Dr. Suman Vidyarthi and Dr. Nanditha Vivekananthan are pleased to offer children's dentistry and to play a part in laying the groundwork for kids to develop a positive attitude about oral health care. They enjoy treating children of all ages and understand that a positive dental experience is one where a child feels safe, secure, and at ease with us.
Your Child's First Dental Visit
The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends bringing children for their first dental visit upon the arrival of their first baby tooth or by age one. This seems early to many parents, but there's actually quite a lot that our kids' dentists in Durham can do to positively influence your baby's future oral health at this age.
If we can see your child before a problem arises, our dentists can work with him or her in a stress-free manner and reinforce a positive attitude about dental visits. The first visit is meant to be low-key and a fun adventure for your child. We will let them explore some of our equipment, count their teeth, and let them take a ride in the dental chair.
As a parent, you play a crucial role in protecting your child's oral health. Our children's dentists in Durham will spend time during this appointment showing you how to brush and floss your baby's teeth and address any questions or concerns you have.
Dentistry for Children of All Ages
It's essential to do everything we can to protect baby teeth until they are ready to come out on their own. Not only do healthy baby teeth help your child learn to chew solid foods and speak clearly, but they also hold space for permanent teeth to have room to emerge correctly.
If your child gets a cavity, we need to fill it to keep the baby tooth strong and healthy. As they lose baby teeth and gain permanent teeth, Dr. Suman and Dr. Vivek will provide age-appropriate dental care, including exams, cleanings, dental sealants, and fluoride.
Falls and accidents are common in childhood, as are dental injuries from sports activities. Dental trauma at a young can lead to long-term damage, so we strongly encourage all parents to make sure their children wear mouth guards. We customize strong and durable mouth guards that offer far greater protection than generic mouth guards do.
We Look Forward to Meeting Your Child
Dr. Suman and Dr. Vivek look forward to welcoming your son or daughter to our child-friendly Durham dental office. We have a dedicated play area for kids in our reception area with a TV and a kid's table loaded with magnets, books, building toys, and puzzles that help set a positive tone for your child's dental experience at Renaissance Family Dentistry.
If you live in Durham or its surrounding communities of Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, and Raleigh, please call us at (919) 739-2539 to schedule an appointment for your child.