Pediatric Dentistry in Suwanee
Understanding Children’s Oral Health Care
At Dr. Rhonda Hogan Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry, parents never have to worry about a “one-size-fits-all” experience. We approach each child’s dental needs with the attention they deserve, taking the time to understand how to help them enjoy a smile that’s healthy, confident, and pain-free. Working with you, our experienced dentists are here to help you navigate everything from essential checkups and minor toothaches to urgent emergencies and more. If you’re looking for a Gwinnett dentist for kids, look no further! We welcome children and teens of all ages as well as children with a variety of special needs.
Dental Care Services for Kids
We are happy to be able to provide pediatric dental services for infants, children, and teens, including:
Teeth Cleanings & Exams
Dental checkups are critical to your child’s oral health. At Dr. Rhonda Hogan Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry, our team understands the importance of keeping baby teeth healthy and clean. As children age, they should have dental checkups regularly throughout the year. Most dentists — including Dr. Rhonda — recommend a dental visit once every six months to help prevent cavities and other problems.
Neglecting healthy oral health habits fuels bacteria growth, creating the perfect environment for cavities to form. Cavities in young children can occur for a number of reasons including too many sugary drinks, a lack of brushing, and even going to bed with a bottle. If you’re concerned about the impact your child’s diet may have on their dental health, consider speaking with your child’s pediatric dentist!
If your child has deep pits and grooves on their back teeth (molars), our dentist may recommend “sealing” your child’s teeth. Dental sealants are a fast and easy way of protecting your child’s teeth. A sealant is a thin protective coating painted on the chewing surface of the tooth intended to prevent decay.
Even if your child has excellent oral hygiene habits, it is not always easy to clean the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Food and germs can get stuck in the grooves where the toothbrush bristles won’t be able to reach and this can lead to decay.
Dental Care for Children with Special Needs
Finding a skilled, special needs dentist for a child can sometimes be a challenge. Fortunately, our pediatric dentists have advanced training beyond dental school that allows them to interact positively with children with special needs. This includes using behavior management solutions and, if necessary, sedation techniques that can help your child feel safe and relaxed. Our office is fully equipped to accommodate all children. With every patient, our team will work closely with parents to develop a personalized dental care plan that meets your child’s unique needs.
If you’re in need of a dentist for special needs, please contact us today and we’d be happy to speak with you more!
If your child is feeling anxious about their next dentist appointment, sedation can calm the nerves and make them more comfortable. At Dr. Rhonda Hogan Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry, our pediatric dentists can safely administer different types of sedative options at our office to help keep your child calm and comfortable throughout their dental procedures.