Prevention is key. We provide full exams, cleanings, oral hygiene instruction, and treatment in a variety of methods to best meet your child’s needs.
When treatment is necessary to treat cavities or other needs, the Mitten Kids Dentistry staff will discuss with you the best treatment options for your child. No treatment is completed without your full knowledge and consent. Dr. Brett is a pediatric dental specialist, and he knows how to meet the needs of young children and adolescents.
Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth
What’s the best way to treat cavities? Prevent them from happening! This starts with hygiene, diet, and parental supervision. We’ll work with you and your child to develop a preventive plan that serves you best.
Brushing twice per day is our recommendation. Until your child can tie their shoes, or approximately age 7, is when you no longer need to supervise their brushing.
Drinks and snacks high in sugar should be limited or avoided. We’ll work to make sure you have a good understanding of what’s healthy for your child’s teeth.
Children need your help and guidance, especially with brushing and eating healthy! Our hygiene team and Dr. Kingma will help coach you how to best supervise your child and coach them with their oral hygiene. We’re here to promote healthy smiles from the very beginning!
To learn more about our Grand Rapids dentists at Mitten Kids Dentistry, Brett Kingma DDS and Grady Randall DDS or to request an appointment, please contact our office or call us directly at 616.942.9840.