Pediatric Dentist for Kids
Our board-certified pediatric dentist specializes in treating infants, children and teens. The number one objective of our practice is to help your child maintain a healthy, happy and attractive smile that lasts a lifetime. We pride ourselves in creating good habits for both parents and children to teach you how to prevent dental problems from arising, protect your children’s overall health, maintain an enjoyable dental environment, and develop a positive outlook towards dental care. We want both you and your child to experience an easy, comfortable, enjoyable, and even educational visit to our office.
Our Pediatric Dental Services include:
We offer general dental services to diagnose and treat typical dental issues.
We typically perform dental exams during your child’s initial visit and periodically thereafter. Exams and x-rays which can be crucial to identify inner decay and other hidden abnormalities.
We offer professional cleanings too which remove tartar and other foreign substances that attach themselves to the tooth surface.
We polish teeth to remove plaque and stains that regular brushing can’t penetrate.
A sealant is a a protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) of the back teeth (premolars and molars), where four out of five cavities in children are found. This sealant acts as a barrier to food, plaque and acid, thus protecting the decay-prone areas of the teeth.
The American Dental Association recommends fluoride treatments twice a year for your child’s teeth.
Fillings, crowns, extractions and other standard dental services are provided with the utmost care, in a warm and friendly environment.
Our dentists are on call to handle any dental emergency, including:
- abscess or infection
- swollen mouth or gums
- knocked out permanent or baby tooth
- broken, chipped or fractured tooth
Mouth guards protect not just the teeth, but the lips, cheeks and tongue. They help protect children from such head and neck injuries as concussions and jaw fractures. Increasingly, organized sports are requiring mouth guards to prevent injury to their athletes. Research shows that the most oral injuries occur when athletes are not wearing mouth protection.
Our Pediatric Dentist has special training in treating children and adults with special needs, who may require special consideration when receiving dental treatment, due to physical, medical, developmental or cognitive conditions. We believe in a comprehensive team approach to your child’s dental care, which includes consulting with the child’s treating physician and treating all patients with compassion and understanding.
Patients with special needs include those with autism, Down syndrome (or Down’s syndrome), cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s Disease and countless other conditions or injuries that can make standard dental procedures more difficult.