in Sterling Heights, MI
We know you only want the best for your children, and we want you to know that we’re always looking out for them, too! Integrity Dental welcomes children ages 3 and up to our practice. We always take great care to make sure kids feel completely at ease while with us.
Our team works with a compassionate approach and gentle touch. We also have experience with making dental visits as fun as possible so children can enjoy their time at our dental office. You don’t have to worry about your kid growing up with a fear of the dentist when you bring them to Integrity Dental!
Kids Dentistry FAQ
How often should I bring my child to the dentist?
The general rule is that you should bring your child to the dentist every six months, just like how it is with adults. That way we can actively prevent cavities and catch any developing issues before they become serious. The only exception is if Dr. Shah determines that your child needs more frequent visits due to their personal oral health condition.
Are baby teeth even important?
Despite the fact that they eventually fall out, baby teeth (or “primary teeth”) are still very important to your child’s dental health. They are used for chewing and can still develop cavities. They also hold the space for where permanent teeth will eventually come in, so if a baby tooth is lost too early, it may cause adult teeth to come in incorrectly.
What are dental sealants for?
Dental sealants are a great way to help kids avoid cavities. Back molars can be hard-to-reach during at-home brushing, especially for little ones, and sealants prevent food particles and bacteria from being trapped in those chewing surfaces.
Are dental X-rays safe?
X-rays are an extremely beneficial tool used in dentistry, and they offer very little risk. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends X-rays every six months. We only take them when necessary to evaluate your child’s oral health, and we use safeguards to ensure minimal radiation exposure. If you have any concerns about the use of X-rays in your child’s dental appointment, please do not hesitate to ask Dr. Shah.Contact Us