Welcome to Dentistry for Children!

We specialize in the pediatric dental treatment of children from birth through the teens, and focus on creating healthy, beautiful smiles. Make an appointment and ensure that your child is getting the highest quality of pediatric dental care available!

  • How safe are dental x-rays?

There is very little risk in dental x-rays. In order to provide your child with the best possible care, we use low radiation, digital x-rays as a diagnostic tool. Dental x-rays are vital for identifying cavities and erupting teeth as well as for diagnosing the effects of trauma and planning orthodontic treatment. In order to reduce exposure, we use minimum radiation dosages, protective lead aprons and the most modern equipment available. The risk of undiagnosed and untreated dental problems is far greater than the risk posed by dental x-rays.

  • What if my child Chips or Breaks a Tooth?

A chipped or broken tooth requires an immediate trip to the dentist office, even if the tooth is not a permanent one! Once a tooth has been chipped or broken, bacteria can enter the pulp or nerve of the tooth and cause an infection. It will be important for the dentist to evaluate the trauma and seal the enamel to keep the bacteria out. If you can locate the piece of broken tooth, put it in a glass of milk and bring it with you to visit the dentist. In some cases the broken piece of tooth can be reattached in the office.

  • Are baby teeth really important?

Baby teeth, or primary teeth, serve an important role in the development of your child’s overall dental health by providing space and guidance for the permanent teeth as they begin to come in. They also help maintain good nutrition by permitting proper chewing of food and digestion and allow for proper growth of jawbones and muscles to facilitate speech development. Left untreated, decay in primary teeth can lead to problems in the developing permanent teeth. Additionally, the premature loss of primary teeth may require a mouth appliance to maintain/reserve the space where a permanent tooth will eventually erupt.

  • Pits & Fissures

It is the most common dental problem found in children. Chewing teeth have grooves on the surface like mountain and valleys. These grooves are the hiding and dwelling places for oral bacteria’s causing decay since bristles of a brush do not reach to clean that area.Hence these areas start developing pits and fissures gradually leading to caries.

To prevent this “dental sealants” are applied on the surface of the tooth which covers the grooves and protects it form acid attacks and plaque.

There are various reasons for tooth decay in children. The most important being poor brushing habits followed by poor dietary habits and lastly infrequent dental visits.