The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends your child see a dentist no later than his/her first birthday. That's because your child’s early experiences at the dentist will set their attitude toward dental care for the rest of their life. That’s why it’s essential for your child to have positive, comfortable dental visits during these impressionable years. Dr. Dallin Young, Dr. Jon Hanks and our pediatric dental team know the important role we’ll play in your child’s life, and take that responsibility very seriously.
We understand that some children are scared about seeing a dentist. They may have heard frightening stories from friends or through media. Being in a new environment with unfamiliar equipment and sounds can be worrisome, too. So we’ll talk with your child about dental care. We’ll give them a tour of the practice, explain what the different instruments do and why they’re important. And before any kind of treatment, we’ll show your child what will happen and tell them what to expect. By making the dental experience become familiar, your child will relax and feel more comfortable.
Making dentistry more comfortable is essential for children! We offer laser dentistry, which allows us to fix many cavities without numbing shots. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), in-office sedation, and general anesthesia may also be used depending on your child's needs. All of these options mean less stress for your child, and are part of the process of learning that a visit to see us isn’t anything to worry about.
Some of the pediatric dental treatments we offer include:
- Regular checkups, cleanings, and fluoride
- Digital X-rays (significantly less radiation than film)
- Tooth colored fillings and sealants
- Dental care for infants
- Treatment for thumb sucking
- Care for pediatric dental emergencies
Young Smiles Children’s Dentistry is located in Fairbanks, AK, where we serve patients from the North Star Borough, North Pole, and the surrounding communities. Please call to schedule an appointment, today!
Dr. Young, Dr. Hanks and our team look forward to starting your child on the path to a lifetime of great oral health, strong teeth, and bright, beautiful smiles!