Pediatric Services

A childs first visit to the dentist should be an enjoyable one. Children do not have a natural fear for the dentist, but they do fear the unknown. We try to create a pleasant atmosphere, using non-frightening and simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your family to be at ease from the moment they arrive at our office and until you leave.

Regular dental appointments are important for children. Not only to evaluate tooth and gum health but also to educate the young patient in how to prevent dental problems and maintain a healthy smile throughout their life.

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During a check-up we will evaluate:

  • How many teeth are and should be present
  • Loose teeth
  • Cavities
  • Gum Health
  • Bite and habit evaluation
  • Tongue and speech
  • Fluoride use
  • Diet and health history
  • Home care and prevention
  • Sport/mouth guards

COMPLETE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
Dental appointments for children are important to evaluate the teeth and gums as well as to educate the young patient for a lifetime of dental hygiene. We will talk with you about your child’s oral health and hygiene, including teething, fluoride, brushing and flossing, cavities, sealants and orthodontics.

PREVENTIVE CARE
As its name suggests, preventive dentistry is intended to prevent dental problems and related health conditions before they start. The health of your mouth is vital to the health of your entire body. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, low birth weight and other health problems. Healthy teeth are less likely to need extensive and pricey dental procedures. You can keep your teeth and yourself healthy by brushing and flossing every day as well as getting regular dental exams.


SEALANTS

Good oral hygiene – brushing and flossing daily – and a healthy diet are the best way to prevent plaque build-up in the mouth. But even the most thorough brushing does not always reach the deepest indentations in the back teeth (molars). Dental sealants fill in these depressions, preventing bacterial formation that causes tooth decay and other damage. In a procedure that takes only a few minutes per tooth, the dentist cleans the tooth, applies an acid solution to roughen the surface, and bonds a plastic sealant to the tooth. A special light may be used to speed the hardening process. Sealants can help both adults and children, and may be re-applied every few years

SPORTS MOUTHGUARDS
Properly diagnosed, designed, and custom fabricated mouthguards are essential in the prevention of athletic oral/facial injuries. More than 5 million teeth are knocked out in sporting activities each year. While this number is staggering, the American Dental Association estimates that more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented every year thanks to the use of sports mouth guards. When customized to fit your mouth, statistics show that when worn properly, a protective mouthpiece decreases the risk of oral injury by 99 percent.