Children's Dentistry in Norman
Special Dental Care Treatment for Kids
General & Preventive Dental Care
Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, being five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. Fortunately, tooth decay can be easily prevented with regular dental visits and at-home maintenance. As a children's dentist, Dr. Carmen provides gentle, attentive care and educates children about the lifelong benefits of oral hygiene.
Children require special treatment when it comes to visiting the dentist. They need to feel welcome and comfortable at the dentist's office from a young age. We support the ADA by recommending you bring your child in for a consult when he or she is about one year old. Dr. Carmen will go over proper dental care and check for any early concerns. This will also help acclimate the child to our office and team, so when it comes time for him/her to see us regularly for cleanings, he/she won't have any apprehensions.
By age three, children need to see us for regular checkups and cleanings. At their children's dentistry appointment, Dr. Carmen will inspect teeth for signs of decay, recommend any necessary treatment, and offer oral hygiene tips. He may suggest dental sealants, thin coverings that protect back teeth from decay or fluoride supplements to strengthen tooth enamel. If he finds any cavities, he may recommend tooth-colored fillings.
Another aspect of children's dentistry involves orthodontic screening. By age six or seven, Dr. Carmen can determine whether the child's teeth are developing properly and prevent potential problems from arising before the jaw and gums have fully developed. A second phase of orthodontic treatment may be necessary after all of the permanent teeth have fully erupted.
You can trust us with your smile. Call today to reserve your children's dentistry appointment with Norman dentist Dr. Bobby Carmen. Patients from Norman, Moore, the University of Oklahoma, Central Oklahoma, and beyond visit us for quality dental care.