Pediatric Dentistry

Contrary to popular belief, a child’s first trip to the dentist can be painless and enjoyable. Here at Dental Bright, we make a special effort to use inviting, friendly language that allows our young patients to feel comfortable and safe. Our #1 goal is to make both you and your child feel at ease from the moment you arrive.

Did you know that a child’s teeth begin forming before birth? And as early as 4 months, the first primary (baby) teeth erupt through the gums, these are the lower central incisors. They are followed closely by the upper central incisors. All 20 primary teeth will usually appear by the age of 3, though the pace and order of the eruptions vary. During this time, your child’s gums will likely feel sore. You can help alleviate the discomfort by rubbing a finger or a cool, damp cloth across the child’s gums. Some children enjoy the feeling of a teething toy or ring.

Permanent teeth begin to appear around the age of 6, starting with the first molars. At the age of 8, you can generally expect the bottom 4 primary teeth (lower central and lateral incisors) and the top 4 primary teeth (upper central and lateral incisors) to be gone and permanent teeth to have taken their place. There is usually a one to two year break from ages 8-10 and then the rest of the permanent teeth will start to come in. This process continues until approximately age 21.

Dr. Filali and our highly trained staff have worked diligently to create a welcoming, child-friendly environment to always provide a pleasurable experience for both parent and child. Contact us today to schedule your child’s appointment.