We now have two locations to conveniently serve you: Burlington Ky. and Crestview Hills Ky. Pediatric Dental Center is a leading pediatric dental practice serving the Greater Cincinnati area including Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana and Cincinnati. The team at Pediatric Dental Center is committed to building and reinforcing the foundation for lifelong oral health from infancy through adolescence.
Dr. Eric Soper and Dr. Lauren Capozza have each specialized in pediatric dentistry and are dedicated to making children’s visits to the dentist pleasant and comfortable. This philosophy builds a relationship of trust and confidence and takes the fear out of visiting the dentist. This way children feel good about visiting the dentist and are encouraged to care for their own teeth.
For optimal oral health, our team educates parents about the importance of an at-home oral hygiene routine, regular dental visits and good nutrition. Early prevention is the key to great oral health.
The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that dental visits begin no later than 12-months as an effective way to begin a lifelong program of preventing dental disease. During the 12-month dental visit, we examine the child for early tooth decay, provide parents with information on proper oral and facial development and see if the teeth are growing in properly.
Whether you visit our Burlington Ky. or Crestview Hills Ky office, at the Pediatric Dental Center, we are concerned about your child’s total health care. Good oral health is an important part of total health. Because dental decay is 100% preventable, our treatment approach centers on prevention. We also focus on early detection of and treatment of dental diseases, and we keep current on the latest advances in dentistry for children.
Preventive dentistry begins with the first tooth. Daily cleaning of the teeth should begin as soon as the first tooth erupts. Dental decay can occur at an astounding rate. In fact, the American Dental Association reports that, “just because babies don’t have any visible teeth, [that] doesn’t mean they can’t get cavities.”
The potential for rapid decay is the reason the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the second step of preventative dentistry, a child’s first dental exam, occur no later than his or her first birthday. Early dental visits are the foundation of a lifetime of good oral health. The younger the child is at his or her first dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental disease and helping your child develop a cavity-free smile. Waiting until a child is 3 years old or “cooperative enough” to bring them in for their first dental visit may result in the child developing preventable dental problems.
The third component of preventative dentistry is developing a long-term treatment plan. We educate the patient and the guardian as to what they can do over time to promote normal dental growth and development. Some of these methods include practicing good oral hygiene, controlling diet, using fluoride, and installing sealants.
Because our treatment approach is to give time and attention to all three aspects of preventative dentistry, your child is given the opportunity to have great oral health!