Children’s Dentistry in Lansing
Hagerty Dentistry cares for your family with children’s dentistry.
It’s important to provide your children with an excellent foundation for their dental health. At Hagerty Dentistry, our Lansing dental team can care for the youngest members of your household during children’s dentistry visits. If you would like to schedule an appointment for your child, please contact our office.
First Lansing Visit
Children are less anxious about routine visits to the dentist when the office has special amenities just for them, and when they make a first visit by age two or three. We encourage parents to bring children along during their dental visits from a young age so they grow comfortable with the sights and sounds of the office. We call these ‘Ride-along Visits.’ Our special Children’s Video Room gives your child a space of their own if they become bored or fidgety while waiting for you during these appointments.
Your Child’s First Appointment
Our Lansing dental office regularly cares for children. Hagerty Dentistry generally begins seeing kids at three years of age. However, if you notice a problem with his or her teeth or gums sooner, don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Your child’s first checkup will involve a tooth-by-tooth inspection and gums exam. Dr. Hagerty will check for proper development and any warning signs of decay. If we spot any cause for concern during the children’s dentistry examination, we can respond with treatment immediately. Dr. Hagerty knows that by addressing problems head-on, our Lansing practice can work to prevent years of dental work down the road, saving your family time and eliminating the need for costly corrective work.
Preventive Children’s Dentistry
Sealants or fluoride are recommended by Dr. Hagerty depending on your individual smile. Dental sealants protect hard-to-clean teeth from bacteria that form tooth decay. Sealants are painted onto the molars, and provide a protective measure to help prevent your child from getting cavities. Fluoride attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and ward off cavities. Hagerty Dentistry provides a fluoride rinse for your child’s optimal oral health during every checkup.
Please call us today to schedule an appointment. Hagerty Dentistry sees patients from all over Michigan, including those from Lansing, Grand Ledge, Holt, Okemos, East Lansing, and the surrounding communities. If this will be your child’s first visit, please take a moment to review our new patient information. Dr. John J. Hagerty and our dental team are happy to provide you with beneficial dental services to keep your family’s smiles healthy.