Our team at Beaumont Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing top-notch quality care for the whole family. We treat patients of all ages, from 2 to 92. Below you will find some of the services we offer for children and information on your child’s first visit to our office.
From Our Family to Yours
We are a family-centered practice. In fact, Dr. Patricia Takacs’ two children, Drs. Ryan and Kyle Golibersuch, both work for the practice. We understand the importance of family and of making sure they have a dental health care provider that they can trust.
Children love us at Beaumont Family Dentistry, and we love them! Dr. Jill Miller takes care of most of the little folks, treating them with gentleness and kindness. Children can start as early as 2 years old with us, often with visits to just get used to being at the dental office. We have a great deal of experience with children’s dentistry and know how to help a child develop bright, healthy, straight teeth. In addition to services such as pain-free fillings and sealants to prevent tooth decay, we provide braces and spacers for children.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
We recommend bringing your child in to see the dentist for the first time at around age 2. Your child’s first visit to our dental office is designed to be a relaxed, getting-to-know-you visit. We call this a “Happy Visit.” During this first visit, we will do only what your child is comfortable doing. Our goal will be to perform a full exam, but we want to make sure your child is happy and relaxed – if she isn’t, we won’t move forward. Your child’s first visit to our office is designed to be a no-pressure situation – for you and your child.
While you are here, your child will be allowed to get acquainted with the office, equipment, and staff. This is also a great time for parents to ask questions. Parents are, of course, allowed to stay with their child if they would like to – this often helps your child feel more comfortable and relaxed. We try to be as accommodating and helpful as possible, ensuring that you and your child have a pleasant experience at our office.
Services for Young People
Dr. Takacs is highly trained and experienced in the straightening of teeth and can see your child as young as 9 to get an early start on a beautiful smile. We can do this by utilizing space maintainers. Space maintainers are a type of retainer that develops space for crowded teeth so that when the permanent teeth come in, there will be room to create movement with braces or Invisalign. This can set your child up for success in their orthodontic treatment (or even prevent the need for it) later down the road.
We also offer pain-free fillings for children. Cavities can form as young as 3 or 4 years, and we keep a close eye out for any signs of decay. We use a DIAGNOdent laser for early cavity detection and can fill the tiny holes without any injections and without any pain. We also offer nitrous oxide sedation for kids who are nervous about having dental work.
Sealants and fluoride treatments are also great for kids because they protect the teeth from decay and disease. Participating in these protections early in your child’s life will help them keep a healthier smile longer.
If you are ready to make an appointment for you or your child, please call our office or use our online form to send us a message. We’ll be happy to help keep your family healthy!