Dental Care and Love for your Child

As a father of three children, Dr. Greenfield understands that parents want the best care available for their children. This Mother’s Day, you can rest assured knowing we will provide excellent safety and love for your child.

Dental Care During Pregnancy

Expectant mothers need to protect their babies before they are born. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can inflame your gums. A condition known as pregnancy gingivitis can develop during the second or third month of pregnancy. If left untreated, the inflammation could worsen into periodontitis. Studies show that women with periodontal disease are seven times more likely to have a premature birth. Your oral bacteria can spread to the placenta or amniotic fluid, harming your baby and inducing labor. If you have gum disease, your Lake Orion dental hygienists can perform a scaling and root planing procedure to clean your gum line and periodontal pockets.

Dental Care After Pregnancy

Children should visit Dr. Greenfield before the age of two. This first “happy visit” will help your child adjust to the sounds, smells, look, people, and procedures associated with our dental office. As your children age, Dr. Greenfield can check their young mouths for evolving dental problems, and he may suggest fluoride supplements or dental sealants to keep their young teeth strong. Additionally, we can teach both you and your little ones good oral health habits to ensure healthy mouths from childhood through adulthood. We will work with your needs to create a comfortable dental experience for your whole family.

If your children are nervous or scared about visiting the dentist, we can calm their nerves with gentle sedation. Dr. Greenfield provides comfortable dental care for patients of all ages. Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248) 693-6213 to request an appointment for your family. We welcome children, teens, and adults from Lake Orion, Oxford, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, and surrounding communities.