Keep Your Child's Smile Healthy!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children first see the dentist at one year old or when the first tooth emerges. It’s important to see a dentist early in a child’s life because it allows the doctor to examine his/her mouth and discuss specific oral hygiene instructions for the child.

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Pediatrics is About Prevention

Pediatric dentistry focuses on preventive care. Emphasis is placed on home care, regular checkups, and cleanings. There are many preventive measures available to help you’re your children’s teeth healthy and clean, including:

  • sealants
  • fluoride treatments
  • mouth guards
  • education

Dr. Ben Timmerman: Pediatric Dentist in Augusta, GA

Dental health is important at any age. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should be scheduled for their first dental exam as soon as the first tooth erupts or by age one, whichever comes first. Dr. Ben Timmerman is a trusted family and pediatric dentist in the Augusta, GA area specializing in providing compassionate, preventative dental care and treatment to kids of all ages!

What to Expect from a Kid’s Dentist:
• Comprehensive pediatric exams and cleanings
Sealants and fluoride treatments
Mouth guards and other treatments to correct common pediatric problems
• Preventive education and support for kids and parents

Why Having a Kid’s Dentist Matters

Visiting a kid’s dentist such as Dr. Timmerman will give you the tools and support to prevent problems before they develop or become serious. Dr. Timmerman will fully examine your child’s teeth and gums, offer support and tips for practicing good pediatric oral care at home, and provide high quality, kid friendly treatment when necessary. Visiting a kid’s dentist will set the important foundation that your child needs to maintain a healthy, functional smile and good health in general.

Practicing Good Oral Hygiene at Home: Parents should gently brush and floss their child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth arrives, which sets the stage for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and healthy habits. It is important to help children with brushing and flossing until they are old enough to develop the skills to do it properly themselves. Dr. Timmerman suggests that children do it first and then have an adult follow up with a second brushing. Never use fluoride toothpaste until children know not to swallow and if fluoride treatments are prescribed, pay close attention to make sure they spit it out without ingesting any of the product.

Visiting the Kid’s Dentist: For optimal health, children should visit the dentist just as often as an adult does, which is about every six months for a full exam and professional cleaning. Keep in mind that as children grow, changes in their oral health are also common and should be addressed promptly to prevent serious conditions. A kid’s dentist can also determine if your child would benefit from receiving specific treatments such as fluoride, mouth guards for sports, sealants, and orthodontic care. Pediatric dental issues related to thumb sucking, using baby bottles, and other behaviors are also important topics that parents should discuss with a kid’s dentist.

Dr. Timmerman is a leading pediatric dentist in the Augusta, GA area who consistently provides compassionate, preventative dental care and treatment to children of all ages. Call today for an appointment.

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Dr. Ben Timmerman
436 Furys Ferry Rd.
Augusta, GA
30907

Phone: (706) 229-7676

About Us

Whether you need dental implants, Lanap laser treatment, or a cosmetic dental procedure, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.