Hamilton Town Dentistry welcomes kids of all ages!
We have everything needed to make your child feel right at home.
We go to great lengths to make sure your children are at ease and have a great dental experience. We want all kids that visit our practice to know that the "dentist" is a fun place to get to go and we do everything we can to add to that excitement! We believe this starts with providing many of the same things they get to enjoy in their own home. A children's play area is set-up in the reception area with a flat screen TV. We also have TVs in each operatory that can be positioned overhead during their appointment, equipped with Netflix and live television so they can stay occupied while watching their favorite shows. We also have free Wi-Fi throughout our practice that kids and teenagers can use to operate their phones and tablets.
On top of that, our entire team is extremely compassionate and knows how to encourage young ones when they may feel frightened. As parents ourselves, we know sometimes the smallest things make all the difference for a child. Whether they just need a little pep talk, high five, or a warm blanket to make them feel more cozy, we can accommodate their needs. We also have a beverage station with hot cocoa and bottled water. Not to mention every kid gets the chance to pick a prize out of our treasure chest at the end of each appointment!
Toy Truck with lots of fun prizes!
Dental Treatment for Kids
We encourage you to bring in your kids with you to your appointment before their first actual cleaning for what we call a "happy visit". During this happy visit we will just familiarize your child with the fun atmosphere at our office. We won't actually do anything for them, but just have them sit in the chair (in your lap if preferred) to get comfortable so when they come in for their first real appointment, they have an idea of what to expect.
Cleanings and Exams
We recommend children have their teeth cleaned and examined every six months just like adults. This way, we can make sure all their teeth are developing normally and they are getting the treatment they need before letting problems progress, leading to other issues. Our hygienist and doctors are great with children. Our goal is to make it an enjoyable experience for them so they enjoy coming to the dentist, rather than being scared. We follow guidelines from The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Nitrous Oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, has been used for years and is a great option for kids if they are nervous or scared to be treated. The laughing gas is inhaled through the child's nose and gives a feeling of relaxation and also has some analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. Once treatment is completed, the child will breathe oxygen for a few minutes while the laughing gas wears off. The laughing gas doesn't have any lingering effects and the child will return completely back to normal after a few minutes.
Restorative Dentistry for Kids
We offer a wide range of restorative options for kids, ranging from simple tooth-colored fillings, to pulpotomies ("root canals" for kids), to extractions and space maintainers. Another preventative measure we often recommend to kids, are sealants. Sealants help to seal up the deep grooves of permanent teeth to prevent cavities. We always strive to make sure your child is comfortable. We know how important it is for a child to have a good experience, because those memories will last a lifetime.