Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Fay Hu, D.M.D. -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Fay Hu General Dentistry

Fay Hu, D.M.D.

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Winter Park, FL

At Fay Hu General Dentistry, Dr. Fay Hu treats children of all ages. With an office conveniently located in Winter Park, Florida, just north of Orlando, Dr. Hu and her team are friendly and compassionate and strive to make every child feel comfortable and secure at the office. They provide preventive care, administer routine dental services, and teach proper at-home brushing and flossing, establishing healthy oral hygiene habits. To schedule your child’s first pediatric dentistry appointment, contact Dr. Hu. Call the office to schedule or book your appointment online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

When should a child first see the dentist?

Dr. Hu recommends scheduling your child’s first pediatric dental appointment after their first tooth comes in or after their first birthday, whichever comes first. This early appointment allows Dr. Hu to look for any underlying oral health issues and establish a healthy relationship with your child.

During this visit, Dr. Hu may discuss habits that could impact your child’s oral hygiene, including brushing, thumb sucking, diet, and bottle and pacifier use. She may counsel you on children’s oral health and offer advice on how to improve your child’s oral hygiene.

What happens during a child’s first dental visit?

It’s normal for both parents and children to experience some nervousness before an appointment with a new doctor. At Fay Hu General Dentistry, the team understands your anxiety and works to ensure that both you and your child have the best experience possible.

During your child’s first dental appointment, Dr. Hu educates you on children’s oral health and explains how you can provide the best oral hygiene. She explains the preventive measures you can take and takes time to answer any questions you may have.

At this appointment, Dr. Hu may:

  • Review your child’s health and developmental history
  • Discuss teeth development
  • Examine your child’s mouth for any issues
  • Ask questions about hygiene practices
  • Count and clean your child’s teeth

What treatments do pediatric dentists perform?

At Fay Hu General Dentistry, Dr. Hu offers a full range of pediatric dental services. That includes routine teeth cleanings and X-rays, as well as:

  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Cavity repair and fillings
  • Dental injury care
  • Diet and nutrition recommendations
  • Orthodontic assessment

Dr. Hu doesn’t use sedation during her pediatric dental services, reducing risks for your child.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are a thin layer of a plastic-like coating that Dr. Hu applies to your child’s back teeth. This sealant protects your child’s teeth from decay and cavities.

Although Dr. Hu can provide sealant treatments at any time, they’re most effective when applied as soon as possible after the molars erupt.

If you’re looking for a dentist who specializes in pediatric care, contact Fay Hu General Dentistry. Call the office to schedule your child’s initial consultation or book your appointment online now.