pediatric dentistry makeover
All that is good begins with a SMILE. When you visit our office, your child's smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing your child with the personalized, gentle care that he or she deserves.
Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing parents with information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their child's oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you'll find both useful and interesting. Contact us today! We'll give you a reason to smile!
We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
HIGH STANDARDSA standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your child's optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for your child as soon as possible.
EDUCATION & PREVENTION
As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.
We strive to provide dental health care vs. disease care.
That's why we focus on thorough exams checking the overall health of your child's teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays only when necessary.
We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your child's smile, we-re also concerned about your child's health. A review of your child's medical history can help us stay informed of his or her overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your child's dental health.
UNCOMPROMISING SAFETYInfection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
TRAINING & EXPERTISE
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your child's smile healthy.
To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dentallectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.
Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A POSITIVE EXPERIENCEBuilding a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some children may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your child's visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We thank you for allowing us to take care of your children's dental needs and look forward to serving you.
Make an appointment today! We'll give you a reason to smile!
YOUR CHILD'S FIRST DENTAL APPOINTMENTThe American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child see a dentist by his/her first birthday. Though this may sound early, learning proper pediatric oral hygiene techniques, checking for cavities, and watching for developmental problems is extremely important. There are a number of forms of tooth decay that can affect babies and small children. Early Childhood Caries (tooth decay) can develop rapidly, progressing from the hard, outer enamel layer of a tooth into the softer, inner dentin in six months or less.
Most of all, it's important for your child to have a positive experience at the dental office as he/she will be a regular visitor for years to come.
PEDIATRIC DENTAL TREATMENTSThere are a variety of dental treatments offered to prevent tooth decay in children, or to save or repair teeth when necessary. They include:
Topical Fluoride Fluoride incorporates into the enamel of teeth, making it harder and more resistant to decay. Although there is a small amount of fluoride in toothpastes and in some drinking water supplies, a higher concentration can be applied professionally to your child's teeth for maximum protection.
Dental Sealants A plastic coating can be applied at the dental office to prevent cavities by sealing the little grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth known as pits and fissures. These little crevices become the perfect environments for decay-causing bacteria. Immature tooth enamel is more permeable and therefore less resistant to tooth decay. Dental sealants are easy to apply and provide years of protection.
Root Canal Treatment Perhaps you have had a root canal treatment yourself, to save an injured or severely decayed tooth. Well, sometimes children need root canals, too. As mentioned above, baby teeth are important guides to the permanent teeth that are already forming beneath your child's gums. Therefore, saving them from premature loss can help prevent a malocclusion (mal bad; occlusion bite) that requires orthodontic treatment.
Bonding Chips and minor fractures to front teeth common childhood occurrences can be repaired with tooth-colored bonding materials. These lifelike resins made of plastic and glass can be used on baby teeth as well as permanent teeth and last until the youngster has completed facial growth.