child_frog_chair_dentist.jpgEarly Dental Care

We are concerned about your child's total health care. Good oral health is an important part of total health. Establishing us as your child's Dental Home provides us the opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that keep a child free from dental/oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases and keep current on the latest advances in dentistry for children.

Preventing Tooth Decay

Four things are necessary for cavities to form:

  1. A tooth
  2. Bacteria
  3. Sugars or other carbohydrates
  4. Time
We can share with you how to make teeth strong, keep bacteria from organizing into harmful colonies, develop healthy eating habits and understand the role that time plays. Remember dental decay is an infection of the tooth. Visiting us early can help avoid unnecessary cavities and dental treatment.

Importance of Baby Teeth

It is very important that primary (baby) teeth are kept in place until they are lost naturally. These teeth serve a number of critical functions. Primary teeth:

  • Maintain good nutrition by permitting your child to chew properly
  • Are involved in speech development
  • Help the permanent teeth by saving space for them
A healthy smile can help children feel good about the way they look to others.

Infants and Children

Getting an early start in regular dental care is an important step on the road to teaching your child healthy lifetime habits. We want to share with you the latest available methods for keeping your child healthy and safe. 

The first dental visit should occur shortly after the first tooth erupts and no later than the child's first birthday. Beginning tooth and mouth examinations early may lead to detection for early stages of tooth decay that can be easily treated.

Adolescents

Adolescents have special needs. Appearance and self-image are very important to them. Decayed or poorly positioned teeth or jaws might make them more self-conscious. Teens also eat frequently and unhealthy snack foods tend to become a major part of their regular diet.

We provide a professional, sensitive and caring approach to restoring and guiding teeth, and teaching preventive dental health care through the teen's high school years. When necessary, we will provide information on sealants, oral piercing, wisdom teeth, missing teeth and tobacco use.