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Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Dr. Taylor's Family Dental Center

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Implant Specialist, Periodontist, and Oral Surgeon located in Waterford, MI

A positive relationship with a pediatric dentist can set your child up for a lifetime of bright, healthy smiles. At Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center in Waterford, Michigan, Marvin Taylor, DDS, and the team strive to create a friendly, worry-free environment for their youngest patients. From your child’s first visit to the dentist to their last sports mouth guard, the team at Dr Taylor’s Family Dental Center provides compassionate, relaxing pediatric dentistry for every child who visits their office. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to set up a pediatric visit.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the development, maintenance, and improvement of oral health in children. A pediatric dentist sees your child the moment their first tooth arrives and continues caring for their teeth as they grow.

Why is pediatric dentistry important?

Caring for baby teeth is very different from permanent adult teeth. Baby teeth serve as placeholders for permanent teeth to ensure they grow in as straight and healthy as possible.

Patient education and decay prevention are top priorities for Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center. The team strives to foster a friendly, relaxed environment, where children feel comfortable and worry-free.

Developing positive relationships with their dental team at an early age encourages children to care for their oral health now and in the future. That’s why Dr. Taylor and the team go out of their way to keep their office child-friendly.

The office has a fun play castle and toys. Pediatric patients also have access to classic children’s movies, so they can feel calm during their visit.

The team understands that some children feel anxious or fearful of the dentist. Along with their luxury amenities, they offer nitrous oxide gas for pediatric patients who are stressed and worried about their visit.

What does pediatric dentistry include?

You should schedule a visit the moment your child’s first tooth emerges. For some babies, this can happen as early as four months. Depending on your child’s age and oral health history, some of the most common pediatric services Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center provides include:

Teeth cleaning

During a teeth cleaning, the team uses special dental tools to gently and effectively remove plaque and bacteria from your child’s teeth and gums. After their first visit, your child should return for a teeth cleaning once every six months.


Dental X-rays show the team the underlying structures in your child’s mouth to detect hidden decay and potential problems from their permanent teeth that haven’t yet emerged.

Dental sealants

A sealant is a protective material that seals your child’s tooth to prevent plaque and bacteria from eating away at the enamel. The team typically suggests sealants to treat teeth that are already susceptible to decay.


A dental filling restores your child’s tooth to its natural shape and size after the team removes a cavity (tooth decay). Fillings come in a variety of materials, from traditional metal fillings to white tooth-colored fillings.

To schedule a pediatric visit with Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center, call or book an appointment online today.