Pediatric Dentistry Provider

Northwoods Dental Group

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Columbus, OH

Do you want to help your child establish lifelong good oral habits and encourage them to be as healthy as possible? If so, schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment at Northwoods Dental Group, led by Nathan Klabunde, DDS, in Columbus, Ohio. The practice caters to children of all ages, and its team members pride themselves on making the dentist’s office as fun and exciting as possible. To learn more or to book your child’s next pediatric dentistry appointment, reach out to Northwoods Dental Group online or over the phone today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is geared towards children from infancy through adolescence. It addresses the unique needs of children, setting them up for optimal oral health right from the start.

The team members at Northwoods Dental Group enjoy seeing kids of all ages and strive to make every pediatric visit as fun and happy as possible. 

What happens during an early pediatric dentistry visit?

During an early pediatric visit, such as that of a baby or toddler, Northwoods Dental Group focuses on ensuring your baby’s emerging teeth are healthy and their gums are clean.

The practice recommends making these first visits a family event, so you can support your child as they get comfortable with the dental team.

It’s also important that you attend these dental visits so that the team can educate you on pediatric hygiene. For instance, they teach you how to keep your child’s teeth and gums plaque and bacteria free and show you how to spot abnormal tissue or early signs of decay.

As your child gets older, Northwoods Dental Group starts teaching them how to care for their teeth themselves.

What happens during a pediatric appointment for older kids?

As children move beyond their toddler and young kiddo years, the practice adds new steps to ensure that their gums and teeth stay healthy. For example, after your child has all of their teeth, Northwoods Dental Group adds oral exams as a part of their visit. 

The practice also takes the time to apply dental sealants to your child’s teeth. Dental sealants protect against cavities and tooth decay by sealing off those tiny, hard-to-reach crevices in teeth that can be hard to clean.

At a pediatric dentistry appointment for an older child, Northwoods Dental Group may perform procedures such as: 

  • Cavity repair and filling
  • Dental X-rays
  • Evaluation of how your child’s upper and lower bites are coming together
  • Recommendations for orthodontic treatments

Finally, if your child participates or plans to participate in sports, the Northwoods Dental Group team can mold custom mouthguards to protect their teeth when they play.

Do you have a child who needs dental care or has it been at least six months since their last checkup? If so, trust their pediatric dentistry care to the kind and compassionate team at Northwoods Dental Group. To book your child’s appointment, reach out online or over the phone today.