Dr. Fakler and Dr. Meinerz treat patients of all ages at All Kind Smiles, and we look forward to meeting your children. Our comprehensive, kid-focused approach to pediatric dentistry in West Allis guarantees that your child feels safe and comfortable during every appointment. All Kind Smiles is the ideal dental home for you and your family, and we would be honored to accompany you on your oral health journey.
If you are a new parent, you might be wondering when you should start taking your baby to the dentist. Your child should see a dentist when they become one year old or when their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first, according to the American Dental Association.
If your child is older and has not had a dental exam, now is the time to schedule one! Six-month dental exams and teeth cleanings with a dentist like Dr. Jim Fakler or Dr. Max Meinerz are the most excellent method to keep your child’s mouth healthy for years to come.
During your initial appointment, one of our dentists will examine your child’s mouth, discuss with you regarding their dental health, and answer any questions you have about oral hygiene. We will ask you questions about your child’s food and oral hygiene regimen, and we will give you personalized advice on how to safeguard your child’s mouth as they grow. We welcome new patients at any time, and we would be delighted to meet you and your family.
When it comes to cavities, the greatest medicine is to avoid them. Cavities can be avoided with proper brushing and flossing techniques, but dental sealants can assist if you want an extra layer of protection for your child.
Dental sealants are made up of a specific liquid resin “painted” on your child’s back molars before hardening into a solid, tough plastic surface. Plaque, germs, and acid are prevented from producing tooth decay in the molars, where cavities are frequent. This procedure is inexpensive, non-invasive, and can last up to ten years, making it excellent for younger children who are prone to cavities.
Despite all your efforts, your child might still develop a cavity that requires a filling. By the age of 19, about half of all youngsters in the United States will have at least one cavity.
We understand that a filling can be frightening for both you and your child. We make every attempt to explain the technique to you and your child in a child-friendly manner and to ensure that you and your child are relaxed throughout the procedure. We also provide sedation dentistry for children of all ages, and we use tooth-colored composite fillings to keep your child’s smile bright, white, and attractive.
Whether you are a new parent scheduling your child’s first appointment or simply looking for a new pediatric dentist in West Allis, the team at All Kind Smiles is here to assist you. Call now to find out more about what sets All Kind Smiles apart and read some of our reviews to get to know us a little better before you come in!
Dr. Fakler and Dr. Meinerz like working with children, and your children will feel more at home in our modern, kid-friendly practice. Call (414) 475-0588 to make an appointment, or visit our office at 7020 W. National Ave, Suite 100, West Allis, WI 53214.