Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry in Morehead City, NC

Taking care of your teeth is one important aspect of keeping yourself healthy. Dentists will always share the same basic advice for maintaining your teeth’s excellent health and appearance: Brush and floss your teeth regularly to prevent tooth decay, pay a visit to your dentist at least twice a year, avoid using your teeth for opening or tearing things, and steer clear of foods and beverages that can cause stains.

Dental care for children, however, will be relatively different. Your trusted family dentist can explain how extra assistance and attention are required in looking after your kids’ teeth. Visiting the dental clinic — not to mention having to sit still in a chair while someone peers inside their mouth and uses different tools — can be a strange and even frightening experience for them, so it helps to find a professional who can expertly meet the needs of your whole family. At Sound Dental, we provide a welcoming, comfortable, and fun environment so kids don’t fear their dental visits. Call our office to schedule your child’s appointment today!

  • What does pediatric dentistry include?

    Pediatric dentistry includes using sealants to help prevent cavities and tooth decay on a child’s back molars. This is a proven preventive treatment that works by applying a thin acrylic coating over the teeth and allowing it to harden, which keeps out unwanted bacteria and plaque that could otherwise harm the teeth.

    Additionally, using fluoride applications to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel is extremely helpful in preventing decay. This involves applying fluoride directly to the teeth—bonding the enamel and keeping teeth strong and healthy—and even reversing decay.

  • What are the common issues of dental health in children?

    Many kids’ dental problems are the same ones affecting adults, but as children’s teeth are still developing, untreated dental conditions can cause poor and misaligned tooth development, leading to a more serious problem as a child grows up.

    Some of the most common issues with children are:
    – Tooth decay
    – Bad breath
    – Sensitive teeth
    – Thumb-sucking
    – Gum disease
    – Teeth grinding
    – Canker sores
    – Baby teeth-loss
    – Over-retained primary teeth
    – Dental anxiety

  • What makes Sound Dental different?

    We provide a warm, fun, and friendly environment to help your children relax and feel more receptive to the examinations and treatments.

    We encourage parents and family members to be with their children and interact with them throughout the treatment to strengthen feelings of safety and security further.

    Our staff will carefully review the dental evaluation and the available and recommended treatment options with the parents to arrive at a fully informed decision.

    Teaching children about good dental care habits can help lay a firm foundation for excellent dental self-care for the rest of their lives. This is why choosing the right dentist is important.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about pediatric dentistry or want to schedule an appointment, please give us a call and we will be happy to discuss further.

Sound Dental

306 Penny Lane
Morehead City, NC 28557
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Friday: 8:30am - 2:00pm



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