Children’s Dentistry – Groveport, OH
Giving Little Smiles a Strong Start
Children can develop many of the same dental problems as adults, but they definitely have their own unique dental needs as well. First and foremost, they need to feel comfortable at the dentist’s office so they form a positive relationship with dental care in general. At Sedalia Dental in Groveport, we combine a gentle touch with expert service to give our Columbus little ones (as well as their parents) every reason to smile. Whether your child is ready for their first appointment or already thinking about college, they have a place here, and we know we’ll take great care of them. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.
Why Choose Sedalia Dental for Children’s Dentistry?
- Our Dentists are Columbus parents themselves
- Kind, gentle, and highly-skilled team
- Safe & kid-friendly environment
What Is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is one who has completed two years of postgraduate work and is licensed as a specialist. Drs. Katie and Aaron Carroll are not pediatric dentists, but they enjoy treating children and have training in providing all the basic care that children need, from checkups and cleanings to fillings, stainless steel crowns, and even orthodontic care. They are licensed as general dentists. If anything complicated comes up, they will refer your child to a pediatric dentist specialist.
Convenient Family Care
Many families enjoy going to the dentist together. It is convenient and helpful to go to the same dentist. Plus, many parents feel comfortable discussing their child’s dental needs with a dentist they are very familiar with.
Avoiding Pediatric Dental Anxiety
It is ideal to begin your child’s dental visits early. This way your child’s early experiences with the dentist will be pleasant, instead of traumatic because of dealing with a dental emergency. Our staff works hard to make your child’s visit a fun experience. We want them to look forward to their return appointments. We’ll see patients in our office as young as one year old, and parents are welcome to accompany their child during the exam.
- Don’t treat dental care as a punishment—Sometimes parents are tempted to “threaten” their children with a dental visit if they don’t regularly brush their teeth. Instead, help them understand that their dental visits are an extension of their daily oral hygiene.
- Don’t use scare tactics—Instead of telling them their dental visits will be painful if they don’t brush their teeth, talk to them about how much nicer their mouth smells after they brush.
- Don’t over-prepare them—You can unintentionally transfer anxiety to your child by spending an inordinate amount of time talking to them about their appointment to prepare them. Treat it like it is no big deal and they’ll feel that way too.
- Go to the dentist early—The younger your child has their first visit, the more likely it is to be an easy appointment.