Preventive care provided by our dentists and hygienists, is designed to protect you and your family against more painful, time-consuming and costly dental appointments. Most patients should have a dental checkup and get their teeth professionally cleaned every six months. Patients who have periodontal disease may need more frequent cleanings to keep the disease under control.
Preventive Treatment Includes:
Digital Dental X-rays - a helpful diagnostic tool to detect potential problems unseen by the naked eye.
Teeth cleaning/flossing - plaque/tartar removal, followed by polishing.
Fluoride treatment - helps prevent decay and can repair teeth in the early, microscopic stages of disease.
Dental sealants - a plastic coating applied to the biting surfaces of the molars to guard against decay.
Counseling - we address diet, bottle and sippy cup use and hygiene with parents.
Preventive treatments usually begin when children are old enough to sit in a chair for cleaning, typically at age 3.
Custom Athletic Mouth Guards
We fabricate custom made athletic mouth guards for our patients. A custom fitted mouth guard will allow the child to breath and speak easier, thus enabling them to wear it more to prevent injury and concussion.
We are here to help in the event that you have a dental problem that must be addressed. We offer the following restorative treatments at our office.
For our pediatric patients, restorative dentistry plays an important role in managing tooth decay and identifying a child’s risk for decay progression.
Pediatric restorative dental care includes the following:
Fillings - a helpful diagnostic tool to detect potential problems unseen by the naked eye.
Crowns - Teeth that are too damaged to repair with fillings can be restored with crowns. This often is important even for baby teeth, because the baby teeth serve as space holders for permanent teeth until they are ready to erupt. They mimic the shape and size of the tooth they are repairing so your child can maintain chewing function.