7047 Halcyon Summit Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
68 Village Loop
Wetumpka, AL 36093

Services & Helpful Dental Tips

At Dentistry For Children in Montgomery and Wetumpka, AL, we believe that excellent oral hygiene at an early age is essential for a beautiful, healthy smile and long-term well-being. As a leading provider of pediatric dental care, we are committed to promoting preventive measures such as dental sealants and maintaining optimal oral health. We understand the significance of helping young patients develop and maintain great oral health habits. By making our services enjoyable and engaging, we aim to ensure that our patients embrace these healthy habits for a lifetime.

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Pediatric Dental Services in Montgomery & Wetumpka, AL

Our Services Include

Infant Dental Exams

We recommend your child’s first dental exam occur before their first birthday. This visit gives us the opportunity to get to know you and your child, while creating a personalized treatment plan. This will ensure your child is set up for success in regards to their oral health.

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Helping children understand the importance of good dental hygiene is our #1 goal. During each regular visit, we clean the mouth to help prevent bacterial growth, which leads to cavities, gum disease, and gingivitis. In addition, we educate them on the proper way to brush and floss, to help reinforce lessons taught at home. For added protection, we also utilize dental sealants and fluoride treatments.

Dietary Counseling

An individual’s diet plays a major role in their dental health. Consuming sugar, starches, juices frequently can directly impact your child’s teeth. Eating a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet lowers the risk of tooth decay and other dental disorders.

Space Maintenance

Tooth position is important, especially at an early age, because it directly impacts speech and chewing. We help monitor the spacing between primary (“baby”) teeth so that permanent teeth have adequate room for eruption (or development and growth).

Preventive Sealants

Sealants are a treatment option aimed at preventing tooth decay. The sealant acts as a barrier and protects the enamel from plaque and acids.

General Anesthesia

Our dentists may recommend general anesthesia if your child can’t receive dental care in a traditional office setting. This may be recommended if a child has special needs or developmental delay, a patient’s age, cooperation level, and or due to the amount of treatment necessary- When this is required for our patients, we perform these dental procedures in a hospital setting with an anesthesiologist.

Lip Tongue Tie

Tight tongue or lip frenulum can contribute to breastfeeding and speech difficulties. When indicated, frenectomy may help alleviate the problem.

Helpful Tips:

Smart Snacking

There are many important factors to consider when choosing a snack. It is not only what you eat as a snack, but how often you snack. Here are some important facts about how snacking affects your teeth and things to consider when choosing a snack.

Snacking & Tooth Decay

Everyone has plaque bacteria in their mouths. Most snacks that you eat contain sugar and starches that turn into acid; soft drinks, juice, cookies, candy, even potato chips and pretzels. When the sugar meets with the plaque it creates acid, causing a “plaque attack” on your teeth.

It Is How Often That Matters

Every time you eat a sugary snack the acid attacks your teeth for 20 minutes. The “plaque attack” makes the enamel of your teeth weak. That is when cavities start! Therefore, it is better to have a snack and finish it rather than continually having small snacks throughout the day.

Selecting Healthy Snacks

DO’S DON’TS
Cherrios Fruit Roll-Ups/Gummy Snacks
Goldfish (Whole Grain) Gummy Snacks
Crackers Candy Coated Fruit
Pretzels Cookies
Popcorn Candy
Fresh Fruit Canned Fruit in Heavy Syrup
Canned Fruit In Natural Juices Popsicles
Cheese Cubes Sodas
Fresh Vegetables Caprisuns/Juice
Yogurt Kool-Aid
Milk Gatorade/Powerade
Water Flavored Milk

By limiting the number of times and type of snacks your child eats and brushing twice a day you can fight back against plaque!

Please note: If your child has been placed on a special diet due to a medical condition, this may not apply. Please continue to follow the doctor’s recommendation.

Dental Emergencies

Have a dental emergency? Please check out this handy guide and then give us a call!

Toothaches

Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Use dental floss to remove any food that might be trapped between the teeth, See your dentist as soon as possible.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently in cold running water. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. Gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket, if this is not possible place the tooth in a cup of milk. Go immediately to your dentist (within 30 minutes, if possible) Don’t forget to bring the tooth! DO NOT INSERT A BABY TOOTH BACK IN THE MOUTH.

Broken Tooth

Gently clean dirt from the injured area with warm water. Place cold compress on the face, in the area of the tooth, to decrease swelling. Call your dentist immediately.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

Apply direct pressure to the bleeding area with a clean cloth. If swelling is present, apply cold compress. If bleeding does not stop, go to a hospital emergency room.

Object Caught Between Teeth

Try to remove the object with floss. Guide the floss carefully to avoid cutting the gums. If you’re not successful in removing the object, go to the dentist.

Possible Broken Jaw

Do not move the jaw. Secure the jaw in place by tying a handkerchief, necktie, or towel around the jaw and over the top of the head. If swelling is present, apply cold compress. Go immediately to the hospital emergency room.

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For more information on the services we provide, to schedule an appointment, or any other dental questions, please contact Dentistry For Children today at 334-277-6830. We look forward to serving both you and your child! We have offices in both Montgomery and Wetumpka.

Montgomery

7047 Halcyon Summit Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117

Wetumpka

68 Village Loop
Wetumpka, AL 36093

Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Contact

Phone: 334-277-6830
Fax: 334-270-2073
Email: info@chew-chewtrain.com

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