Routine Preventative Dental Care for Children

Pediatric dentist Dr. Francois, and his friendly dental assistants provide excellent preventative care and oral health education to ensure a lifetime of happy smiles in Liberty, MO. We offer complete comprehensive dental care services for children, teens, and adolescents including examinations, teeth cleaning, x-rays, and more!

Dental Examinations

Regular dental examinations are essential to developing your child’s healthy smile. Dr. Francois performs a thorough examination of your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth and looks for areas that show signs of decay or other oral health issues.

Dental X-Rays

During the examination of the x-ray, Dr. Francois may recommend dental treatment. Dental x-rays help detect any underlying issues that may not be noticeable to the eye.

Teeth Cleaning

For excellent long-term dental health, Pediatric Smiles Dentistry recommends getting your child’s teeth cleaned every 6 months. At your child’s visit, we’ll clean the teeth and gums, assess the health of your child’s mouth, and happily answer any questions you have.

Oral Health Education

The Pediatric Smiles Dentistry team loves educating children and their parents on improving your oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing techniques.
For more information about our pediatric dental services in Liberty and surrounding areas, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (816) 479-5562.

Pediatric Smiles Routine Preventative Care

Complimentary Initial Infant Visit

(Under 12 months)

Whether you’re an expecting parent or have a child younger than 12 months old, our goal is to help you and your child establish good dental habits and reduce the risk of cavities early on. Which is why we offer your infant an oral health exam, free of charge.

 


Toddler Wellness

(1 – 3 years)

Your visit will start with a Caries Risk Assessment to see whether your child’s teeth have or are showing early signs of cavities. Our team will also provide you with oral hygiene instructions and guidance regarding diet, nutrition and other oral habits.

If this is the first time you’re visiting us, we’ll introduce you to the “knee-to-knee” exam method, which simply means your toddler will sit on your lap while we work, unless they are comfortable and ready to take a ride on the cool dentist chair!

 


Junior Smiles

(4 – 10 years)

These are the habit making or breaking years, where the teeth are developing and growing, so your child’s teeth need to be evaluated more closely. We’ll walk you through a Caries Risk Assessment to determine if your child has cavities, and we’ll provide you with oral hygiene instructions to address habits and prevent decay on the permanent teeth growing in.

At this age, we encourage you to let your child visit the chair alone. This independence allows children to focus on instructions given by our dental team and feel in charge.

 


Young Smiles

(11 & Older years)

Teenagers and young adults are busy these days, and visiting the dentist may not be their number one priority. However, it’s just as important to brush, floss and maintain regular dental appointments at this age. Teens actually have a higher rate of cavities due to frequent snacking, busy schedules and poor nutrition, and most already have all of their permanent teeth. Teeth that need to last a lifetime!

Generally, and as needed, at this age, we also like to recommend an Orthodontic evaluation.