Kids’ and Teen Dentistry in Fruit Cove, FL and Orange Park, FL
At Weaver & Stratton Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we know that preventive dentistry is just as important for children and teens as it is for babies and toddlers. Growing doesn’t stop at childhood. Teenagers experience important growth in their faces and jaws too. Teens also get the last of their permanent teeth and these newly erupted teeth can be very vulnerable to decay.
As children grow up, they also become more responsible for their own nutrition choices and it’s important that they understand the impact those dietary choices can have on their dental health. No matter their age, your child should always brush his or her for two minutes, twice a day, and floss daily. By providing preventive kids’ and teen dentistry in Fruit Cove, FL and Orange Park, FL, we lay a strong foundation for lifelong oral health.
When to Schedule Teeth Cleaning & Dental Checkups
We recommend that you schedule children's dental care and checkups at our office every six months. However, depending on the circumstances of your child's oral health, we may recommend more frequent visits. While providing high quality preventive care and teeth cleaning for kids in office, our staff is also enthusiastic about offering helpful tips and advice on maintaining good oral hygiene.
Is It Time for Braces?
Teens often have concerns about the appearance of their smiles. Fortunately, we offer orthodontic treatment alongside our dental treatments. For your scheduling convenience, we are often able to offer orthodontic consultations at the same time you come in for a regular cleaning. Please call and let us know you are interested in orthodontic treatment. Then we will schedule a meeting with our orthodontist.
During this time in your child’s life, it is common for the third molars (wisdom teeth) to develop. We are able to prescribe the proper treatment should your teen or tween experience issues with their third molars.
If your child plays a sport that involves contact, we recommend mouthguards to protect their teeth. Ask us about having a custom-fitted mouthguard made to protect your teen’s or tween’s teeth, lips, cheeks, and gums.
Contact us to schedule a dental cleaning or an orthodontic consultation with our dentist. We proudly serve Fruit Cove, Jacksonville, and Orange Park, Florida, as well as St. Johns County.