Children's Dentistry in Tuscaloosa, AL
When it comes to members of your family, we understand that your children are a top priority. That is why we offer a full range of children’s dentistry services at our Tuscaloosa, AL dental practice. Helping your children get off on the right foot when it comes to their oral health can set them up for a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Your Child’s First Visit
Depending on the age of your child at their first visit, we will tailor their appointment to their age and attention span. If your child is very young, we will offer a "meet and greet" type of visit to allow them to become accustomed to the dental office and our team. We can show your little one around, take them for a ride in the dental chair, and help them adjust to their new dental home.
When we approach children in this way, it helps familiarize them with the office sights and sounds, making their future visits more comfortable.
As your child matures, we will incorporate an exam and dental cleaning, according to his or her comfort level, as well as hygiene instruction.
Children’s Dentistry – Preventive Services
Dr. Mark Tickle works well with children and will provide a complete exam to screen for common childhood dental conditions such as decay and gum disease. He will also recommend digital x-rays to help spot these conditions as early as possible. His exams can help keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy, which is so important to their overall health as they grow.
Our hygienists are accustomed to working with patients of all ages and will perform a thorough, gentle professional teeth cleaning in order to remove any tartar and bacteria that have collected since your child’s last visit.
We also offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants to ward off decay. Fluoride treatments strengthen enamel, and sealants create a barrier between bacteria and the deep grooves of your child’s teeth. These affordable and safe preventive treatments can contribute to the healthy maintenance of your child’s teeth.
Children’s Dentistry – Restorative Services
Most kids have a cavity at one time or another. In fact, in America, more than 95% of people have at least one filling, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We do our best to catch cavities early so that we can treat them while they are small. This allows us to provide the most comfortable care available and preserve the integrity of your child’s teeth.
At Mark Tickle, DMD, Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we offer tooth-colored fillings. This means that they will blend in with your child’s teeth and keep their smiles protected and feeling great. We also offer silver fillings that are strong, versatile, and work well in some situations.
Children’s Orthodontic Evaluations
As your child develops, we will monitor their growth so that if they require orthodontic treatment, we can recommend it at a young age. When your child is still growing, early orthodontic intervention can cut down on treatment time and provide better results. We can look for conditions such as overcrowding, underbite, overbite, and gaps in their teeth in order to catch them early.
Are You Looking for a Children’s Dentist in Tuscaloosa?
Call our office today and schedule your child’s next preventive appointment. Do you have a dental emergency? We also accept new patients on an emergency basis and are committed to the dental health of your entire family.
We look forward to meeting you and your family!