General Dentistry Care for the Whole Family | Pediatric Dentistry in Canton & South Lyon Michigan
At Lifetime Dental Group, we welcome families and their young ones to our Canton and South Lyon dental practice for a wide range of dental services.
We strive to make each patient’s visit a comfortable one and take measures to ensure your child’s first visit is pleasant. If you’re looking for a new family dentist, contact us today to speak to one of our caring and qualified staff members.
First Visits and Children’s Dental Care
Visiting the dentist at an early age is essential to the proactive care of your child’s oral health. If this is their first time at the dental office, parents should come with their children to the operatory, to ensure they feel safe and comfortable. Our hygienists and staff are family-friendly, and always strive to keep our patients happy and healthy. Just as you should visit the dentist twice a year, your child should as well. At Lifetime Dental Group, we aim to schedule families together, as we understand how busy your life can be.
We provide essential preventive dental treatments that keep your child’s smile healthy. From general cleanings to basic dental education, including teaching them how to properly brush and floss daily, we care for your child’s oral health and wellness.
Our pediatric dental services include:
As your child grows, their teeth and supportive structures will continue developing. In their formative years, your child’s enamel has not yet hardened, making them susceptible to cavities. Leave the decay untreated can lead to serious conditions, such as gum disease and infections, which may require more extensive care to restore your child’s oral health.
Dental enamel can be further protected with fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a mineral tha naturally develops in the body, but applying it to children’s teeth during regular visits will help strengthen the enamel. Combined with saliva, fluoride helps prevent sugar and bacteria from stick to teeth, inhibiting the development of cavities. By combining these treatments during regular visits, and using fluoride toothpaste throughout childhood, our young patients have an improved chance of preserving their healthy smile well into adulthood.
Learning to brush teeth is an essential skill and habit to promote in children. But without the assistance of a parent, children can leave areas of their smile unaddressed, making the teeth vulnerable to plaque and bacteria buildup.
Sealants are used to protect the tops of teeth that may be difficult to brush thoroughly. We fill these crevices with a safe, biocompatible material that smooths out these ridges, preventing buildup.
For more information about general family and pediatric dentistry services, or schedule an appointment for your child, please call the Lifetime Dental location nearest you. Our offices in Canton and South Lyon are staffed by experienced dentists, compassionate dental hygienists, and incredible support staff.