Children Dentistry Specialist

Brookside Dental

Dentist & Dental Clinic located in Nampa, ID

Taking care of your child’s baby teeth helps ensure that they develop strong adult teeth and form healthy care habits. At Brookside Dental in Nampa, Idaho, Robbie Hamblin, DDS, and his friendly team provide children’s dentistry services to keep kids content at the office and teach them to care for their teeth at home. Book your child’s next visit to the dentist by phone or online today.

Children Dentistry

How does children’s dentistry differ from adult dentistry?

At Brookside Dental, Dr. Hamblin and his team take extra steps to make sure children are at ease and comfortable while they get dental examinations and procedures. 

For young kids, they offer “happy visits” to meet the team and make sure the experience is positive. The happy visits don’t involve any work or procedures, but they show your child that going to the dentist is nothing to fear. 

Additionally, Dr. Hamblin provides nitrous oxide at no charge to ease anxious children. The office has a TV that they can watch while a hygienist carefully cleans their teeth or while they get sealants and other dental work. 

What services are available for children’s dentistry?

Dr. Hamblin and his team focus on preventive dental care for children to help them avoid future cavities, gingivitis, and other complications. Services for children include:

Cleanings

To keep your child’s teeth polished and clean, Dr. Hamblin and his team provide regular cleanings aimed at keeping kids happy and comfortable. At your child’s cleaning appointments, you can ask questions and get tips for how to maintain their oral health at home.

Sealants

Sealants add an extra barrier between your child’s teeth and food, acid, and bacteria that can get stuck in the grooves and cause cavities. Sealants come in the form of a gluelike liquid that Dr. Hamblin paints onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth. It hardens into a strong material that lasts for several years before it needs to be reapplied.

When should children’s dentistry start?

You should start bringing your child to the dentist as soon as you see their first tooth appear as a baby. After that, you should come back every six months for a cleaning and a checkup.

How should I care for my child’s teeth between children’s dentistry appointments?

Beyond coming in for children’s dentistry appointments, there are steps you must take at home to keep your child’s teeth healthy and prevent complications. You must:

  • Limit sugary snacks and drinks
  • Help them brush thoroughly twice per day
  • Help them floss at least once per day
  • Give your child a mouthguard for sports

If your child complains of a toothache, rinse their mouth with warm salt water, apply a cold compress, and then book a dental appointment as soon as possible.

Book your child’s next cleaning or sealant application by calling Brookside Dental or using the online scheduling feature today.