Pediatric Dentistry

Huntsville Pediatric Dentistry

Compassionate Care for Kids of All Ages

Regular visits to the dentist are the best thing you can do for your child’s oral health. However, a bad experience as a child can result in a lifetime of dental anxiety. At Flint River Dental, we offer pediatric dentistry in Huntsville from a team of caring, skilled, and compassionate dental professionals. Our entire team works to make our youngest patients’ dental visits fun and stress free.

If you are looking for a friendly and caring Huntsville pediatric dentist, call (256) 537-8878 to book an appointment.

Taking the Time to Build Relationships

We start seeing babies when they get their first teeth and recommend the first visit by one year of age. During the first visit, we focus on making your child comfortable with us and the office. We understand that little ones, and their parents, may be apprehensive, so we invite you to stay with your child during the visit to make everyone feel more comfortable.

At the first visit, we:

  • Show children the instruments and equipment
  • Give them a ride in the dental chair
  • Count the child’s teeth
  • Discuss the importance of oral hygiene
  • Provide tips on proper oral hygiene
  • Talk about how nutrition can keep your child’s teeth healthy

The main goal is to get the child familiar with the office and equipment that is used and discuss oral health with you. At the end of the visit, children are given a balloon to take home, so they can remember the fun time they had at Flint River Dental.

How to Reduce Stress

As parents, we all want to make our children’s lives comfortable and to protect them from bad experiences. If parents have a less than positive attitude regarding dental visits, the child will pick up on this. Likewise, if parents have anxiety, the child may begin to feel anxious about going to the dentist. There are some things you can do before the visit to help ensure a positive experience for your child.

To prepare your child for the first visit, you can:

  • Calm your own fears by knowing that we understand the challenges you are facing
  • Understand that we are a caring team providing patient centered care
  • Don’t go into a lot of detail with your child
  • Focus on the positive aspects of visiting the dentist
  • Read books about visiting the dentist with your child
  • Role play to demonstrate what will happen

The methods that you choose to use to prepare your child for a visit to our office may vary, depending on the age of the child. Rest assured that our office is a comfortable, friendly, and welcoming environment. We make sure our young patients feel a light of positivity from our entire staff from the moment they walk in the door.

Preventative Care for a Lifetime of Dental Health

As your child grows, we recommend scheduling dental cleanings and exams twice a year. Regular professional cleanings allow us to remove plaque and tartar buildup to help prevent tooth decay. In addition, we may recommend other preventative treatments to protect the teeth, such as fluoride and sealants.

We offer comprehensive care for pediatric dentistry in Huntsville to the needs of your children as they grow. If decay does take hold, despite your best efforts, we provide fillings and other treatments to restore your child’s oral health. Injuries and other dental problems can happen without warning. We provide emergency dental care, if your child is experiencing pain or an injury to the mouth. Same day appointments are available for urgent problems.

Please contact us today at (256) 537-8878 to schedule your child’s appointment.

Patient Testimonials

Say It With a Smile
  • Nicest & Cleanest Dentist Office

    “The staff is always very friendly and helpful. This is one of the nicest and cleanest dentist offices that I have been to. I've never had a bad experience there, and hopefully, it stays that way.”

    - Travis G.
  • Exceeded my Expectations

    “They are caring, compassionate and most importantly; they listen.”

    - Elizabeth M.
  • Caring and Compassionate Staff

    “I cannot say enough great things about the entire staff here. They are caring, compassionate and most importantly; they listen. It makes something as daunting as going to the dentist easy when the staff is this good.”

    - Miranda A.
  • Considerate of Anxiety

    “I went for my consultation last week and everyone was so amazing and caring. I have terrible anxiety and they really take that into consideration.”

    - Kelly A.
  • Love talking with Dr. Darby

    “I always enjoy getting to see Dr. Darby and talking with her!!!”

    - Ginger F.

Our Core Values

  • Kindness Matters

    Kindness & dignity are a right, not a reward.

  • Grattitude

    Seek gratitude first & always. You can't have gratitude & be anxious at the same time!

  • Make Lemonade

    Barriers are an opportunity. We find a way to win.

  • Assume the Best

    Assume the best about patients & the team. No tolerance for gossip.

  • Smile Anyway

    If it's a hard day, remember you are a blessed child of God.

  • Margins for Mission

    We create profit for mission work in our community.

  • Update, Improve, Refine

    We are always finding ways to get better at what we do!

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