Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Robert A. Kravecs Jr., DMD, LLC

Dentist located in Fairfield, CT

A lifetime of healthy teeth and gums begins with developing good oral hygiene at a young age. The office of Robert A. Kravecs Jr., DMD, LLC, in Fairfield, Connecticut, provides high quality pediatric dentistry to treat children. Your child shouldn’t fear a visit to the dentist’s office. They should look forward to it! Dr. Kravecs and his staff treat children with care, compassion, and always with a dash of creativity to make it fun. To schedule your child’s next appointment, call or use the online booking tool today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is the branch of oral health care that caters to children and their dental needs. It focuses on a wide range of children’s dental needs and how to best care for their teeth and gums early in life when habits form. High quality pediatric dentistry helps ensure that children will develop good oral hygiene at a young age and live a long, happy life with healthy teeth and gums.

A key part of pediatric dentistry also involves how to handle caring for children, many of whom deal with fear and anxiety associated with dental visits. Children with behavioral issues, such as trouble focusing or remaining still, or those with other special needs, also benefit immensely from pediatric dentistry.

How does pediatric dentistry work?

Visits to a dental office, no matter how routine in nature, can be scary for your child. Dr. Kravecs makes visits to the office for your child fun, even something to look forward to. From the moment you and your child enter the office, the warm, welcoming staff sets the tone.

During visits, Dr. Kravecs uses pediatric dentistry techniques to make your child feel comfortable and at home. He may incorporate games or child-friendly challenges into oral health care lessons, such as how to brush and floss. When your child undergoes dental work, even a cleaning, he and his staff are extra careful to be gentle and talk your child through each step.

Prizes may be given to reward good behavior at the office. Dr. Kravecs can even help suggest methods to facilitate better at-home oral hygiene and how you as a parent can play a role in that.

Why is pediatric dentistry important?

Getting your child’s dental care needs taken care of by a skilled professional like Dr. Kravecs helps your child develop good oral hygiene during youth when lifelong habits form. Having healthy teeth and gums early on can save you and your family time and money by avoiding future, expensive dental work.

Also, common problems like tooth decay and gum disease are closely linked to more serious overall health conditions, including heart disease and stroke. That means high quality pediatric dentistry can actually translate to better overall health as your child grows up!

To schedule your child an appointment, even a routine cleaning, simply call the office or use the online booking tool today.