Quality kid’s dentistry in Kentwood, MI
Are you looking for a dental office where your children will feel comfortable and receive quality treatment? If so, look no farther than Kentwood Family Dental Care! Dr. Michelle is a skilled dentist, loving mother, and respected member of the Kentwood, MI community. She welcomes patients of all ages, and kid’s dentistry is one of her favorite aspects of her practice. We offer a full range of preventive and restorative treatments, including tooth sealants, cavity fillings, and more.
A true dental home for your family
Our office is child-friendly, and our entire team loves to keep little smiles healthy. We understand that it is important to make dental visits fun for children while simultaneously helping them understand and appreciate the importance of oral health. From infants to grandparents, we know that every stage of life brings unique oral health challenges. We are here every step of the way to help your family enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Baby’s first dentist appointment
You might not expect your child to need a dentist until he or she is a toddler. However, the ideal time to begin dental care is around six months of age, when the first tooth appears, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The reason is that baby teeth are tiny, and little mouths develop quickly, so a small problem can become a big one before you know it. Regular check-ups early give us the opportunity to detect and correct problems early, while also monitoring your child’s oral development.
What to expect during an infant’s first check-up:
- We use the knee-to-knee position so you and one of our dental professionals can hold your child
- Our hygienist will gently clean your child’s teeth and give you home care tips
- Dr. Michelle will perform an examination and offer nutritional advice along with information about healthy tooth development
- We will be happy to answer any questions you may have
Dentistry designed for kids
We go the extra mile to make dental visits fun for children and relaxing for parents:
- Family-friendly reception area – We do not like to call it a waiting room because we strive to avoid making any of our patients wait. However, even a short time with bored children can be challenging. That is why our reception area is stocked with toys and art supplies to keep little ones entertained and let parents complete paperwork in peace.
You are invited to join our family of happy, healthy smiles
If your child, or anyone else in your family, is due for a check-up, give us a call at (616) 612-1176 to schedule an appointment.