February 12, 2018
There’s a lot to celebrate in February, including Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, and oral health campaigns like Gum Disease Awareness Month and National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). To learn about NCDHM and what you can do as a parent or guardian to ensure your kid develops good oral health habits, visit Dental Care Center of South Kansas City.
Whether your kiddo is visiting us for a routine check-up or it’s time to book your child’s first dental visit, you can call our Kansas City, MO dentist office at 816-399-5539 to book an appointment with us.
We offer a wide range of family dentistry and general dentistry options to help all the smiles in your family, big or small, stay healthy and beautiful. If you decide to contact us and make your child one of our new patients, we can even provide a special for a dental cleaning and exam for just $79!
If you don’t currently have dental insurance, don’t let that keep you and your little one away from the dentist. We accept a variety of payment options, including financing through a third-party, CareCredit.
We also offer some extended hours that many other dentists don’t so you can find appointment times that work better for your busy schedule. Like most businesses, we keep a nine-to-five schedule with the exception of closing a little early at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. But we also offer early morning and evening hours. You can book visits:
- Starting at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Wednesday
- Extra early at 7:00 a.m. on Thursdays
- Through 6:00 p.m. on Mondays
- Until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Visit With Us During NCDHM
At Dental Care Center of South Kansas City, we provide appointments for patients as young as three years old. This way, we can check your child for potential oral health problems and even look for signs of issues that will arise later on so we can be better prepared for them.
To help us catch dental problems and issues as early as possible, we have invested in some state-of-the-art dental technology. For example, our cavity detector will allow us to see early, minor tooth decay that might otherwise go overlooked.
We also use special tools to plan and perform and treatments your child needs. Thanks to devices like our digital X-ray system, we can get a clear view of what your kid’s oral structures look like and better plan our approach.
By bringing your kid in for a dental visit at such a young age, we can also give them a head start on preventive treatments that will help them stop dental problems from taking hold in the first place. For example, depending on what you want and the current state of your child’s teeth and mouth, we can provide:
- Dental sealants that protect teeth from tooth decay
- Fluoride treatments and varnishes that help to strengthen teeth
- Nutritional counseling so you and your little one will know what foods and drinks are best for teeth and overall oral health as well
- Evaluations for a gum disease treatment to verify your child’s smile foundation is healthy
Regardless of why your child is visiting us, we will provide comfort options to make the visit as kid-friendly as possible. This should help them establish a positive association with the dentist for years to come.
Any time is a great time to visit us for family dentistry care for your little ones, but we’ll be observing the NCDHM awareness campaign in full force during February. Feel free to ask us for resources that will help you help your child to develop great oral health habits. You can also access some fun resources for free from the American Dental Association (ADA).
If your child is not already, they should stay on top of their oral hygiene regimen. Just like adults, children of a certain age should:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste to brush their teeth, gums, tongue, and roof of their mouth at least twice a day for two minutes at a time
- Floss between all of their teeth at least once daily
- Maintain routine dental cleanings and check-ups every six months
- Use an ADA-approved mouthwash or rinse if recommended or desired