Pediatric Dentistry

Start your child on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles with specialized pediatric dental care at Deerfoot Dental.

Pediatric Dentistry in Pinson, AL

Deerfoot Dental is committed to making dental care a positive experience for your child. Our pediatric services are designed to protect young smiles by preventing dental problems before they start and treating any issues with a gentle, understanding approach. We provide a fun, welcoming environment where children can learn about good oral hygiene.

smiling child with a toothbrush
  • When should I start brushing my child's teeth?

    Begin brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head and a very small amount of fluoride toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice) to gently clean their teeth and gums. As your child grows, increase the amount of toothpaste to the size of a pea, and continue assisting them with brushing until they have the coordination to do it on their own, usually around age six.

  • What does fluoride do? What are the benefits?

    Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel, making it more decay-resistant. It can even reverse early signs of tooth decay. Regular exposure to small amounts of fluoride helps prevent cavities and can result in fewer dental treatments for your child. This is why fluoride is a common ingredient in toothpaste and is also found in many community water supplies.


  • What are pediatric dental sealants?

    Dental sealants offer a layer of protection to the chewing surfaces of the back of your child’s teeth (their molars), where most cavities in children are found. This coating prevents food and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves of the teeth and causing decay. They are quick and painless to apply—and they protect the teeth for many years, significantly reducing the risk of cavities.

Questions About Pediatric Dentistry?

If you have any questions about pediatric dentistry or for a consultation—contact us or schedule your appointment using the link below, or explore the numerous other dental services we offer.

Deerfoot Dental

6735 Old Springville Rd
Pinson, AL 35126
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Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


(205) 810-0844

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