We are grateful to have the opportunity to guide younger patients towards a lifetime of great oral health. Our goal is to teach kids about caring for their smiles and show them that the dentist’s office is nothing to fear. Our team has a gentle, friendly chairside manner, and we always strive to get a smile out of our little patients. We want them to feel comfortable and have fun while they’re with us!Contact Us
Gentle Kids’ Dentistry
in Sterling Heights, MI
Services for Smaller Smiles
- Teeth Cleanings & Exams
- Dental Sealants
- Fluoride Treatments
- Baby Crowns
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
Establishing a Dental Home
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should have their initial dental visit when their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. Establishing a dental home can play a crucial role in your child’s development and their oral health. We set a benchmark for your child’s health and help them get accustomed to their biannual dental checkups, our office environment, and having our team examine their mouths. Children that start visiting the dentist at an early age are more likely to not have dental anxiety.
Dental Tips & Tricks
We understand that getting your kiddo excited about brushing their teeth can be a challenge. Adding an oral hygiene routine into an already hectic morning and nighttime routine can be a tall feat. At Sterling Heights Dentistry, we teach parents the tell-show-do method to help make at-home dental routines easier for kids and their parents!
Explain to your little one how brushing and flossing can keep their teeth healthy and strong. Use kid-friendly terms and give your child a chance to ask any questions they may have.
Kids look up to their parents and often copy what they do. Try brushing and flossing your teeth next to them so that you can show them how it’s done. You can even make a game out of it, whether that’s a two-minute brushing dance party or a game to get rid of the “sugar monsters” on your teeth.
Kids often need assistance brushing and flossing their teeth until around the age of five. Try to keep a regular routine. You can also use little prizes to motivate your child to brush twice a day, such as stickers on a calendar.