Children’s Dentistry ​

Early care for your child’s oral health helps ensure a confident, fun smile that lasts a lifetime. Trust your Ranieu Family Dental team to provide the best dental care for your little one in a fun and relaxed environment. Our team is trained to provide gentle care for the littlest teeth. We know each child is unique, so we’ll always do our best to ensure every visit is relaxed and enjoyable for your child and for you.

Opening Hours

Mon - Tues             9:00 – 6:00
Wednesday           By Appointments
Thur - Fri                9:00 – 6:00
Saturday                 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday                     Closed

New Patients

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When should I bring my child to the dentist?

We recommend your child visit us starting at 1 year of age, or when they get their first tooth, whichever comes first. This visit will help to establish comfort in the dental office to set your child up for a lifetime of healthy smiles. During this first visit, your dentist will perform a quick oral evaluation to assess gum and tooth health. We’ll also discuss proper home care, nutrition, growth and development expectations, orthodontic evaluations, and any questions you may have.
Establishing a dental home for your child is an important element in preventive care. Our mission is to teach you and your child how to care for little teeth in the earliest years, through orthodontics, and beyond. Rather than fixing a problem, we want to prevent the problem from happening in the first place. Of course, should an issue arise, you’re in excellent care with our skilled dental team.
As a part of our dental family, know that your child is always treated with the respect and kindness we would give our own children. As a family dental practice, the Ranieu team is skilled in providing excellent care for your entire family.

Have questions or ready to schedule your child’s first visit? Contact us today!

Prepare For Your Visit

Prepare your child

If possible, schedule morning appointments so young children are alert and fresh. Prepare a preschooler or older child for the visit by giving him or her a general idea of what to expect. Explain why it is important to go to the dentist. Build excitement and understanding.

Prepare yourself

Discuss your questions and concerns with the dentist. Remember that your feeling toward dental visits can be quite different from your child’s. Be honest with your view of the dentist. If you have dental anxieties, be careful not to relate those fears or dislikes to your child. Parents need to give moral support by staying calm while in the dental exam room. Children can pick up parents’ anxieties and become anxious themselves.

Prepare the dentist

At the first visit, give the dentist your child’s complete health history. For a restoration visit, such as getting a cavity filled, tell the dentist if your child tends to be stubborn, defiant, anxious, or fearful in other situations. Watch how your child reacts. Many parents are able to guess how their child will respond and should tell the dentist. Certain behaviors may be linked to your child’s age:

  • 10 to 24 months. Some securely attached children may get upset when taken from their parents for an exam.
  • 2 to 3 years. A securely attached child may be able to cope with a brief separation from parents. In a 2-year-old, “no” may be a common response.
  • 3 years. Three-year-olds may not be OK being apart from a parent when having a dental procedure such as getting a cavity filled. This is because most 3-year-olds are not socially mature enough to separate from parents.
  • 4 years. Most children should be able to sit in another room from parents for exams and treatment procedures.

Children's Dental Treatments

Sealants
Sealants are a clear protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. The chewing surfaces are especially hard to keep clean because our toothbrush bristles cannot reach into their deep grooves, so they’re more susceptible to harboring the bacteria which cause decay. Sealants act as a barrier to keep out plaque and debris, decreasing the risk of decay.
Fluoride treatments
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay when used in small amounts over time. It reduces the loss of tooth enamel minerals and strengthens areas that may be weak due to cavities. The benefits of fluoride are gained by topical application on the tooth’s surface. Fluoride is found in some foods and tap water, so talk to your dentist to make sure your child is getting the appropriate amount and application.

Other Related Services

Cleaning & Prevention

Achieve and maintain optimal oral health with routine dental cleanings and at-home care.

White Fillings

Cavities can be treated with a tooth-colored filling to blend seamlessly with your tooth. 

Patient Comfort

Your comfort is our priority. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation.

Extractions

If it’s in the best interest of your oral health, your dentist will remove a tooth when necessary.

Same Day Appointments

Emergency & Walk-ins Welcome

Open on Fridays & Saturdays

Accept Major PPO Insurances

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Weekend and Same Day Appointments are Available.

Mon - Tues       9:00 – 6:00
Wednesday      By Appointments 
Thurs - Fri        9:00 – 6:00
Saturday           9:00 – 5:00
Sunday               Closed