We recommend that you schedule your child’s first dental appointment as soon as they get their first tooth or by their first birthday. That way, you’ll be creating a solid foundation for them to start building good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.
As a family dentist, Dr. Bandy treats patients of all ages. This includes babies, toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers. One of the benefits of choosing Bandy Dental is that your child can keep seeing our dentist long after they turn 18. It also makes it easier for you to keep track of appointments if everyone in your family goes to the same dental practice.
It’s a myth that baby teeth aren’t important. The truth is that your child’s baby teeth help hold space for their permanent ones. Baby teeth also aid in your child’s dental development, which includes speech and being able to eat nutritious foods that keep them healthy and thriving.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cavities are the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States. The good news is that you can prevent your child from getting cavities by making sure they practice good oral hygiene.
We also offer dental sealants for children. By sealing the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars, we’re able to stop plaque from hiding where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Another option is a professional fluoride treatment, which helps strengthen your child’s enamel so it’s more resistant to acid attacks from plaque.
Both of these procedures can be done in one visit to our office.
Dr. Bandy is an experienced family dentist in Holly, Michigan. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to treat your child, so they maintain a healthy smile. To request an appointment for your child, please call Bandy Dental at (248) 634-9251. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.