Gentle Pediatric Dentistry for Lasting Oral Health

Dr. Everett E. Heringer and Dr. Brielle Renz want to provide your whole family with excellent dental care. That is why our office provides thorough, compassionate pediatric dentistry at their Bismarck, ND, practice. With a gentle touch and a true understanding of what children need, we offer an array of preventive and restorative procedures to help your child's smile develop healthily. 

What Is Pediatric Dentistry?

We treat children of all ages, beginning when they first develop teeth. When you are looking for a dentist for your child, it is important to find someone who understands the unique needs of younger patients. Kids are often susceptible to cavities and sports injuries. In addition, an expert in pediatric care will be able to monitor the alignment and development of your child’s incoming teeth. Out team is highly aware of all issues children may face. Many of our team are parents themselves and have experience treating unique oral concerns of children. Further, at Heringer Dentistry LLC, we offer specialized services, such as lip tie release and tongue tie release to help ensure young patients are as healthy as possible.

What to Expect during Your Child’s Appointment

When your little one comes in for the first appointment, we can make sure that they feel at ease. As parents, our team understands common children's concerns, and we can explain treatment in terms that your child can understand. When you are both ready, our hygienist will carefully clean your child’s teeth. We use very gentle methods to help eliminate any discomfort or gum inflammation. Afterwards, Dr. Heringer or Dr. Renz will conduct an examination. They will visually check for cavities, and at every other visit, we will take x-rays. With these diagnostic images, your dentist can look for hidden decay, as well as general bite misalignment and tooth development.

Good pediatric dentistry can dramatically reduce your child’s risk for dental decay, as well as provide many long-term benefits.

While dental cleanings and checkups can greatly protect your child’s smile, our other treatments can further safeguard their oral health. Fluoride treatments can supplement the normal intake of the mineral to develop strong, healthy enamel, protecting teeth against decay and tooth erosion. Additionally, sealants can preserve your child’s permanent molars. This liquid coating can harden over the top of teeth to keep bacteria and food from getting trapped in deep crevices. After treating your child’s teeth, we can discuss at-home hygiene. Just as they are for adults, habits such as daily brushing, flossing, and a healthy diet are vital. 

The Importance of Maintaining Healthy Baby Teeth

Good pediatric dentistry can dramatically reduce your child’s risk for dental decay, as well as provide many long-term benefits. Cavities are a recurring problem. Those who develop dental decay as kids are far more likely to have chronic decay as adults. Out team can teach your child healthy habits to maintain and protect their oral health for life. It is also important to catch significant orthodontic problems at a young age. Early treatment can often reduce the severity of misalignment and shorten future treatment times. 

Comfortable, Caring Treatment

Let us protect your child’s current and future oral health. Contact Heringer Dentistry LLC online or call us today at (701) 255-4850 today to book a visit.