At Hines Little Smiles, we practice preventive dentistry, which means we take a proactive approach to preventing common problems like tooth decay. With regular dental visits and parental involvement in daily oral healthcare, unnecessary tooth pain can often be avoided. Dr. Hines, Dr. Anderson, Dr. Norman and Dr. Pagé also provide preventive treatments like dental sealants, mouth guards, and early diagnoses. As pediatric dentists working in Columbus, we are uniquely trained to develop a combination of office and home preventive care to ensure your child's smile remains happy and healthy.
Pediatric Preventive Dentistry Includes:
|Regular Dental Visits||Athletic Mouth Guards||Sedation Dentistry|
|Daily Brushing & Flossing||Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay||Dental Sealants|
|Proper Nutrition & Dietary Habits||Evaluating Growth & Development||Guidance of Erupting Teeth|
|Fluoride Treatments||Oral Health Education||EZ-Pedo Kid's Zirconia Crowns|
Q: What age of children do you accept as patients?
A: We treat ages 1-18 and those with special needs.
Q: Do you offer "laughing gas" or sedation dentistry for my child?
A: We use nitrous oxide sedation for those children that may need some assistance with fear and anxiety. We also complete dental treatment under general anesthesia at Children's Hospital and the Central Ohio Surgical Institute when needed.
Q: When should I bring my son or daughter for their first visit?
A: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your child for their first dental visit by age 1, or 6 months after their first tooth erupts. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. Children with healthy teeth chew food and smile with confidence. Our goal is to make your child's first experience a positive one and keep little smiles happy.
Q: But aren't they just baby teeth? Why do they need regular dental care?
A: Primary teeth are important for several reasons. Foremost, good teeth allow a child to eat and maintain good nutrition. Healthy teeth allow for clear pronunciation and speech habits. The self-image that healthy teeth give a child is immeasurable. Primary teeth also guide eruption of the permanent teeth.
We welcome you to the Hines Little Smiles family! Call (614) 475-5439 today to make your appointment. Dr. Hines, Dr. Anderson, Dr. Norman and Dr. Pagé welcome patients from Columbus, Gahanna, New Albany, Westerville, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, and the surrounding areas.
Areas we serve: Gahanna, New Albany, Westerville, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg