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Many children fear going to the dentist, but this is no reason to avoid regular check-ups!  Early dental health and detection is vital to your child’s health and well-being.  We offer pediatric dentistry for children of all ages, ranging from infant to teenagers.  If you’re unsure when to schedule your child’s first appointment, we follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s recommendation for parents to arrange their child’s their first dental visit between 12 and 18months of age. 

 

We cater to our young patients by providing gentle dental care in a fun and relaxing environment.  Our waiting area is child-friendly and each child is treated professionally in a gentle and caring manner.  Maintaining disease-free teeth and gums for life is a major goal of our practice. To help prevent tooth decay, we make sure our patients receive optimum fluoride exposure and we apply pit and fissure sealants when appropriate. Young patients quickly discover visiting the dentist can be fun - and mom and dad can relax knowing their child’s gums and teeth are healthy and being treated by expert hands.   

 

Allison, Avery, and Alexa demonstrate what your smile will look like if you don't brush!

We also offer the following services to our young patients:

SEALANTS
This is used to fill in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing. In some cases, the tooth structure has fine grooves or pits which accumulate plaque, not because the person doesn't brush, but because they're too narrow to allow even one bristle into them. These will develop cavities over time, and you don't want that. So the dentist will brush on a coating that seals the grooves and pits, making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep your teeth healthy.

TOOTHPRINTS®

Toothprints is a patented, arch-shaped thermoplastic dental impression wafer. When your child bites into the softened Toothprint wafer, it records individual tooth characteristics, tooth position within the arch and the upper to lower jaw relationship plus collects DNA in saliva- all important information for identification. Toothprints was developed by a pediatric dentist who began using dental bite impressions as a way of safeguarding his own child, and other young patients.

Like fingerprints, dental imprints are unique to every person, so bite impressions serve an accurate method of identification--not even identical twins have the same bite characteristics. A Toothprints® impression also captures saliva, which is a powerful source of human scent, thus making the wafer effective for scent-dog tracking.

The saliva also provides a DNA sample.

Recommended Toothprints Update Schedule

  • Initial impression: Age 3 (or after all primary teeth
    have erupted)

  • Update: Age 7 or 8 (or after the upper and lower incisors
    and the first permanent molars have erupted)

  • Update: Age 12 or 13 (or after all permanent teeth,
    excluding 3rd molars, have erupted).

 

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

949-495-4600