Dentistry for Children

We LOVE kids at our dental practice! And kids love us too! Our younger patients and their parents especially like that we can offer fillings without anesthesia using our laser technology.  We want you and your smile to grow with us. Whether it’s a pediatric cleaning/ exam, a filling, or your children’s braces, we are here to provide a positive experience. Pleasant visits to the dental office establishes trust and confidence in your child that will last a lifetime. Our goal is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and teach them how to care for their teeth. Oral health is an important element to your total health.

HEALTHY HABITS

  • Brush twice a day and after snacks
  • Brush for at LEAST 2 minutes
  • Don’t forget to floss
  • Avoid eating a lot of candy and sweets
  • Change you toothbrush every 3 months
  • Get regular checkups and cleaning with fluoride treatments – 2x per year
  • Your SMILE is meant to last a lifetime

 

 

Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatments

Sealants are a resin material  applied to the chewing surface of permanent  molars that provide a physical barrier to  bacterial invasion of pits and grooves. Sealants are effective because  90% of decay in school-aged  children occur in the pits and grooves of  molars, the place a sealant seals and protects. The first permanent molars erupt at age 6 and the second permanent molars around age 12. Using sealants are cost-effective; one sealant costs less than half the  cost of a single filling. Sealants need to be used in addition to fluoride because fluoride primarily  benefits the smooth surfaces of teeth,  whereas sealants protect the grooved  surfaces.