We are parents too!
Toothpaste tastes great, you tell them. It only takes a minute, you tell them. Your teeth will fall out, you tell them. Getting your kids to brush their teeth is super tricky and no amount of bribes, embellishments or fear tactics will change that.
A day in the life of a BSD dentist
At Bright Side Dental, we know the struggle is real. We’re moms and dads, too, who deal with the same brush-time routine you do. We have empathy -- and even better, we have solutions. Let us work with your family to find an oral hygiene routine that actually works.
Babies, Toddlers & Tots
We recommend that you bring your kids to our pediatric and family dentist office within six months of cutting their first tooth or by the time they turn 1, whichever comes first. It’s important to do a baseline exam when a child is young so we can more easily identify any issues that arise over time.
But probably equally important is getting your child used to coming to the dentist so they feel comfortable here. Our pediatric and family dentists have special training that prepares them for working with children. We make coming to the dentist fun, not scary.
We also use the time during visits to teach children proper brushing and flossing habits and to instill in them the value of practicing good dental hygiene. This helps set them up for a lifetime of practicing healthy habits.
Tweens & Teens
As children get older, we pay special attention to mouth and jaw development. Misalignment and other issues with the jaw or palate can cause problems with chewing, swallowing, speaking, and more.
If we spot irregularities or your child’s teeth are problematically crooked, we recommend orthodontic care. Our orthodontists work in-house, so you don’t have to travel to a different location.
Adolescents & Emerging Adults
Allowing wisdom teeth to fully emerge can cause overcrowding in your child’s mouth, pushing their teeth out of alignment.
That’s why we often recommend proactive removal of wisdom teeth. It’s done under general anesthesia, so there’s no pain, and it’s usually a quick and easy process.
Smile Architects & Smilers!
Bright Side Dental wants to do our best to help educate our patients. If your question is not listed below, please do not hesitate to call 1-800-Painless (1-800-724-6537).
Pediatric & Family Dentistry at Bright Side
It’s our goal at Bright Side Dental & Orthodontics to provide complete dental treatment for your whole family, from birth through adulthood. Depend on our dentist's office for a lifetime of care.