Children's Dentist in Kansas City
We’re familiar with the drill… no pun intended. You bring your kids to the dentist and the kicking and screaming is almost unbearable. Happens to us all the time. Kids just don’t want to leave our office. Their parents have to drag them away kicking and screaming. Yep. Children’s dentistry with Dr. Byars and the team is just so much fun, your children might not even realize they’re at the dentist!
Children are treated special at our office. Yes, we do take their oral health seriously, just as we do with the rest of your family, but we really try to make their visit the most fun they’ve ever had while someone else’s fingers are in their mouths! Don’t believe us? Just check out the videos here.
When you bring your children to our office—and we suggest their first visit be between the ages of one to three years old—we’ll count their teeth and check for any signs of decay. Dr. Byars will also examine your child’s bite and assess their gum and soft tissue health. If they’re able to sit comfortably in the chair for a bit longer, one of our hygienists will clean their teeth, too.
Children’s dentistry also includes two other important treatments. Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating that is “painted” on children’s molars. This clear or tooth-colored coating creates a barrier against debris that can easily get caught in the deep grooves of children’s molars, which can result in a buildup of bacteria that causes decay. Sealants last for years, but they should be checked regularly and reapplied if necessary.
In addition to dental sealants, Dr. Byars may recommend fluoride treatments for your children’s teeth. Fluoride strengthens enamel, the tooth’s first line of defense against cavities. With sealants and fluoride treatments, regular checkups and good at-home oral hygiene—which we can also help you and your child accomplish—your children will have a strong foundation for a lifetime of oral health.
If you’d like to make an appointment with the dentist who brings healthy smiles and happy laughs to children’s faces, then please call the office of Dr. Michael C. Byars. Serving Liberty, Kansas City, and surrounding areas. We’ll be glad to take care of your whole family’s dental needs.