3435 Orchard Lake Rd Keego Harbor, Michigan 48320

Family Dentistry Keego Harbor, MI

As a family dental practice, we’re here to help ensure you receive general dental care for your whole family. Busy schedules can make it challenging to make dental appointments, so we work with you to fit dental care in for each family member. We offer family dentistry services at Orchard Lake Dental Care in Keego Harbor, MI, including pediatric services for young patients. Dr. Anthony Yaldo welcomes patients of all ages to his dental practice.  

Family Dentist in Keego Harbor, MI

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

We recommend that parents schedule their child’s first dental visit after their first baby tooth emerges, typically by age one. We also recommend that infants sit on their parent’s lap during the first visit. At your child’s first appointment, we will likely discuss any oral habits like thumb sucking or pacifier use, milestones in their health (including new baby teeth), teething, and oral health. We will also examine your child’s smile for early signs of decay or gum irritation. Feel free to ask any questions to our team; they can advise you on how to and how often your child should visit.

Early Prevention

Regular dental visits are essential for children because they offer critical preventative care. Although it may seem simple, routine dental care can prevent common dental issues among children, including tooth decay and cavities. Cavities are common pediatric dental problems that can be highly damaging. Dental cavities are holes or pits created by harmful bacteria. While most bacteria in the mouth are healthy, harmful bacteria are attracted to sugars and starches left in the mouth.

Children can be more prone to cavities because they can consume more sugary foods or drinks. Sugary drinks like juice or even some formulas can contribute to cavities in children, so we recommend that parents refrain from putting their child to bed with a bottle. Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when the teeth are in contact with sugary liquids for extended amounts of time. 

Family Dentistry Treatment in Keego Harbor, MI

As your child grows older, we may suggest routine dental treatments after their dental cleaning. These treatments can help protect teeth and prevent cavities and decay. We can use dental sealants to cover the back molars and protect them from harmful bacteria. We choose the molars because they can be challenging to clean. Dental sealants are painted on the teeth, adding a layer of protection to teeth that can last for multiple years. We can also recommend fluoride treatment consisting of a gel we brush on the teeth. This fluoride is highly concentrated and helps strengthen the tooth enamel or the outer layer of teeth. Sealants and fluoride treatments at routine visits can preserve patients’ smiles. 

Contact Your Family Dentist

Call Orchard Lake Dental Care for family dental care today at (248) 780-7062. You can also request a dental appointment with us on our website. Our dental office sees families from Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, and Sylvan Lake, MI. If you have any questions for our team about your child’s dental care, please let us know, and we will be happy to help.