Pediatric check-ups should begin at age one. Tooth decay can build-up early and it is important to discuss a program of preventative home care which includes brushing, flossing, diet control and use of fluoride. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, pull, drill or hurt. Pediatric dental offices make a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
At age 3, children should begin a schedule of regular cleanings. This is important to ensure that the primary teeth are in a healthy condition and allows the dentist to detect any potential gum problems.
Pediatric dentists, acting in accordance with guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatric-Dentistry, recommend X rays only when necessary to protect your children’s dental health.They may be needed to diagnose tooth decay, abnormalities or for orthodontic treatment.
Although most people associate gum disease with adults, many children inherit these problems as well. Diet and other factors can play a role in periodontal disease but often treatment is necessary. Pediatric Specialists work delicately to ensure that comfort is as important as proper dental health.
When your child needs urgent dental treatment, our doctors are ready to help. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce extensive dental treatment. Be sure to keep your Pediatric-Dentist’s phone number where it is available for caretakers.
Special Needs Children:
Going to the dentist can be scary for any child, but especially for a child with special needs. Pediatric dentists have two or more years of advanced training beyond dental school that include behavior management and sedation techniques. Pediatric dentists are able to work with parents on the limits and risks of various techniques, and have offices that are designed to cater to all special needs children. Talk to you Pediatric-Dentist about a specialized program of preventative care and treatment that is geared toward your child.
In Addition we also provide the following services
Preventive Dental Care
Infant Oral Health Care
Care for Children with Special Needs
White Fillings and Sealants
Fully Computerized Dental Office
Hospital Dentistry and general anesthesia
Orthodontic Care for All Ages