Hammond Dental Sandy Springs

Pediatric Dentistry

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Hammond Dental is a General Dental practice that also offers specialist dental care. Some of the general dental procedures we offer include teeth cleanings, fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. Our specialized procedures include but are not limited to, root canals, tooth extractions, clear smile aligners, and dental implants. Located in Sandy Springs, GA, we gladly give metro-Atlanta remarkable dental care and while utilizing the most modern dental technology and practices. Bring the whole family and receive quality dental care all under one roof!

We like to ensure that you’re the most educated about your teeth and procedures prior to settling on treatment options. You can find out about our dental strategies and how they are performed by reading about some of our services. Book your appointment and talk to one of our experienced dentists today.

Are You Looking for a Children’s Dentist in Sandy Springs?

Hammond Dental is a full-service family dentistry that prides itself on patient satisfaction. Feel safe knowing that you and your entire family are receiving top-rated care from our expert dental physicians. We take the hassle out of dentistry, save the headaches that come from juggling multiple dentist appointments, and receive all of your care under one roof.

What Kind of Treatments Do Pediatric Dentists Perform?

Hammond Dental provides comprehensive oral health care that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dental Cleanings
  • Regular Dental Health Check-ups
  • Cavity Fillings
  • Gum Disease and ulcers
  • Emergency Dental Care for chipped and broken teeth
  • Dental Sealants

When your child regularly sees their dentist, they are much more likely to be at ease in the future if an issue arises that needs to be taken care of. Having a checkup every six months will enable your child to have the best opportunity for good oral health.

There are some cases where it may be necessary to see a pediatric specialist. At Hammond Dental we are a general family dentistry, and while we provide some of the same care a pediatric specialist would provide there are some instances where we may not be the best fit.

A Pediatric Specialist may be required when:

  • Diagnosing a misaligned bite in your childs jaw
  • Issues dealing with sucking of the thumb or pacifiers
  • Diagnosing special conditions relating to your child’s dental health

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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are dentists that focus on the oral health of children. This can be infants all the way through the teenage years. They are specially trained to care for children’s teeth, gums, and mouth through all of the stages of childhood.

By the end of the first six months of life, most children start to get their baby teeth. By age six or seven, they begin to lose their first set of teeth and permanent teeth move in. If children do not learn proper daily dental care techniques they can find themselves experiencing tooth decay and disease. If these conditions aren’t addressed, they can continue to impact their oral and overall health throughout their adult life. This is why it’s important to establish a dentist/patient relationship for your child with our providers at Hammond Dental.

 

What Kind of Training Does a Pediatric Dentist Have?

At a minimum, the dentist will have completed four years of dental school with an additional two years of residency training in pediatric dentistry.

Our Staff and doctors are trained professionals and will be able to answer all your questions to help you and your child feel welcome and safe.

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What Questions Should You Ask Your Dentist About Your Child’s Oral Health?

Here are some questions you should ask your pediatric dentist:

  • When should I start bringing my child in for checkups?
  • What is the proper way to clean my child’s teeth?
  • At what age should I start brushing my baby’s teeth with toothpaste?
  • How often should I bring my baby in for a checkup?
  • What should I expect on my first visit?
  • Will I be able to bring my child in for a tour of the office before the appointment?
  • How do you handle children with learning and mental disabilities?

Knowing the answers to these questions will enable you to get a full handle on how to help your child have the best experience at the dentist and develop one of the most important healthcare relationships in their life.

If your child does require treatment, feel confident, and safe that our dental specialists will let you know what the best course of action is for your child. It is important to involve parents in their child’s oral care so good oral hygiene can be practiced at home.

Habits are formed very early on with children and you want those habits to be good ones. Make sure to teach them to brush around the gums and to floss as soon as they are able to on their own. You also want to set a good example by letting them see you brushing and flossing your teeth, and by attending your regularly scheduled dental checkups.

Schedule An Appointment For The Whole Family Today!

Are you looking for a new dentist for you and your children? If you have been looking for an experienced and gentle dentist to take care of your child’s smile, you’ve found the right place. Contact the friendly staff at Hammond Dental, today. For appointment or more details, please call us or message us on Facebook and we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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