Kind & Caring Children's Dentistry
When you’re a parent, your children’s health and happiness are incredibly important to you – just ask Dr. Warren Zahner, whose two grown sons now work alongside him as accomplished dentists! You want their developing teeth and gums to be well-protected from decay and damage, but you’re hesitant to take them to just any practice. The dentist’s office can be a scary place at first, filled with loud noises and strange tools, and the last thing you want is to make them afraid. At Zahner Dental, you don’t need to worry – our team will provide your son or daughter with gentle, friendly care that puts their unique needs first, all while still providing treatment to the older members of your family as well. With the help of children’s dentistry services, your little one will be put on the path towards lifelong oral health.
Your Child’s First Visit
We usually recommend that you bring your child in for their first appointment around the age of three. Many parents also let their very young children tag along with them to their checkups before they reach that age. This way, your child can become familiar with our staff and office in Ellington, CT ahead of time. We’ll be happy to even show them some of the tools we’ll use when we inspect their mouth! Feeling safe and comfortable is key with many children, so this interaction can make all the difference at their first checkup.
Once we’ve come to that day, we’ll spend their appointment at Zahner Dental carefully inspecting the teeth that have come in so far. Our team will keep an eye out for signs of decay, as well as any potential development problems. We can show your child how to properly brush and floss their teeth, too. After all, it’s crucial to establish good oral hygiene routines as early as possible!
Dental Services Offered for Children
Once your child’s adult teeth begin to come in, we can offer more services to treat decay or damage. Too much sugar often leads to little cavities cropping up; we’ll be happy to treat these quickly and effectively with tooth-colored fillings. We can also provide dental sealants, a treatment that protects new molars from infection. Sealants are natural-looking, and they can be placed in one quick procedure. Because they keep the crevices that appear on the top of teeth clean, your child will be better protected against deep cavities.
Having to keep up with both a general and a pediatric dentist can be a huge pain for parents – simplify your treatments by putting all of your loved ones’ treatments in the hands of Zahner Dental. Drs. Warren, Shawn, and Jonathan Zahner are committed to providing quality general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry care for smiles of all shapes and sizes. Contact our Ellington, CT office today to schedule your child’s first appointment! We’ll be sure to treat their little teeth well.