Dr. Christopher Paulson offers children’s dental services at Arbor Dental Associates in Novi, MI. A lifetime of healthy and functional smiles begins with early preventive dental care, enhanced by a good oral hygiene routine at home.
“Our goal is to improve the life of each child who comes through our door.” Dr. Christopher Paulson
Dr. Paulson recommends that children come in for their first visit as soon as the first tooth has erupted, typically between 6 and 12 months. These early visits enable us to monitor the development of primary teeth and eventually teach the basics of good oral hygiene, educating your child on the benefits of brushing, flossing and eating a healthy diet. Brushing your baby’s newly erupted teeth daily, beginning with using a soft, clean cloth, will not only introduce the concept of teeth cleaning but lay the foundation for healthy habits in the future.
Importance of Primary Teeth
Your child’s primary, or “baby”, teeth play a very important role in their overall development:
- Enable a healthy and varied diet
- Foster proper speech development
- Hold the place for developing permanent teeth
- Boost self esteem with a healthy smile
Children who lose baby teeth are often at a greater risk of developing gum disease. Loss if primary teeth can also affect the placement of permanent teeth, causing bite problems that may need orthodontic treatment down the road.
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Children’s Learning Lab at Arbor Dental Associates
Dr. Paulson offers your child the unique opportunity to learn about the field pf dentistry and how it supports their growing smile at our Children’s Learning Lab. Offered throughout the year, the Learning Lab provides hands on activities while teaching young patients the benefits of good oral hygiene and regular visits with the dentist. For more information, download our program brochure or contact our office about upcoming sessions.
Pediatric Dental Services in Novi
Dr. Paulson offers comprehensive dental services for young patients to keep their growing smile healthy and functional:
- Dental fillings
- Dental sealants
- Custom sports mouth guards
- Invisalign invisible braces
- Tooth extractions
Schedule An Appointment
Arbor Dental Associates welcomes new patients of all ages, making every effort to make our young visitors relaxed and comfortable during their time with us. Contact our office at (248) 468-4962 or use our convenient online appointment request form to schedule yours today.