Q&A: Children’s Dentistry Candidacy Details

February 16, 2016

When it comes to answering questions about children’s dentistry, we often discover that the sky’s the limit as parents bring up their inquiries. For your unique questions, we are always overjoyed to converse with you during your child’s dental appointment, providing insight and responses to your thoughts and concerns. For now, we would like you to take a moment to consider answers to common questions asked of us by patients just like yourself (concerned, caring parents, to be exact).

Questions and Answers: Children’s Dentistry

Question: Will you see my teenager or is children’s dentistry only for very young children?

Answer: Our children’s dentistry visits are for children of all ages! Whether you have a little one, a teen, or a child who is just entering adulthood, please schedule a visit to see us. We love treating the whole family for preventive, restorative, and additional dental needs.

Question: My child has some anxiety regarding dental care – I’m doing my best to make the experience relaxing. Do you offer sedation for children in addition to adults?

Answer: Within children’s dentistry, we offer nitrous oxide. This gentle yet wonderfully effective sedative will allow your child to feel completely relaxed, while learning that dental care is anything by scary. In most cases, we provide sedation for restorative treatments (like fillings).

Question: When should I first bring my child in and then how often should I continue scheduling visits for preventive care after that initial appointment?

Answer: We like to see your child by the age of one. After that visit – or for children who have already been receiving dental care – we suggest you schedule time to come in every six months, so your child enjoys two visits per year.


At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.

Our Services

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.