Sole practitioner Pediatric Dentist in Milton
Dr. Michael J. Leach has dedicated his career to cultivating a private practice as the sole practitioner for the families in Milton, GA. His practice philosophy of providing excellent care and education for our patient families in a fun and friendly environment is one of the building blocks that has attributed to Michael J. Leach, D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry becoming the premiere dental practice in the north Georgia area.
In a recent interview, Dr. Leach was asked what is one of the biggest differences in a private practice versus a corporate run office. Without hesitation his answered, “The staff in a private practice is a huge difference. We don’t have staff turnover that happens frequently. We have people who have been here over 26 years like Ms. Shannon, and people who recently came on board in the past year to help with marketing”. Together, our team has 70 years of combined experience, so you can rest assured that you and your child are in knowledgeable hands.
We have a variety of people who have been here, but our goal when hiring is to employ them for the long term so that when your kids come, they see the same faces over and over which builds a familiarity with the office. Therefore, the children become more comfortable at future visits. That’s a part of our mission, so it’s not different faces and people every time they come.
Dental Topics that you may have questions about
Special Needs Dentistry: Dr. Leach and his team are trained to provide the best care for patients with specialized needs. Every special needs patient has one-on-one time with Dr. Leach who performs all cleanings and operative work.
Cavity Prevention: A cavity is a tiny hole that will form on your tooth due to the prolonged presence of decay. One key point to remember is that cavities are preventable and treatable, so be sure that your child is attending their bi-annual oral health checkups.
Tooth Brushing: The enamel on baby teeth is not as thick as adult teeth; therefore, children need extra care to avoid decay. Tooth brushing and flossing should be presented as a habit and an integral part of the daily hygiene routine.
Dental Sealants: A sealant is a clear or tooth-colored thin resin coating that creates a barrier between the tooth and harmful acids/plaque generated by bacteria. The optimum timing for sealants is upon the eruption of the first and second permanent molars around ages six and twelve.
Fillings/Restoration: At Michael J. Leach, D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry, we utilize a resin composite when applying fillings to a patient’s tooth. Resin composite fillings work with a person’s tooth by bonding directly to the surface which leads to maximized preservation of the tooth.
Adolescence Oral Care: An important step in the fight against periodontal disease is to establish good oral health habits early with your child and monitor the continuation of these habits throughout the adolescent years.
Digit Sucking: Digit sucking, more commonly known as thumb sucking, is a common habit formed by children. However, if a child’s digit/thumb sucking habit is not broken by the time his/her permanent teeth start to erupt, serious dental problems can arise.
Early Childhood Tooth Decay: Tooth decay is most commonly caused by acid-producing bacteria that takes up residence on children’s teeth. This bacteria can be transferred to a child’s mouth via saliva from a variety of sources.
Tooth Bonding: Bonding is a common procedure among pediatric dentists as it can easily remedy problems such as a chipped, cracked, or discolored tooth.
Tooth Eruption: The first set of teeth begin to develop beneath the gums during the second trimester of pregnancy, and teeth begin to emerge above the gums approximately four to six months after birth.
Tooth Extraction: Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
Pediatric dental services offered
We provide the highest quality of dental care for infants and children in Milton by offering an inclusive list of dental services including:
- Comprehensive Exam
- Growth and Development Exam
- Caries Exam
- Periodontal Exam
- Prophylaxis (dental cleaning)
- Fluoride Treatments
- Mouth Guards
- Interceptive Orthodontics
CONVENIENTLY located near Milton, GA
Our children’s dental office is conveniently located at 4895 Windward Parkway, Suite 201, Alpharetta, GA 30004, with easy access from Highway 9 and SR400 which makes Dr. Leach one of the top pediatric dentists for kids near Milton, GA!
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If you need any additional information, please contact us at Michael J. Leach D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry Phone Number (770) 521-8855 and our team will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
“Dr. Leach and his staff are AWESOME!!! My daughter has been going to him since she was 2 years old, and we absolutely love him! He’s very professional and does a great job! I highly recommend him!!!” – Charlie Anderson via Google
“My 9 year old son had such a good experience with his first visit that he actually asked when we get to go back. That’s a win in my book. Such a warm and welcoming staff who ALL went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Dr. Leach took the time to go over the exam and answer any questions I had. Overall a great experience.” – Stephanie Richey via Google
“We needed a dentist when we moved here several years ago and the only name we heard was Dr. Leach. It is easy to see why! The whole staff is wonderful. As someone else noted, when my child has had extractions, Dr. Leach always calls to personally check on them. I was shocked the first time he did this. He is patient, kind, and very easy going with the kids. The waiting area has something for everyone – a gorgeous fish tank, animated movie viewing area, train table, video games, and best of all: massage chairs for parents!” – Sharon G. via Rate-a-Biz
“Dr. Leach is an amazing pediatric dentist! He has been taking care of my children for years, and they love to go there. He Is patient and kind! The girls that clean the kids teeth are always funny and interactive with the kids. It means a lot to a mom that your children love to go to the dentist!! The front office staff are super sweet, too!” – T.S. via Rate-a-Biz