The perfect time to introduce your child to good dental habits is from the moment he or she first grows teeth. Baby teeth hold the space for adult teeth and it’s important to give them proper care. It’s important that children have positive dental experiences early in life so that these visits aren’t sources of anxiety or stress later on.
Regular dental visits are also crucial for monitoring the effect of habits like pacifiers or thumb sucking on tooth development. We take a preventative approach with our pediatric services, sealing teeth to protect children from cavities and providing routine cleanings. We can also treat children for some dental emergencies and provide corrections to eliminate teeth grinding that can lead to TMD, or temporomandibular disorders that affect the jaw joint.
Our goal is always to keep children comfortable, to make their experience enjoyable, and to teach them that good dental habits can be fun. We offer laughing gas (nitrous oxide) when needed and our staff is skilled and gentle in introducing children to the process of teeth cleanings and x-rays. You can be confident that your child will get started off on the right foot with Tedford Family Dentistry in Ooltewah, TN. We also serve Collegedale TN, Chattanooga TN and Cleveland TN communities.