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Hamilton Family Dentistry
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 810-2136

“Say Cheese” with the Children’s Dentist in Hamilton, GA

March 4th, 2021

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so there’s no better time than right now to go over a few important tips that will help your kids enjoy a lifetime of healthy and happy smiles. Dr. Arrington is the children’s dentist in Hamilton, GA who works hard to make sure your children enjoy coming to see him. All of us at Hamilton Family Dentistry want your children to have happy memories of seeing the dentist, so they’ll be more inclined to always make oral healthcare a priority.

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a first appointment within six months of when that first tooth appears or by the time your child is one year old. This early appointment gives Dr. Arrington the chance to spot any developmental problems.

Then, just like mommy and daddy, children need to see the dentist twice each year for dental checkups. These regularly scheduled appointments should begin between the ages of two and three. At these visits, our dental hygienist will count your son or daughter’s teeth, assess the health of their gums and clean their teeth if they seem ready.

Taking Care of Little Smiles at Home

While seeing the dentist is essential to maintaining your child’s oral health, nothing is more important than the care you provide at home. Even before your baby has teeth, you need to be caring for his or her smile. After each feeding, wipe their gums with a soft damp cloth in order to remove the sugars that are in formula and breast milk. And once a tooth erupts through the gum, it’s time to get your child accustomed to brushing. You don’t need to use toothpaste—just run a small, soft brush under lukewarm water and gently rub on their teeth.

As they grow older and have more teeth, flossing should become a normal part of their oral hygiene routine. You can make brushing and flossing more fun by playing their favorite song. Brushing isn’t finished until the song ends!

Proper Nutrition for a Strong and Healthy Smile

You know how important a well-balanced diet is to your child’s overall health. Well make no mistake—what your child eats and drinks can have a significant impact on their oral health, too. It is common knowledge that sweet treats can lead to tooth decay. Instead of cookies, cakes, crackers, and candies, encourage your child to eat foods that strengthen their teeth such as hard cheeses, yogurt, carrot sticks, and other fresh fruits and vegetables. When they are thirsty, offer water or milk, which helps to harden tooth enamel.

Call Our Office Today

If it’s time for your children to see the dentist, then please contact Hamilton Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment.

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FAQ

  • How often should I visit your office?

    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?

    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?

    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?

    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?

    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?

    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?

    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.
  • How often should I visit your office?
    image description
    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?
    image description
    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?
    image description
    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?
    image description
    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?
    image description
    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?
    image description
    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?
    image description
    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.