Children’s Dentistry for Syracuse Kids
At Creative Dental Concepts, we want to provide dental care for your entire family. We enjoy treating children, as well as adults. Parents usually start bringing their children in to get their teeth polished and checked at about two to three years of age. Starting them off right is very important in establishing a relationship with dentistry that is enthusiastic and positive for the rest of their lives!
Meet Your Syracuse Dentist
For decades Creative Dental Concepts has served patients residing in Syracuse, NY and its surrounding communities. Your family will receive comprehensive dentistry including many services that you won’t find at other practices, so you’ll have all your needs met here under one roof. With innovative technology we’re able to offer same-day dentistry and procedures that are more efficient and comfortable for our patients.
Dr. Gregory Craybas leads the dedicated team of professionals at this practice who are committed to building a relationship with your child and giving them an excellent experience every time they visit our office.
The First Visit
During your child’s first visit to our office, we spend a lot of time at making them feel comfortable and at ease. They will get a ride in the “big chair,” meet Mr. thirsty, and learn about all the tools we use to count and clean their teeth.
We won’t ever move forward with any type of procedure until they feel completely comfortable in doing so. We also explain to them everything that we’re doing so they don’t ever feel uneasy or surprised during a procedure. It is our goal to have your child feel happy and even excited about their visits to the dentist.
As Your Child Grows
As your little one gets older, Dr. Craybas may recommend additional services for them such as a fluoride treatment or dental sealants. Fluoride is a mineral that works to strengthen teeth that are developing, while also helping to remineralize teeth that have been affected by decay.
If your child decides to participate in sports, it is important to ensure that they have the right protective wear for their teeth and mouth. A customized mouth guard offers much better protection than those purchased at the store. Our dentist will recommend the right kind of mouth guard for your athlete, and we can even craft it here in our office for you.
Making the Most of Your Child’s Home Care Routine
There are many ways you can make learning about oral health fun for your child and avoid the daily battles over brushing and flossing their teeth. Here are a few helpful tips on making home care more fun for your child.
- Let them choose their own tools. With so many colorful and fun dental products available for kids these days, your child may get more excited about brushing if they get to choose their favorite color or flavor of toothpaste, or the tooth brush that sings.
- Try an electric toothbrush. Does your little one have trouble removing all the plaque and tartar buildup on their teeth? Most kids do. An electric brush does a lot of the hard work for them, and ensures that they’re brushing for 2 minutes with a timer.
- Track their success with a chart. Make a fun chart to track their daily brushing and flossing. Have them help you make it colorful and decorate it. When they brush twice and floss once each day for a week, consider giving them a small reward.
What are some of the ways you as a parent can support your child’s oral health at home? Here are some more ideas.
- Lead by example. Let your child watch you brush and floss your teeth and show them how you do it. This will motivate them to follow suit.
- Choose healthy snacks. Limiting snacking throughout the day is your best bet as these small meals can contribute to the development of tooth decay. If your child does reach for an afternoon snack, offer them fruits or vegetables, which actually help to neutralize the acids in their mouths that cause decay.
- Visit the dentist regularly. Just as you visit the dentist every six months, so should your children. Be sure to stay consistent with their dental visits so you can catch any issues as early as possible.
Contact Creative Dental Concepts
We look forward to meeting your child and building a long-term relationship with them that will lead to much success for their future dental visits. Contact Creative Dental Concepts if you have questions about your little one’s oral health, or if it’s time to schedule their next appointment.