Advanced Services Offered

Pediatric - Child Treatment

     

SERVICES
Root canal treatment for primary (Milk) teeth & early permanent teeth
Composite fillings
Fluoride application (Prophylaxis)
Extraction

Information on Baby Child & Child Care:

Proper dental care begins before a baby's first tooth appears. Just because you can't see the teeth doesn't mean they aren't there. Teeth actually begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy. At birth, your baby has 20 primary teeth, some of which are fully developed in the jaw.

Running a damp washcloth over a baby's gums daily will help clear away harmful bacteria. Parents can brush kids' teeth as they come in with an infant toothbrush, using just water until about age 2.

Parents should help young kids set specific times for drinking each day because sucking on a bottle throughout the day can be equally damaging to young teeth.

Even babies can develop tooth decay if good feeding habits aren't practiced. Putting a baby to sleep with a bottle might be convenient, but can harm the baby's teeth. When the sugars from juice or milk remain on a baby's teeth for hours, they can eat away at the enamel, creating a condition known as bottle mouth. Severe cases result in cavities and the need to pull all of the front teeth until the permanent ones grow in.

Around age 2, most kids can spit while brushing. Use a very small amount of toothpaste, with supervision, until around age 5.

Pediatric Dentistry:

Consider taking your child to a dentist who specializes in treating kids. Pediatric dentists are trained to handle the wide range of issues associated with kids' dental health. They also know when to refer you to a different type of specialist, such as an orthodontist to correct an overbite or an oral surgeon for jaw realignment.

A pediatric dentist's primary goals are prevention (heading off potential problems before they occur) and maintenance (using routine checkups and proper daily care to keep teeth and gums healthy).