Ormond Beach Office

386.676.7763

Port Orange Office

386.760.0550

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Here at Barnes & McDonnell Pediatric Dentistry we strive to provide kind, comfortable care for your child that is affordable for you. We specialize in oral health care for infants, children, and adolescents up to the age of 20, including those with special medical or developmental needs.

With offices in Port Orange and Ormond Beach, we provide a full range of sedation and anesthesia services for the comfort and convenience of our patients. Our team is specially trained to provide your children with individualized attention and care exclusively tailored to their needs.

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Why Baby Teeth Are Important

Many people don’t realize that primary (baby) teeth are just as important as permanent teeth. Just because they fall out and are replaced with their permanent counterparts doesn’t mean they don’t matter.Beyond their importance for eating, speech, appearance, etc. they also guide the permanent teeth into the proper position and aid in normal jaw bone and muscle development.Healthy baby teeth:•Promote good nutrition through proper chewing •Assist in speech developmen...

How Sealants Provide Extra Protection Against Cavities

Thorough brushing and flossing are essential in the oral health of everyone, including children, but sometimes bristles can’t get in the deep grooves and depressions to remove food particles or plaque from teeth. That’s where dental sealants are helpful. Dental sealants are a plastic material usually applied to the premolars and molars, where decay occurs most often. These sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities.Why Sealants Are Beneficial The likelihood of developing pit...

When Should Child Dental Care Begin?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, every child should visit the dentist by the child’s first birthday. This appointment is primarily educational to ensure parents learn the tools to keep their children cavity free.Proper dental care begins before a baby’s first tooth appears. Just because you can’t see the teeth doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Teeth actually begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy. At birth, your baby has 20 primar...