Our Services

What We Do:

  • Professional Cleanings
  • Digital X-rays
  • Dental Examinations
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Tooth-colored or silver crowns
  • Nerve Treatments
  • Extractions (including neonatal teeth)
  • Space Maintenance
  • Habit Appliance Therapy
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Laughing Gas)

Home Dental Care Tips:

  • Begin cleaning your child’s mouth with a soft, wet cloth after feedings even before teeth come into the mouth.
  • Once teeth arrive into the mouth, begin using a finger brush to clean your child’s teeth after each feeding, especially at night time. Using fluoride-free toothpaste is acceptable.
  • Try to wean your child from nighttime feedings on any liquids containing sugar (i.e. milk, juice, etc) as soon as possible after the arrival of teeth to help prevent baby-bottle decay.
  • Once your child is weaned from nighttime feedings, begin brushing his or her teeth in the morning and at night before bed, even if he or she resists. Your child’s pediatric dentist will advise when to begin the use of fluoride toothpaste.
  • Begin flossing your child’s teeth once daily wherever you see them touching. Using a floss pick (floss attached to a handle) will make this easier.
  • Help your child brush and floss his teeth until they have the proper dexterity to do it alone. This is usually around age 8.
  • Brush your child’s tongue after brushing his teeth.
  • If halitosis is a problem, talk to your child’s pediatric dentist about helpful tools to improve the smell.
  • Limit your child’s intake of sticky, chewy sugary foods as they stick to the teeth and are harder to remove. These types of sugary foods make teeth more susceptible to cavities.
  • Limit acidic foods (i.e. lemons) and drinks (i.e. sodas, esp. dark colas), as the acids can break down enamel (the hard, outer layer of tooth structure) over time.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When Should My Child See a Dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children begin getting dental exams by the Pediatric Dentist when the first two teeth come in or by the first birthday. As soon as teeth erupt, they become susceptible to cavities. Consequently, the sooner children begin receiving dental check-ups, the more likely they are to remain decay-free throughout childhood.

Why pediatric dentistry?

Establishing a “dental home” for your child early, along with regular dental check-ups, can help prevent tooth decay for the rest of his life. Pediatric dentists are trained an additional two to three years after dental school specifically to treat children, including those with special needs. Visit aapd.org for more guidelines about oral healthcare for your child.

Are baby teeth really that important to my child?

Primary, or "baby," teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.

How can I prepare my child for professional dental care?

The best way to prepare your child for dental visits is to begin brushing your child’s teeth (or towel cleaning the gums) daily. This routine will teach the child the importance of keeping a clean mouth. Next, despite your own fears or possible negative experiences, be as positive about dental health care as possible when speaking to your child about dental visits. Rest assured, the Pediatric Dentist and staff will make sure the right words are used and appropriate time taken to help your child have the best experience each possible visit.