Children’s Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is a dental speciality focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health problems in children. Pediatric dentists have specific training that qualifies them to provide care for children’s teeth and gums as they change throughout childhood. Pediatric dentists provide comprehensive care, from preventative treatment like cleanings and sealants to treatment for…

Exam, X-Ray, & Teeth Cleaning

Dental Cleaning & Consultation Preventative care is a foundation of dentistry. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist regularly – usually about twice yearly – for full cleanings, examinations, and consultations for potential treatment. Professional dental cleanings help remove built-up plaque that is not removable using conventional brushing and flossing. Often, dentists are also…

Early Orthodontic Evaluations

An Early Orthodontic Evaluation can Reduce Treatment Later While most orthodontic treatment doesn’t commence until a child is older or entering adolescence, it is still a good idea for children as young as 7 to undergo an orthodontic evaluation. An early orthodontic evaluation may reveal emerging problems with the child’s bite and jaw development, and…

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that has been shown to help strengthen teeth in children and also prevent decay in people of all ages. Topical fluoride, in particular is helpful for promoting oral health. The American Dental Association has publicly endorsed the use of fluoride for the prevention of dental caries, as has the…

Oral Hygiene & Diet Instructions

Your body works hard to convert the foods you eat into energy. You may not think twice about what you are eating – especially when it comes to grabbing an afternoon snack or sipping on a vanilla latte on your commute. But the food you put in your mouth affects more than just your waistline….

Sealants

Dental sealants are clear coatings applied to the surfaces of a child’s molars to prevent the development of tooth decay. They work by preventing food and plaque from resting in the grooves and crevices of molars – an area especially susceptible to cavities. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, nearly 1 in 3 U.S….

Fillings

More than half of children over age six have some degree of tooth decay. When cavities are left untreated, they can lead to pain, infection and even tooth loss. Fortunately, pediatric dentists can fill cavities to prevent them from worsening or causing complications. Modern dentistry has made it possible to fill cavities discreetly using tooth-colored fillings, also…

Space Maintainers

Why Your Child May Need a Space Maintainer A space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-made by a dentist in acrylic or metal material. It can be either removable or cemented in a child’s mouth. Children may need space maintainers if they lose a tooth early or have a baby (primary) tooth extracted due…

Pulpotomy (Root Canals on Baby Teeth)

Pulpal therapy is a pediatric dental treatment used to treat and preserve a child’s natural tooth that has been affected by an injury or tooth decay. The pulp is soft tissue located inside the teeth. When a tooth becomes damaged or decayed, the pulp may be exposed to bacteria, causing infection and pain. Rather than…

Stainless Steel Crowns

Stainless Steel Crowns Stainless steel crowns are the favored choice for most dentists when treating children. These metallic silver crowns are incredibly durable and are the ideal choice for molars. This is the case because these teeth endure the most pressure when eating or if your child clenches or grinds his or her teeth. They…