At Keech Family Dentistry, we love treating kids because we know that our gentle treatment points them in the right direction for a lifetime of great oral health. We want every visit your child has with us to be enjoyable because our goal is to do whatever we can to ensure that they develop a positive attitude about their own dental care in the future.
Dr. Richard Keech has a special way with children and knows how to speak to them on their level to develop a bond of safety and security. We value the trust that you place in us to help take care of your child’s oral health care, and our entire team will go out of their way to help them feel safe and comfortable
The First Visit
We recommend that you schedule your child’s first visit as soon as their baby teeth start erupting, but no later than age one. Wonder why it’s necessary for us to see your child at this young age? You may be thinking that those baby teeth will eventually be lost anyway, but protecting these teeth is essential because they play an important role in the proper development of permanent teeth.
It’s also important for your child to become familiar with their surrounding during these early visits. We want them to get used to being around us so they feel comfortable every time they visit. There are a lot of new people, sights, and sounds in a dental office for a child to absorb, and it’s important that we ease them gently into the idea of visiting the dentist.
Childhood Dental Care
Our focus during these early visits is making sure that your child’s baby teeth stay healthy. Baby teeth act as placeholders, providing permanent teeth with the space necessary to develop properly. Losing a baby tooth too soon can create problems down the road, like crowding and misalignment of permanent teeth.
Regular checkups are essential because we want to be able to find and correct any problems like cavities before they become a threat to your child’s oral health. We also offer preventive services like fluoride treatments and sealants that will help get your kids’ oral health off to an excellent start.
Gentle, Compassionate Care
It might feel overwhelming for both you and your toddler or young child to make those all-important first dental visits. Dr. Keech and our team understand that children need to be treated with special care, and we are committed to creating an experience for them that is fun and enjoyable. When your child is with us, we devote our complete attention to them and their needs.
Please Contact Our Office
We would love to be a part of helping your child enjoy excellent oral health that lasts a lifetime. Please contact our Fayetteville dental office, and we will be happy to arrange an appointment so that you can both come in and meet Dr. Keech and our team.