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Children's Dentistry

With a passion for helping children experience the lifelong benefits of a healthy smile, Dr. Sexton and his entire team offer children’s dentistry services to support your child’s health and development at every age.

“I believe that positive, enjoyable experiences at the dentist help a child to build trust with their dental team—and that leads to a lifetime of healthy dental care.” — Dr. Bruce Sexton

Baby’s First Visit

For a lifetime of good oral health and a positive relationship with the dentist, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that your baby has their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth erupting (whichever comes first).

During their first dental visit, you’ll hold your baby on your lap while we gently examine their jaws and any teeth that have erupted. Dr. Sexton and his team will also answer your questions, and provide developmentally specific guidance on how you can best care for your baby’s smile in between visits.

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I took my daughter, Lydia, to her first official cleaning last year at age 2. She was so scared as it was a new experience for her. ...Thank you to the wonderful team at Dr. Sexton’s for making my little girl feel comfortable and giving her the best experience and care possible!

DANIELLE G.

At-home Cleaning

Along with routine dental visits, you can support your child’s oral and overall health with daily at-home cleaning as soon as they have one or more teeth. Starting at birth, Dr. Sexton recommends using a soft infant toothbrush or clean cloth with water to gently clean the gums twice daily. Once teeth have erupted, start brushing their teeth twice daily with a “smear” of fluoridated toothpaste on an age-appropriate toothbrush, moving to a “pea-size” amount of toothpaste between ages 2 and 5. Continue helping your child brush for two minutes a day until they’re able to do so alone, flossing between your child’s teeth as soon as they have two or more teeth that are touching.

Professional Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can help prevent cavities and strengthen your child’s teeth. A professional fluoride treatment is a fast, safe, simple, and pain-free preventative dentistry treatment that delivers a concentrated dose of topical fluoride directly to the surface of your child’s teeth and is typically applied two to four times annually.

Sealants

Dental sealants are a safe, simple, long-lasting, and pain-free preventative dental treatment. Sealants can prevent up to 80% of cavities when combined with routine dental visits, a healthy diet, and daily brushing and flossing. Sealants are a thin coating of clear, body-safe plastic that protect the textured and grooved surface of your child’s back teeth, where food debris and bacteria are mostly likely to get stuck and cause cavities.

No Cavity Club

Dr. Sexton loves helping children get excited about oral health and encouraging them to take pride in the steps they’re taking to keep their smiles strong and healthy. Each time your child between the ages of 2 and 12 has a cavity-free dental visit, they’ll be entered into our monthly draw to win $10 cash and have their photo featured on our Facebook page.

The Role of Healthy Diets in Oral Health

You can empower your child’s best oral health at every age by helping your child prevent cavities. Certain snacks and drinks, such as bread, crackers, pasta, candy, cookies, cakes, chips, sodas, fruit juices, and sports drinks, can literally “stick” to your child’s teeth, prolonging exposure to harmful sugars, starches, and acids. You can help your child reduce this risk by limiting certain treats and drinks and providing a diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, milk, meat, and beans. Dr. Sexton and his team are here to address your questions and concerns, and provide age-appropriate guidance for your child’s unique needs.

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We love Dr. Sexton's office! They are kind, gentle, and speak to us in ways that make it easy to understand what to expect and how to keep our teeth healthy! Thank you for being the best Dental Practice we have ever been to!

JENNIFER W.

Insurance & Financing

Everyone should have access to the best dental care.

Your smile is forever, and your comfort with the financial aspects of your dental care is important to your experience. We are here to help you find the best payment option to fit your budget. Most dental insurance plans only cover a portion of your treatment, however, you can count on Dr. Sexton’s business team to work with you to maximize your dental benefits to ensure you get the most out of your coverage.