As a family dental clinic we also focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral health problems in children. We are trained to provide care for children’s teeth and gums as they change throughout childhood. We provide comprehensive care, from preventative treatment like cleanings and sealants to treatment for oral disease and injuries. We will also counsel parents and guardians about their child’s nutritional and hygienic habits.
Did you know…
that early childhood caries is the most common chronic disease in American children? It is far more prevalent than other common childhood illnesses, such as asthma. Furthermore, tooth decay and gum disease that begin early in life is likely to progress over time, potentially leading to a lifetime of oral complications.
Frequently Asked Questions
What ages of children do we treat?
We treat children of all ages. Our recommendation is the same as The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, which recommends that young patients begin visiting the dentist around 1 year of age or their first tooth. Children should continue to visit the dentist periodically throughout childhood to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. In planning this clinic- we specifically planned for children- with “happy gas” (nitrous oxide), Treatment room TVs to help the children hold still and focus on a good movie, and a kids playroom- we want them to enjoy coming to see us on a regular basis.
As you bring your child in for a dental appointment- please be upbeat, positive, and happy and encourage your children to have fun. We are going to “count their teeth” and clean “sugar bugs” off their teeth. You know your child best, but for the majority of children we try to avoid using words like ‘shot,’ ‘hurt,’ or ‘pain.’
You can let them know that you also go to the dentist and we are nice :). We will introduce them to our equipment and instruments with our own vocabulary to try to help the child stay calm and enjoy his/her experience.
How can I make a dental appointment for my kids?
Our staff is happy to assist you through the process of making a first appointment for your child. Simply call our office to speak with one of our helpful staff members and schedule your child’s visit. We aim to make your child’s experience as comfortable and fun as possible.