Pediatric Dentistry An Overview
Our Emerald Isle, NC dental care team is compassionate, patient, and well versed in all stages of oral health. Our focus on patient education can help your child and teen learn effective oral hygiene for healthy life long habits. Good oral health begins at the first sign of your child’s first tooth.
Children should visit the dentist every six months for a thorough oral health exam and dental cleaning. Regular visits to the dentist can help children build a positive dentist-patient relationship and help them to feel safe and comfortable when visiting the dentist. Our dental care team will help teach your child effective brushing and flossing methods and can help them understand the importance of their oral health. Our goal is to empower your children with the knowledge they need to keep their smiles bright and healthy for years to come.
Routine dental care also enables Dr. Myers to monitor the development of your child’s oral health, spotting signs of possible dental concerns early for quick and effective treatment. Our team can also work with patients who may need orthodontic care to address bite concerns, congenital jaw structure issues and myofunctional habits that are affecting their development. Myofunctional habits can include thumb sucking and tongue thrusting, both of which can impact tooth and palate development and affect your child’s speech.
Pediatric Dentistry What to Expect
Emerald Isle Smiles Dental Studio offers a range of treatments that are tailored to the needs of growing smiles. We take a comprehensive approach to dental care providing general, cosmetic and restorative dental treatments for complete oral health at any age. Dr. Myers offers dental care that is designed to promote natural, healthy and functional smiles.
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Bi-annual dental exams and teeth cleanings are essential for the oral health of patients at any age. Starting your child on a path to oral health from an early age can encourage positive associations with visiting the dentist. Six-month check ups through out your child’s life can help Dr. Myers track their oral development and spot any developing dental concerns early for the chance of conservative treatment.
Invisalign for Teens
Invisalign clear aligners can straighten teeth, realign bites with out the social stigma of traditional braces. Teens are sensitive to their appearance and Invisalign offers a discreet way to straighten their teeth. Invisalign is removable and allows for better oral hygiene. Teens who wear Invisalign are less likely to experience tooth decay and tooth discoloration often associated with traditional braces.
Dr. Myers offers custom fit sports mouthguards for athletes of all ages. Sports related injuries are one of the most common causes of tooth loss in kids and teens. A custom fit mouthguard offers better protection and comfort in comparison to over the bite-and-fit options.
Emergency Pediatric Dentistry
Whether your child got their tooth knocked out riding the waves, or lost a dental filling eating salt water taffy, our dental care team is here to help restore their beautiful smile. In the event of a dental emergency, contact our dentist office immediately.