The importance of family is one of the foundational cornerstones of Porter Dental Health Clinic. In fact, Dr. Lance Porter practiced alongside his father at our practice before eventually buying the practice and taking over as the owner.
Our entire team believes in making patients feel like members of our family from the moment they walk in the door until the moment they leave. We take great pride in creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere for patients of all ages, including children. We also believe in providing great value to our patients; we believe everyone should be able to achieve their best smile. To this end, we are a pay-per-service practice that prides itself on offering quality dental care at affordable prices.
We feel a duty and responsibility to properly educate patients of all ages — particularly our youngest patients — about good oral health. Children are very impressionable and we want them to form positive impressions of dental care from a young age. We believe that by treating them gently and patiently, and explaining dental concepts in language they can understand, we are setting them up for a lifetime of healthy dental habits. Children who have positive associations with dental care may be more likely to stay on top of their dental health for the rest of their lives.
Pediatric Dentistry Services
We offer a wide range of dental services for children, including the following:
Routine Hygiene Visits
Routine dental checkups and cleanings are essential. They help keep the teeth and gums clean and detect any problems in their early stages, when they are more easily treatable with less invasive means. Catching dental problems early can also save our patients unnecessary time, money and discomfort.
Thin plastic sealants are applied to the back teeth to help keep them free of cavities. The plastic coating blocks food particles and bacteria from accumulating in the nooks and crannies of the chewing surfaces. They can last for years.
Professional fluoride treatments can help prevent tooth decay and maintain healthy, strong tooth enamel.
Sometimes despite our best efforts, children’s teeth can become damaged or develop small cavities. In those cases, Dr. Porter is trained to restore the child’s tooth to optimal form, function and strength.
Emergencies happen, and when they do, you can trust Dr. Porter and our team to address them right away. We will accommodate you as best we can, whether it be early in the morning or after the office has closed. If you or your child experiences a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call us immediately.
How to Schedule a Dental Appointment
Dr. Porter and our team are proud to be the practice of choice for families from Hot Springs and all surrounding communities, and we want to help every member of your family enjoy a healthy smile for life. Call or email us today to request an appointment with Dr. Porter.