Our team is dedicated to offering best-in-class pediatric dental services to ensure your children's oral hygiene is the best it can be from childhood to adulthood. Along with our pediatric dental services, we are specialists in helping parents instill healthy habits in their children at a young age while also diagnosing future problems and preventing dental issues later in life.
We recommend routine dental cleanings for several reasons. When we perform a professional cleaning, we remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. We also clean the parts of your child’s teeth that are hard to reach, such as underneath the gums.
After a cleaning, we will polish your child’s teeth so that they shine! We can also apply a fluoride treatment, if necessary, to help prevent tooth decay.
Oral Health Exams
We truly believe that regular dental examinations are important in order for your child to have good dental health and a smile of which he or she can be proud. We start by doing a professional cleaning, removing all of the bad tartar and other buildup on your child’s teeth.
We then do an examination, looking to catch and fix any problems before they become bigger ones. We examine each tooth, looking for any signs of decay, damage, or any other problems, such as signs of infection. We want to correct any problems your child may have before they get any worse.
We are usually able to fill in broken teeth to make them look just like normal teeth. For fillings, we even use a material that is the color of your child’s teeth. For teeth with more extensive cavities, we offer pediatric crowns.
For children with extensive restorative needs and/or the inability to tolerate traditional in-chair treatment, we work alongside a pediatric anesthesiologist to offer in-office IV sedation. This allows our more apprehensive patients to have all of their dental procedures completed at one time safely and comfortably.
Fluoride works well to strengthen children’s teeth. It also has been shown to help prevent tooth decay in people of all ages.
For this reason, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics state that topical fluoride is helpful for good oral health.
Because of this, you may be wondering if your child needs fluoride treatments, our doctors will give recommendations based on your unique situation.
Emergency Dental Care
It is very important to be prepared in case your child has an emergency. Even though we wish that they wouldn’t, emergencies do happen. Being educated and knowing what to do in an emergency can be the difference between losing and saving a tooth. You also need to know your dentist’s phone number.
You need to contact us right away if you are having an emergency! If we are not open, go to the nearest emergency center.
Cavities & Fillings
Dental fillings are used to treat different dental problems like cavities and broken teeth. Teeth are usually filled with a material called composite resin, which is designed to look like natural teeth. Fillings can also be done with gold, porcelain, or silver amalgam.
Composite resin takes a little longer, though most people still prefer it because it creates natural-looking teeth. It takes more than one layer, and a special light is used to harden the area around the filling.