Children’s Dentistry

Trained and experienced dental care providers
Children's Dentistry of Huntsville

A friendly dental home for your child.

We understand that children are not just small adults and they are not always able to be patient and cooperative during dental procedures. At Children’s Dentistry of Huntsville, we know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them as comfortable as possible. We offer a wide range of treatment options, as well as expertise and training to care for your child's teeth, gums, and mouth, in order to provide a team approach to caring for your child. We will show you how to maintain your child's smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family.

We also welcome Medicaid patients and accept all forms of insurance. If you need a dentist for your child, schedule your appointment today.
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(256) 533-0757
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About Children’s Dentistry

Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your child's smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of his or her teeth and gums between checkups.

Teeth for Life

Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your child's smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of his or her teeth and gums between checkups. At Children’s Dentistry of Huntsville, our doctors want to make sure that you and your child get the most out of your office visits, and that your child's teeth stay healthy for life! We'll work with you to provide complete dental care and show you how to maintain your child's smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family.

Some of the children's dentistry services offered through Children’s Dentistry of Huntsville include the following:

Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups

Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular checkup, your hygienist will:
• Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
• Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
• Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
• Provide thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish


Fillings

Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, may include amalgam (silver fillings) or composite (white fillings). Depending on each child's situation the doctor will discuss with you the best option for restoring your child's tooth.

Fluoride

Fluoride is effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay. A fluoride treatment in a dentist’s office takes just a few minutes. After the treatment, your child may be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your child's oral health or the doctor’s recommendation, a fluoride treatment may be required every three, six, or 12 months.

Sealants

Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your child's mouth. It is difficult for a toothbrush to get in between the small cracks and grooves on your child's teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your child's teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.
Dental sealants are a plastic resin that bonds and hardens in the deep grooves on your child's tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your child's teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure against tooth decay after the permanent teeth have erupted. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and your child's dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

Sealants last from three to five years, but it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact, so if your child's sealants come off, let your dentist know, and schedule an appointment for your child's teeth to be re-sealed.

General, Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

9 offices throughout North Alabama. Each office is locally owned and operated by doctors who live in your community.
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Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental EmergenciesDental Implants
DenturesFixed BridgesGeneral DentistryOral SurgeryPeriodonticsPorcelain VeneersRestoration CrownsRoot CanalSame-Day CrownsTooth Extractions

decatur

Dental Associates of North Alabama(256) 355-2275
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Athens

Dental Associates of Athens(256) 232-1404Office Details ›

madison

Dental Associates of Madison(256) 772-9988Office Details ›

rogersville

Dental Associates of Rogersville(256) 247-1000Office Details ›

huntsville

Children’s Dentistry of Huntsville(256) 533-0757Office Details ›Dental Associates of Hampton Cove(256) 536-8120Office Details ›
Dental Associates of Jones Valleyaka: Shedd Family and Cosmetic Dentistry(256) 429-9220Office Details ›

Fyffe

Dental Associates of Fyffe(256) 623-2272Office Details ›
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