• January 16, 2017

One of the best parts of family dentistry is getting to work with children. The team at Brandon Family Dental looks forward to helping kids learn good oral health habits, and we hope to see you and your family in our office soon.

When you visit our dentist office in Ortonville, MI, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, and we will go out of our way to help you and your children feel comfortable and relaxed.

To get to know Dr. Harrell and the rest of our team, just make an appointment with us soon. You can contact us by calling 248-469-0218.

We looking forward to meeting you or to seeing you again.

 

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

A good experience during your son or daughter’s first official trip to the dentist can make it easier to return. We know that no one is more important to you than your children. Our team at Brandon Family Dental understands this every time a young patient is sitting in our chairs.

Dr. Harrell and the rest of our staff will make every effort to help your child have fun during their visits with us, starting with his or her first dental cleaning.

One of our primary goals during that first visit is to help your child know that he or she is welcome in our office. We want every child to feel comfortable and safe.

As a parent, you will be welcome to come back with your child during this first visit. As part of their care, we may take digital X-rays. One reason we use a digital X-ray machine is that it uses a fraction of the radiation of the old film X-ray machine.

Not only does this make X-rays safer for everyone, it also allows us to see the X-rays faster. This will become more important as your child returns. It will help us compare X-rays more quickly and spot any changes in your child’s teeth between visits.

A member of our team will give your child a professional dental cleaning, and we will examine his or her mouth for any signs of cavities or gum disease. If we spot any problems, we will let you know what can be done to treat it.

We also hope you see every visit to our dentist office in Ortonville, MI, as an opportunity. You can ask questions about what you can do at home to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be. Our team is happy to demonstrate good brushing and flossing techniques so your family can remove as many bacteria and as much plaque as possible.

Call 248-469-0218 today to schedule your first appointment at Brandon Family Dental.

 

Useful Family Dental Services

Routine dental cleanings and examinations are the foundations of family dentistry.

However, we offer other services that can further reduce your child’s risk of oral health problems.

Tooth decay is a small problem that can turn into much bigger ones if it is left untreated. The best way to deal with tooth decay is actively working to prevent it whenever possible.

This is why we also offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments at our office.

Parents understand that what they want their children to do and what their children actually do are not always the same thing. This is true for keeping their rooms clean and for oral hygiene as well.

How many times have you asked your son or daughter if he or she really brushed her teeth before bed? How many times have your children eaten more candy or dessert than you would like?

If you know the answers, then you will understand why dental sealants are a good idea. Dental sealants cover the chewing surface of your child’s molars (the big teeth in the back of the mouth). These are the teeth that are the most likely to develop tooth decay and cavities.

The sealants serve as a barrier for bacteria. Dental sealants provide an added layer of protection for those times when your kids don’t brush as well as they should.

Fluoride treatments help in another way. Fluoride is a mineral that can make your enamel stronger when it is applied to your teeth. In fact, fluoride can repair minor damage to your teeth. It can’t fix a cavity that’s already formed, but it may be able to stop a cavity from occurring.

To get either of these services, request them when you schedule your family’s next cleanings at Brandon Family Dental.

 

When you call 248-469-0218, please let us know if this is your child’s first dental appointment. We know this is an important step for your child and for you as a parent.