At Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry we pride ourselves in providing the best pediatric dental care to children in Holly Springs and Cary. We believe in providing a caring and fun environment for children who may be scared for their first dental appointment. We provide a variety of services including but not limited to dental check-ups, teeth cleaning, and teeth fillings.


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The Importance of a Pediatric Dentist

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Our pediatric dentistry believes in making each and every child feel as comfortable as possible when visiting our office. We understand the hesitation children can have when they start going to the dentist and our goal is to ensure that they enjoy their dental visit every time they come to our office.

It is important for children to establish a good relationship with their pediatric dentist. This encourages good dental habits at a young age that will continue throughout the rest of their life. Our dental practice can help teach your children the healthiest dental care techniques such as how to brush, floss, and care for their teeth. We also give parents hints about how to guide their children into a healthy dental hygiene routine.

At our pediatric dentistry, we will always work with you to ensure that your children are receiving the best dental care possible. Our team understands the importance you place on choosing the right pediatric dentist for your children. We want to make sure that you and your children are comfortable and excited about visiting our dentist office.

How Is Pediatric Dentistry Different From General Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses specifically on the treatment of children’s teeth starting at infancy and going until they progress into general dentistry. The structure and sensitivity of a child’s mouth is much different from the mouth of an adult. This is why pediatric dentistry uses much less evasive and more sensitive techniques when they clean children’s teeth compared to adults.

It is important that your child’s dental health is routinely inspected by a dental professional as this will help keep the teeth free from tartar and bacteria growth. Once your child is old enough to go to the dentist, they will begin to receive teeth cleanings, dental check-ups, dental x-rays, and treatments for gum disease and cavities just as an adult would. We recommend that your child sees their pediatric dentist every 6 months in order to remain in good dental health.

When To See A Pediatric Dentistry For The First Time

It is important to schedule an appointment with our family dentists as soon as your child begins to grow in their first baby teeth. The timeline for this differs for each child as this can be as early as 3 months or it could be later. We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment by your child’s first birthday at the latest point.

It is important to see a family dentist practice who has experience with pediatric dentistry as they understand the best possible practices to keep your child’s mouth clean and healthy. Going to the dentist for the first time can be intimidating for a child but working with a dentist who has experience working with kids will make the entire process much easier. We will help you child maintain a healthy smile and help establish a foundation of dental health moving forward.

Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

How Often Should My Child Go To The Dentist?

It is important for children, as well as adults, to see their dentist every 6 months in order to have routine teeth cleaning and to make sure the dental structure won’t cause your child any unnecessary pain or discomfort as the teeth begin to grow in.

When Should My Child Go To The Dentist For The First Time?

It is important to bring your child in for their first dental appointment by the time their first tooth begins to grow in. Each child has a slightly different time table but we recommend that you bring your child in for their first dental appointment by their first birthday at the latest point.

What Should I Use To Clean My Baby’s Teeth?

We recommend that you only use a soft-bristled toothbrush that is specifically made for infants as this will help you clean your baby’s teeth but is soft enough to not cause any unnecessary irritation.

Do Baby’s Need To Use Toothpaste?

We recommend that children as well as adults use toothpaste as this is a necessary tool to help remove plaque build up from your teeth. However, we recommend that infants and young children use a soft-bristled toothbrush instead of a tooth brush made for adults.

How Can Parents Help Children Clean Their Teeth?

We recommend that you help your children set up a consistent dental routine starting at a young age. It is important to teach your kids how to properly brush and floss their teeth as soon as possible. Along with consistent brushing and flossing at home it is important to schedule dental visits every six months to allow a dental professional to help clean and analyze dental health.

Are Dental X-Rays Safe For Children?

X-rays are a vital aspect of analyzing the dental health of children as well as adults. Dental x-rays provide little to no threat to the health of the patient. Our dental professionals take every precaution to provide safety as well as peace of mind to all of our patients.


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