When it comes to selecting the right dentist for your child’s oral health care, many factors come into play. Credentials and personality are the two leading reasons most parents select our office, and we know once you visit us in Prospect you’ll agree. As a Board Certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Danielle Haman-Smith is exceptionally qualified to offer children gentle, caring dentistry that promotes healthy smiles. Joined by an equally kind and skilled team, it is her goal to always make experiences positive, fun and thorough.
At Pediatric Dentistry of Prospect, we strongly recommend that parents bring their child in for a first dental visit when they’re around the age of one, or when their first baby tooth erupts from the gum tissue – whichever comes first. After this initial “getting to know you” visit, it’s important for them to then attend routine dental checkups every six months, or twice each year. Even when your son or daughter only has a few teeth, these regular examinations are very important because they allow Dr. Danielle and the rest of our staff to become very familiar with their unique smile and be able to identify any signs of damage or developmental abnormalities as soon as they arise. Our priority is to prevent the need for extensive dental treatment whenever possible!
Dr. Danielle and our staff will do everything we can to help your child avoid dental decay through oral hygiene guidance and professional check-up, but sometimes, those frustrating cavities pop up anyway. In these situations, we’ll treat the damage as soon as possible with a custom dental filling. The service only takes a single appointment – we’ll thoroughly clean the tooth, place the filling material, and secure it in place. All the while, your child will be kept comfortable and entertained through fun amenities and (if needed) sedation dentistry.