General Dentistry - Children and Teens
At our office, we make it easy and convenient for your entire family to get the dental care they need – making your life easier in the process!
A Head Start on Good Dental Health
Bringing your kids to see us when they are still young is the best way to begin establishing good habits early on that will stick for a lifetime.
Children should see a dentist by their first birthday or when their first tooth appears, according to both the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). We’re here to help your child feel comfortable and confident at the dentist’s office from the very beginning.
Emergency Dentistry for Children
In addition to educating you and your kids on establishing good oral care habits, Wausau dentist Dr. James Kim knows that kids will be kids. Because of this, we offer emergency dental appointments for the bumps that life can occasionally throw your way.
How these situations are handled will have a huge impact on your child’s opinion of the dentist as he or she grows up. We’ll be sure to help your child (and you!) remain calm and in control, and provide gentle, compassionate, comfortable care so your child can have the best experience possible.
If your child has an injury that puts his or her teeth at risk, don’t hesitate to call us right away.
Building on Healthy Habits
As your child grows older, it's crucial to do what we can to prevent tooth decay. To that end, we offer preventive treatments, including fluoride and dental sealants. These will help strengthen your child’s teeth and protect them from cavities and decay. If we feel that your child will benefit from these treatments, we will discuss them with you and explain why we recommend them.
As children grow, they begin flexing their independence muscles, and we’ll help support them. During the teenage years, we will work with your kids to encourage good self-care and responsibility.
Dr. Kim also provides orthodontic care, including traditional braces and Invisalign Teen, and we can discuss these options with you and your teenager, if necessary.
Preventing Fears Later in Life
Early dental care is an important part of your child’s overall wellness, and we are honored that so many families in the Wausau area trust the oral health of their children to Dr. James Kim. We take that trust seriously!
In addition to helping your child develop good habits that will stick with him or her for a lifetime, these childhood visits help your child feel comfortable and confident about seeing the dentist.
Many people suffer from dental anxiety, and it often means that millions of people across the United States avoid seeing a dentist until they are in pain or in danger of losing their teeth. We know you want better for your child.
By building a trusting relationship with a friendly dentist early on, your child can avoid developing fear and anxiety about dental care. This will help prepare them for a lifetime of improved health.
Call to Schedule!
We’re looking forward to meeting both you and your child! Call us today at (715) 549-5667 to schedule your child’s first appointment!