Children’s Dentistry


Encouraging your child to develop excellent dental habits early in life is the best way to promote long-term oral health. We offer gentle, compassionate care and invite you to schedule a first or continuing appointment for your little one. In addition to dental cleanings and checkups, we offer additional preventive treatments to protect your child’s smile as it develops, and for many years to come.

Children’s Dental Visits

We encourage you to begin scheduling dental care for your child by his or her first birthday, or shortly after the first tooth appears. During first visits, we will allow time for your child to become acclimated to the new atmosphere of the dental practice. Once your son or daughter feels comfortable, we will offer gentle dental cleanings and checkups for a clean, healthy smile. We will also offer suggestions to improve your own hygiene, and teach better hygiene practices to your child at home.

Effective, Preventive Treatments

The development of your child’s smile will significantly influence his/her speech skills and bite alignment. Beyond guiding your child’s smile toward proper growth, we offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments to protect young teeth from the devastating effects of plaque.

Why does my child need dental sealants?

We encourage dental sealants because they create a physical barrier over your child’s back, hard-to-reach teeth. Because molars are filled with tiny grooves and crevices, they provide an ideal breeding ground for plaque, the leading cause of tooth decay. Sealants will keep plaque from adhering to these teeth, protecting them against cavity formation.

Why does my child need fluoride treatments?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has the ability to strengthen your child’s teeth for better protection against tooth decay. We may suggest this treatment to further safeguard teeth in the fight against cavity formation.


Dr. Murray and our team at Red Bridge Family dental thank you for choosing us as your dental care provider and look forward to meeting you and your family. With a strong focus on patient comfort, we provide comprehensive dental services to address the needs of every family member, including preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, as well as dental implants. We encourage you to visit us for preventive care, so we may assist you in maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come. Contact us at your convenience: (816) 943-0600.