Pediatric Dentistry

Receiving high-quality dental treatment is just as important for children as it is for adults. We take great pride in helping our younger patients achieve excellent oral health and pediatric dental services in the community.

Pediatric Dentistry

Maintaining positive dental health and a great-looking smile is a process that starts early in life. Young people need to take precautions just as older people do to prevent and serious conditions.

We know just how tough it can be to get your kids started creating positive dental habits early and that’s what we’re here to help with. It can be quite the experience for children to visit the dentist, but we happily provide movies for them to watch, iPads to play with, and much more. At the end of the day, our goal is to help your kids get used to making a trip to the dentist.

Children and teens who make regular dental visits during their younger years are much more likely to maintain strong and healthy teeth throughout their life. We ensure every child feels relaxed and comfortable and excited for their next visit.

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  • What does pediatric dentistry include?

    Pediatric dentistry includes using sealants to help prevent cavities and tooth decay on a child’s back molars. This is a proven preventive treatment that works by applying a think acrylic coating over the teeth and allowing it to harden, which keeps out unwanted bacteria and plague that could otherwise harm the teeth.

    Additionally, using fluoride applications to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel is extremely helpful in preventing decay. This involves applying fluoride directly to the teeth—it will bond the enamel and help keep teeth strong and healthy, it could even reverse decay.

     

  • What is a pediatric dentist?

    Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood. Pediatric dentists complete at least four years of dental school and two additional years of residency training in dentistry for infants, children teens and children with special needs.

     

  • What are the common issues of dental health in children?

    Many of a kid’s dental problems are the same ones affecting adults, but as children’s teeth are still developing, untreated dental conditions can cause poor and misaligned tooth development, leading to a more serious problem as a child grows up.

    Some of the most common issues with children are:

    • Tooth decay
    • Bad breath
    • Sensitive teeth
    • Thumb-sucking
    • Gum disease
    • Teeth grinding
    • Canker Sores
    • Baby teeth-loss
    • Over-retained primary teeth
    • Dental Anxiety