Start healthy habits with pediatric dentistry in Clarksburg, WV

At All Smiles Dental in Clarksburg, WV, we promote healthy smiles in young patients to help them avoid issues with their oral health. Pediatric dentistry focuses on preventing developmental issues in the teeth and jaws. The sooner your child establishes a relationship with the dentist, the more comfortable they will feel. Drs. Roger Suter and Adam Boustany welcome kids of all ages to the dentist, and we strive to make it a comfortable and educational experience for the whole family.

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Prevention focused kids’ dentistry 

Tooth decay, even in baby teeth, can have serious consequences for your child’s smile. Baby teeth act as guideposts for adult teeth, and when they are compromised, your child is more likely to have dental crowding and bite alignment issues. We will educate you and your child on proper brushing and flossing techniques and help you understand how habits like thumb sucking and sugary snacks affect the development of the teeth, jaw, and facial muscles.

Our dental team will work with you to promote healthy hygiene and avoid habits that can cause issues with your child’s oral health. Your child’s first dental visit should start sometime between the first and second birthday, but you shouldn’t wait for their teeth to come in to start brushing. During each visit, we will examine your child’s teeth and jaws to keep an eye out for issues as they develop and focus on preventative care such as cleaning and removing tartar and plaque buildup.

Planning perfect smiles

Once the baby teeth fall out and the adult teeth begin to erupt, your dentist will watch for early signs of malocclusion and dental crowding and may recommend treatment to prevent complications in the future. Orthodontic treatment works best in adolescents while the jaw is still malleable when the teeth are more likely to stay in position after treatment.

We may also recommend preventative treatments such as dental sealants on the molars, or fluoride rinses, to promote healthy tooth enamel and prevent decay on areas where it’s harder to clean the teeth at home. These treatments can offer years of protection and save you time and money on dental procedures. Contact our office in Clarksburg, WV, today at (304) 623-9188 to schedule dental visits for your family and learn more about how we can help.