Children’s Dentistry

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Wayland, Michigan

Nothing is more heartwarming than your child’s beautiful, joy-filled smile. Early care for your child’s oral health helps ensure a confident, fun smile that lasts a lifetime. Trust Wayland, Michigan’s own Dr. Bruce Sexton and his experienced, reliable dental team to give your child the best dental care possible.

Starting at one year of age, your child begins routine appointments with Dr. Sexton. These visits are typically brief but extremely valuable, checking your child’s current dental health and giving you the tools and information needed for excellent at home care. As a part of our dental family, know that your child is always treated with the respect and kindness we would give our own children.

As a family dental specialist, Dr. Sexton conveniently cares for your entire family’s oral health. Imagine the confidence, relationship and ease that comes from one dental home throughout your lifetime – from cutting your earliest molars to your golden years.

Call Dr. Sexton’s office today at (269) 213-8985 to learn more or schedule your child’s visit!

Q: How often should my child visit the dentist?

A: Dr. Sexton and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend your child visit the dentist every six months for routine care and cleanings. As always, please call Dr. Sexton’s office if a problem or abnormality arises between regular appointments.

First Visit

Both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and Dr. Sexton agree that your child should visit the dentist by his or her first birthday. This first visit helps establish a dental home for your child.

at home cleaning

Once you see teeth, start brushing twice a day using a “smear” of fluoridated toothpaste on an age-appropriate sized toothbrush. Use a “pea-size” amount of toothpaste for children 2-5 years old.

healthy diets

Your child relies on healthful nutrition and a balanced diet for teeth to develop properly and gum tissue to stay healthy. Dr. Sexton offers several tips to help get you started.


Fluoride used in a small amount on a regular basis helps prevent tooth decay. It reduces the loss of minerals from tooth enamel and strengthens areas that are weak or may be at risk for cavities.

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