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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health problems in children. Pediatric dentists have specialized 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, fluoride varnish treatment and sealants…

Infant Oral Care

A lifetime of good oral health begins during infancy, even before the first teeth emerge. Parents who are well-educated in children’s dental health can more adequately ensure that a child’s oral care needs are met. From an early age, pediatric dentists serve as partners in oral health and prevention, answering questions and providing helpful information about teething and at-home…

My Child’s First Dental Visit

Children should have a dental home – preferably with a pediatric dentist who specializes in the oral health of children and adolescents. Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimate to the dental environment and become comfortable with his or her oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to put…

Cavity Prevention

Most cavities are caused by a lack of brushing and a diet that is high in sugary foods.  Many cavities can be prevented by an improvement of both diet and dental hygiene. Your Pediatric Dentist can also help prevent decay by using dental sealants and fluoride varnish treatments. Sealants Dental sealants are clear coatings applied…

Emergency Dental care

Dental emergencies occur often in young patients. Though some can require urgent treatment, it is important to remain calm while determining the course of action. Dental emergencies are any trauma or condition that requires immediate attention. Examples include: Toothache Fractured or broken tooth Knocked-out tooth Tooth displacement Injured jaw bone, cheek, lip or tongue Did you know……

Pulpal Therapy and Crowns for Children

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…

Tooth-Colored Fillings for Children

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…

Types of Sedation for Children

Sedation helps ensure that pediatric dental visits offer young patients a comfortable experience and effective results. Often, children are intimidated by dental visits or otherwise unable to sit still during treatments for extended periods of time. Sedation helps minimize anxiety and relax children during dental visits – all under the safe supervision of a pediatric…

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