Pediatric Dentistry

At Perimeter Dental, we offer dedicated pediatric dentistry services in Atlanta and Sandy Springs, GA, ensuring gentle and attentive care for your child's oral health from infancy through adolescence. Trust our experienced team to provide a welcoming atmosphere and exceptional dental treatments tailored to children's unique needs.

Your Pediatric Dentist in Atalanta & Sandy Springs, GA

At Perimeter Dental, we understand the importance of early dental care for children, which is why we offer dedicated pediatric dentistry services at our Atlanta and Sandy Springs, GA, locations. Our experienced team is adept at working with young patients, providing gentle and attentive care to ensure a positive dental experience. From routine check-ups to treatments tailored to children’s unique needs, we prioritize their oral health from infancy through adolescence.

With a welcoming atmosphere and a focus on education, we aim to empower both children and parents to maintain healthy smiles for life. Trust Perimeter Dental to provide exceptional pediatric dentistry services in Atlanta and Sandy Springs, GA.

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  • What does pediatric dentistry include?

    Pediatric dentistry includes a wide range of dental services tailored specifically for children from infancy through adolescence. This includes regular check-ups and cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, cavity prevention and treatment, orthodontic assessments, and guidance on proper oral hygiene. Pediatric dentists also focus on managing dental growth and development, addressing dental injuries, and providing care for special needs patients. The goal is to ensure a positive dental experience and establish a strong foundation for lifelong oral health.

  • What are the common issues of dental health in children?

    Common dental health issues in children include tooth decay (cavities), which is often caused by sugary foods and poor oral hygiene. Other issues include gum disease, thumb-sucking and pacifier use leading to misaligned teeth, dental trauma from accidents, and early tooth loss due to decay or injury. Additionally, children may experience problems related to teething, such as discomfort and swelling. Regular dental check-ups and proper oral care can help prevent and manage these common issues effectively.

  • At what age should my child first visit the pediatric dentist?

    Your child should have their first visit to the pediatric dentist by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth emerges, whichever comes first. Early dental visits help ensure that your child’s teeth and gums are developing properly and allow the dentist to provide guidance on oral hygiene practices to prevent future dental issues.

  • What are dental sealants, and are they recommended for children?

    Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) to prevent cavities. They are highly recommended for children, as these areas are prone to decay due to their deep grooves and pits, which can be difficult to clean thoroughly with regular brushing. Sealants provide an extra layer of defense against plaque and food particles, significantly reducing the risk of cavities and promoting long-term oral health.

  • Are thumb sucking and pacifier use harmful to my child's dental health?

    Thumb sucking and pacifier use are common habits in young children, but prolonged use can be harmful to your child’s dental health. These habits can lead to misalignment of the teeth, improper bite, and changes in the roof of the mouth. It’s generally recommended to discourage these habits by the age of three to prevent long-term dental issues. Your pediatric dentist can provide strategies and support to help your child stop thumb-sucking and pacifier use.

  • When should children start brushing their teeth, and what type of toothpaste should they use?

    Children should start brushing their teeth as soon as their first tooth appears, typically around six months of age. For infants and toddlers under three years old, use a smear of fluoride toothpaste about the size of a grain of rice. For children aged three to six, use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Ensure they brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and supervise them to make sure they are brushing properly and not swallowing the toothpaste.

More Questions?

If you have any more questions about pediatric dental care, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.


77 12th Street NE, Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Monday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.



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Sandy Springs

6115 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. #225
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.



Email Address

[email protected]