Childhood Growth & Development

By making routine care a part of your child’s development, you’re providing your young ones with the support they need to foster healthy habits into adulthood. Thorough examinations, cleanings, and airway care can help guarantee the growth of strong teeth, well-developed jaws, and proper breathing.

The Benefits of Childhood Dental Care

Children who receive adequate dental and orofacial care tend to live healthier, more balanced lives, free from the unpleasant side effects caused by unrecognized or untreated oral health conditions and disorders.

Our practice encourages regular dental checkups and orthodontic treatment for children because, in addition to preventing oral health complications, routine visits to a dental office can help children develop and improve the skills they need to practice adequate oral hygiene.

In addition, regular dental care monitors and helps establish the correct progression of a child’s oral and facial growth. This way, potential issues can be caught and remedied when the issue is small, which reduces the need for complicated procedures later in life.

Signs of Childhood Developmental Issues
It’s important for parents to be aware of signs and symptoms that may indicate a need for their children to see a dental healthcare professional. A child can experience occasional illnesses or disruptions in their typical behavior without it being indicative of a developmental issue. However, parents should note changes in their child’s health and seek medical advice if the change persists or worsens.

If your child has experienced the following conditions, he or she may be in need of a dental healthcare checkup:

  • Mouth-breathing
  • Earaches
  • Chronic allergies
  • Headaches
  • ADHD
  • Forward head
  • Poor posture
  • Nasal deviation
  • Thumb sucking
  • Crooked tooth development
  • Clicking of jaw
  • Poor sleep quality

If the above-mentioned symptoms represent your child’s current condition, we ask that you contact us to learn how we can help.

Oral Health and Child Development
Because oral health is connected closely to whole-body health, it’s important to take a close look at the way a child’s mouth is developing in relation to the quality of their overall health.

Most aspects of human development occur throughout childhood, and for a young person to grow as they should, it’s crucial to guarantee that the individual has the best developmental opportunities available to them. This includes optimal jaw development, an open airway, and straight, clean teeth.

Correcting any orofacial issues present in our young patients enables these individuals to speak, eat, and breathe efficiently, which assists them in experiencing a better overall standard of wellness as they become adults.

Our Child-friendly Office

At Herre Holistic Dental KC, our dental professionals see patients as young as two years of age to provide them with a headstart on proper oral health maintenance. By educating young people about how to take care of their teeth, jaws, and gums, we can ensure the continued health of our patients from the very beginning.

We aim to create a welcoming environment for our young patients, one in which they feel comfortable, safe, and supported by friendly, personable staff. Ensuring that children are at ease in our office helps foster a trusting relationship between patients and professionals, which in turn strengthens the open line of communication between all parties involved.

The rapport that we make an effort to form with patients and parents alike makes it easy to ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the application of care.

We encourage parents of young children to call our Kansas City office to book an appointment with one of our experienced, friendly dental professionals. Our staff is equipped to answer all of your questions and make sure you feel confident in your decision to address your child’s oral health as soon as possible.

If you reside in the Leawood or Kansas City area, reach out to us at any time to learn more about our holistic care services. We do our best to ensure that all of our procedures are performed with our patients’ care and safety in mind, using the safest materials and most cutting-edge equipment in the industry.

Schedule an Appointment

If you reside in the Leawood or Kansas City area, reach out to us at any time to learn more about our holistic care services. We do our best to ensure that all of our procedures are performed with our patients’ care and safety in mind, using the safest materials and most cutting-edge equipment in the industry. Call us at 913-491-4466 or schedule an appointment online.
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Amazing care!!! They were able to get me in when I couldn’t get in to see where my Family Dentist referred. That location referred me to Dental Health by Herre. Dr. Herre was extremely thorough and very concerned about my oral health. I would recommend this to anyone!!

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Tracy M.
Leawood, KS

Location

Herre Holistic Dental KC

11201 Nall Avenue
Suite 120
Leawood, KS 66211

Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm