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Dentistry For Children Specialist

Dental After Hours

David Flynn, DDS

Dentist located in Bountiful, UT

Children have different needs than adults when it comes to their dental care, which is why you want to make sure that you bring your child to a dentist who has experience in treating young ones. David Flynn, DDS, is an exceptionally adept and compassionate dentist for children and looks forward to giving your child a happy and healthy smile. To learn more, schedule a visit at Dental After Hours in Bountiful, Utah, by calling the office or booking online.

Dentistry for Children Q & A

What makes dentistry for children unique?

Dentists who have experience working with children are better equipped at handling their social dynamics. A trip to the dentist can be difficult for anyone, and children don’t necessarily act like tiny, well-behaved adults. 

Children are frequently impatient, scared, or uncooperative during dental exams and procedures and typically need extra reassurance about their dental care. 

Dr. Flynn knows how to work with children to overcome these anxieties and make their dental experience more fun, relaxed, and effective. 

When working with his younger patients, Dr. Flynn takes care to exercise a great deal of compassion and patience, and he makes sure to be extra gentle in all of his treatments and procedures. 

Because many dental phobias develop at a young age and frequently stem from bad experiences at the dentist, it’s especially important to make sure that your child’s dental care is in the hands of a gentle, caring, and experienced professional like Dr. Flynn.

What are the most common dental conditions for children?

Some of the most common dental and oral conditions that Dr. Flynn sees in his younger patients include:

  • Baby bottle tooth decay
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Lip sucking
  • Early tooth loss

If your child is experiencing any of these issues, Dr. Flynn can provide gentle and effective care to get their smile back in good health again.

When should my child start seeing a dentist?

Your child should start seeing a dentist as soon as possible, preferably as soon as they get their first tooth! 

There are many advantages to starting dental care at an early age. It gives your child a head start in establishing a comfortable and healthy relationship with Dr. Flynn. 

It also gives them the opportunity to learn about good oral hygiene and develop stronger and healthier habits that will carry on into adulthood. And starting dental care early allows Dr. Flynn to start tracking any suspicious conditions that might benefit from early intervention.

Your child’s first few appointments typically consist of little more than a basic exam. This gives Dr. Flynn the opportunity to get to know your child and to begin monitoring their oral health.

Give your child a happy and healthy smile today by scheduling an appointment at Dental After Hours. You can book your visit by phone or online.