Elm Grove Pediatric Dentist
At Honest Teeth, Dr. Meinerz and Dr. Krueger treat patients of all ages, and we love getting the opportunity to meet your little ones. If you are looking for pediatric dentistry in Elm Grove, our informative, kid-focused approach ensures that your child feels safe and comfortable during every appointment. Honest Teeth is an ideal dental home for you and your family, and we would feel honored to be a part of your dental health journey.
When Should I Bring My Child To The Dentist For The First Time?
If you’re a new parent of an infant, you might be wondering when you should start bringing your child to the dentist. The American Dental Association recommends that your child see the dentist when they turn one year old, or when their first tooth erupts; whichever happens first.
If your child is older and they haven’t had a dental appointment, now is the perfect time to start! Seeing a dentist like Dr. Kyle Krueger or Dr. Max Meinerz for six-month dental exams and teeth cleanings is the best way to keep their your child’s mouth healthy for years to come.
At your first appointment, one of our dentists will examine your child’s mouth, discuss their oral health with you, and answer any questions you may have about oral hygiene. We’ll ask you questions about your child’s diet and dental care routine, and offer tips tailored to your lifestyle that will help you protect your child’s mouth as they grow. We’re always accepting new patients, and we’d love to meet you and your family!
Dental Sealants – Perfect For Protecting Little Smiles!
When it comes to cavities, prevention is the best medicine. Proper brushing and flossing methods help prevent cavities, but if you want another layer of protection for your little one, dental sealants provide even more peace of mind.
Dental sealants consist of a special liquid resin which is “painted” onto your child’s rear molars and hardens into a solid, strong plastic surface. This surface prevents plaque, bacteria, and acid from causing tooth decay in the molars, where cavities are very common. This treatment is affordable, non-invasive, and can last up to 10 years, so it’s ideal for younger children who may be cavity-prone.
Treating Cavities With Tooth-Colored Fillings
Despite your best efforts, your child can still develop a cavity that may require a filling. Almost 50% of children in the US will develop at least one cavity by the time they’re 19 years old.
We know that a filling can seem intimidating to you and your child. We do our best to explain the process in a child-friendly way and make sure that you and your little one are comfortable throughout the procedure. We also offer sedation dentistry for kids of every age, and we use tooth-colored composite fillings, so your child’s smile will remain bright, white, and beautiful.
Schedule Your Child’s First Appointment Today!
Whether you’re a new parent making your child’s first appointment, or you’re just looking for a new pediatric dentist in Elm Grove, the team at Honest Teeth is happy to help! Call today to learn more about what makes Honest Teeth different and read some of our reviews to get to know us a bit before you come in!
Dr. Krueger and Dr. Meinerz love treating kids, and your little ones are sure to feel at home in our modern, child-friendly office. To schedule your appointment, give us a call at (262) 784-7770, or come to our office at 15255 Watertown Plank Road, Suite 100, Elm Grove, WI 53122.