Pediatric Dentistry An Overview
Pediatric dentistry is an important part of the general dental care that Tarheel Family Dentistry offers families in the Chapel Hill area. Dr. Cook and our team of dental professionals provide comprehensive dental care for children in a warm, caring environment that nurtures their ability to care for their own oral health as they grow.
Parents should bring their children in for an initial dental visit as soon as the first primary teeth begin to erupt. Early dental visits help young children to acclimate to the dental office environment, laying the foundation for a lifetime of good oral habits and routine dental care.
Children’s dental visits enable Dr. Cook and our team to monitor the oral development of your child, looking for any structural problems that could affect the function of their bite and appearance of their smile.
A healthy smile supports your child’s speech development, the ability to enjoy a varied diet and can impact their sense of self-confidence in their appearance. We offer the services your growing child needs to maintain their dental health, including:
- Dental sealants: protective layer placed on the larger molars as they erupt
- Tooth extractions: simple extractions that may alleviate tooth crowding
- Tooth bonding: a cosmetic and restorative treatment option for young patients when needed
- Invisible braces: clear braces to treat mild to moderate orthodontic concerns