Indian Trail dentist Dr. Ernst and our entire team at Pleasant Plains Dental love seeing kids’ bright and happy smiles around our office. We also understand that treating children requires a gentle manner to help them feel comfortable in the dental chair. We make sure to use kid-friendly language during appointments and encourage children to learn about and be active participants in their oral health care. Positive dental experiences in childhood lead to better overall dental health in the future, so we aim to give kids pleasant, effective, and efficient care.
Your Child’s First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist when their first baby tooth erupts or by their first birthday. Dr. Ernst and our team enjoy giving kids the chance to learn about dentistry in a fun and warm environment. These early visits are essential to setting your child up for a lifetime of healthy smiles, as well as encouraging him or her to become knowledgeable about his or her oral health.
At Pleasant Plains, you are welcome to accompany your child into the treatment room to help them, and you, feel more at ease during the appointment. Dr. Ernst will thoroughly explain diagnoses and treatments to you and your child. He will also help your child learn how to maintain his or her oral health in between dental visits.
- Play Area in the Lobby
- Video Games
- Pillows & Blankets
- Cartoons above Dental Chairs
- Treasure Chest with Prizes
Comprehensive Dental Care for Kids
Quality dental care in childhood, including routine exams and cleanings, can help kids avoid future dental issues. We offer a variety of comprehensive dental services for kids of all ages to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
Often, children are nervous about visiting the dentist. To help keep them relaxed, we've stocked our office with a number of kid-friendly amenities to help them feel at home and forget they're in a dental office.
- Routine Cleanings & Exams
- Protective Sealants
- Fluoride Treatments
- No-Shot, Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Athletic Mouthguards
- Oral Health Education
- Emergency Dental Care