Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Brighter Smiles Family Dental

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Lebanon, PA

When your child needs a pediatric dentistry provider, your main goal is probably finding someone who treats them with compassionate care. At Brighter Smiles Family Dental in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Elaine Hoppes-Goroshko, DDS, and the skilled pediatric dentistry team emphasize patient comfort. The team works to overcome dental fears so that a dental appointment isn't a source of anxiety for your child or yourself. Click online scheduling or call the office to book your appointment today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

When should my child start pediatric dentistry care?

Brighter Smiles Family Dental treats patients aged 18 months and up. Your child can get dependable oral care throughout their youth, and then general dentistry care as an adult, all from the same providers they’ve grown to know and trust. 

What does pediatric dentistry care include?

Pediatric dentistry includes full-scale care for children of all ages. With all pediatric dental care, the compassionate team takes the time to talk to young patients. The Brighter Smiles Family Dental team understands how to fight dental anxiety to help kids feel comfortable and relaxed.

This care typically encompasses all of the following: 

Exams

During an exam, your child’s providers combine visual inspection and X-ray imaging to evaluate overall oral health and diagnose potential problems in the early stages. 

Cleaning

Dental cleanings follow your child’s dental exams. During a cleaning, your child’s Brighter Smiles Family Dental provider gently removes plaque and tartar and polishes their teeth. 

Cavity treatment

If your child develops tooth decay, also known as a cavity, their Brighter Smiles Family Dental provider can remove the decay and restore the tooth using either a filling or a crown.

Cavity treatment is comfortable thanks to the highly advanced computer regulated anesthesia delivery tool called The Wand®. The Wand can numb a single tooth to ensure a suitable procedure and prevent your child from having a numb mouth for the rest of the day.

Preventive treatments

Your child's Brighter Smiles Family Dental practitioners can provide preventive treatments, such as fluoride treatments. A fluoride treatment can help your child fight tooth decay.

Although most toothpaste contains fluoride, and many public water supplies have added fluoride as well, your child might not get enough to protect their teeth, so fluoride treatment makes up the difference. 

The Brighter Smiles Family Dental team handles all of your child’s oral health needs in one location.

How often does my child need pediatric dental care?

Children need regular oral health exams, and dental cleanings at Brighter Smiles Family Dental, usually around every six months. If your child has any new problems, like a chipped tooth or a severe toothache, between their regularly scheduled visits, reach out to the caring team to get an appointment promptly.

Use the online scheduler or call Brighter Smiles Family Dental to get the best in patient-centered pediatric dentistry now.