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Preventive & Restorative

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…

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…

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