Children’s Dentistry Port Orange

If you’re a parent, you know childhood goes by so quickly.

The baby who was just crawling across the floor is now the teenager grabbing the car keys and heading out the door -- and the smile that started out with just one tooth is now the smile of a confident young adult. No matter what stage of life you are in with your children, Dr. Bannan and our staff at Water’s Edge Dental want to make sure their teeth are healthy and beautiful. If you’re looking for children’s dentistry in Port Orange, then you can count on Dr. Bannan to provide your son or daughter with all the services they need from infancy through adolescence and into adulthood.

Why Choose Water’s Edge Dental for Children’s Dentistry?

  • Friendly Team in a Home-Like Dental Office
  • Numerous Flexible Financing Options Available
  • Patients of All Ages Welcome

Dental Care for Your Baby

Even before you bring your child for his or her first visit to the dentist, oral health care is very important. Get your child accustomed to having their gums and teeth cleaned during infancy. You can use a soft cloth dampened with warm water to clean their gums after feeding, and then advance to a small toothbrush and water when that first baby tooth erupts. Toothpaste should not be used until they are old enough to spit, which is usually around the age of two for most kids. After then, be sure to select fluoride toothpaste endorsed by the American Dental Association. And don’t forget to floss, too, in order to remove bacterial plaque that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Your Child’s First Visit to the Family Dentist in Port Orange

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have a baseline visit with the dentist around their first birthday. At this appointment, Dr. Bannan will be able to check on the development of your son or daughter’s teeth and bite.

Then, around the age of two or three, they can begin coming to see Port Orange family dentist Dr. Bannan for twice-yearly dental checkups just like mommy and daddy. At these checkups, we’ll clean and polish their teeth, check each tooth for any signs of developing cavities, examine the condition of their gums, and continue to monitor the development of their bite.

Children’s Dental Checkups & Cleanings

Our team will do everything that we can to ensure that every time your child comes in for a visit, they have a positive experience. We’ll explain the importance of daily oral hygiene to them and ensure that their smile receives the personalized attention it deserves. During these biannual appointments, we’ll be able to scope out problems before they cause your child pain and interfere with their dental development, and we’ll also be able to remove built-up plaque and tartar on their teeth.

Dental Sealants

Battling tooth decay is a constant for kids. In fact, tooth decay is a more common chronic condition than both asthma and hay fever. To help your children avoid cavities, Dr. Bannan may recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Sealants place a barrier between your children’s molars and decay-causing bacteria. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen enamel, so your children’s teeth are better shielded against decay.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride, often abbreviated as “SDF,” is an ADA-approved treatment that we can use to bolster your child’s oral health. It involves using fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral that benefits tooth enamel, and silver and ammonia, which have antibacterial properties. These solutions are low-cost and quite easy to painlessly and safely apply following a routine dental appointment.