Pediatric Dentistry in a Positive and Friendly Environment
Pediatric dentistry, a specialty at our Wichita, KS, practice, is a branch of dentistry dedicated to toddlers and children. Dr. Nordhus is specially trained in this field and understands the level of attention required to provide care for our youngest patients. At Nordhus Dentistry, we offer special initiatives like the Cavity-free Club to encourage good oral health. Visiting the dentist for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, but we provide a fun and friendly environment to help ease any anxiety for both the parent and child. We also provide several types of sedation for overly anxious or special needs children.
The Importance of Teaching Good Oral Hygiene Habits
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends bringing your child to his or her first dental checkup no later than six months after the first tooth erupts, or shortly after their first birthday. Stressing the importance of good oral hygiene habits early in life will help maintain the health of your child’s teeth long into their adult years. Many do not realize that unhealthy baby teeth can actually have a negative impact on permanent teeth and overall oral health. Additionally, when a child has a strong foundation in good oral hygiene practices, he or she may be less likely to require extensive orthodontia in the future.
Visiting the dentist for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, but we provide a fun and friendly environment to help ease any anxiety for both the parent and child.
With routine checkups and advanced technology, Dr. Nordhus can monitor your child’s oral health and dental development to ensure his or her teeth are developing correctly. He can also detect the early signs of tooth decay and administer dental sealants or fillings to prevent further damage from occurring. To create incentive and motivation, Dr. Nordhus established the Cavity-free Club to educate and encourage his young patients to practice good oral hygiene.
Creating a Comfortable Environment
As soon as your child starts developing teeth, you can begin bringing him or her to visit the dentist. In addition to comprehensive exams and cavity prevention, the dentist can treat dental injuries and provide advice on pacifier use and thumb sucking.
Dr. Nordhus has been specially trained in the latest techniques to provide effective treatment to children of all ages. Our modern dental technology and warm, personable team help make your child's visit as beneficial and comfortable as possible. Our nurse anesthetist can also provide IV sedation to ease any dental anxiety or phobia. She will carefully monitor your child throughout treatment to ensure he or she is safe and relaxed.
At Nordhus Dentistry, we are focused on providing patients of all ages the best care available in a family-friendly environment. Contact our office today to schedule your child’s first appointment with Dr. Nordhus. Our staff will take every measure to ensure that your child has a positive experience that encourages a lifetime of healthy oral habits.