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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Pediatric Dentistry

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Here at Northpark Dental, our entire staff is trained to answer your questions about your oral health. We encourage you to ask them, and we’ve even compiled a few of the most common ones here. Please call us if you can't find the answer you’re seeking.

Pediatric Dentistry

If your son or daughter participates in sports, our dentists definitely encourage parents to get them a mouthguard to protect their teeth and mouth from injury. Sports injuries account for nearly half of dental emergencies.

Urbandale boy in football helmet with mouth guardCustomized Mouth Guards

A customized mouth guard will protect your child's smile without interfering with their performance during their sport. Our dentists can help parents determine the best protection and mouth guards to avoid sports injuries.

If your son or daughter grinds their teeth at night while they sleep, our dentists may also recommend a protective mouth guard they can wear to protect their smile and minimize tooth wear. Teeth grinding or bruxism is a prevalent problem and may cause premature wear to your son or daughter's teeth.

Pediatric Dentistry in Urbandale

At North Park Dental, we offer pediatric dentistry in Urbandale to make it easy for families to get the dental care they need in one convenient location. We'll begin building a relationship with your little one and monitoring their dental health as early as six months old or whenever their first tooth arrives.

If it's time for your child's next dental visit or first dental appointment, we would love to be their children's dentist in Johnston. Call North Park Dental at (515) 707-8050 to schedule their next appointment. 

It may seem counterintuitive, but the earlier your little one visits the dentist, the better. Dr. Phan and Dr. Babor believe that building early relationships with children's dentistry in Johnston helps set kids up for successful visits to the dentist in the future. Your son or daughter can begin their dental journey with us as early as six months old or as soon as their first baby teeth arrive, no later than 12 months old. 

young boy sitting in dental chair at a urbandale dental officeChild's First Visit to Northpark Dental

During the first visit, we'll spend a lot of time helping your little one acclimate to visiting the dentist. We'll make sure they feel comfortable in the dental chair, spend time counting their teeth, and discuss any developmental issues or concerns we see. This is also a great time to receive tips and ideas for improving your child's home care routine.

As your little one grows, we'll incorporate teeth cleanings into their regular checkup visits. We may also recommend additional services like fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help protect your son or daughter's smile as they grow.

Contact Our Urbandale Dental Office

At Northpark Dental, we make it convenient for families, including small children, to get their dentistry in one convenient location. If you're looking for friendly and caring pediatric dentistry in Urbandale that your family can rely on, give us a call today at (515) 707-8050 to schedule your little one's next dental appointment.

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