Exams & Cleanings
Your child’s visit will include a careful examination of the teeth, gums and other soft tissues of the mouth. We will then thoroughly clean the teeth. For more information, visit our Exams & Cleaning page.
Home Care Instructions & Diet Counseling
During the appointment, your child’s hygienist will demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques for your child’s home care routine. The hygienist will also talk to your child about the problems caused by sugary foods, including soda and candy.
Children receive a protective fluoride treatment at every checkup and cleaning. The fluoride helps protect the teeth against any decay longer than any over-the-counter toothpaste or oral rinse can. For more information, visit our Fluoride Treatment page.
Protective Dental Sealants
When your child’s molars come in, we recommend protecting them with dental sealants. Sealants provide a clear, strong barrier to protect children’s teeth from decay and prevent cavities. The sealant is “painted” on the molars, and then dried by special light. Sealants last for several years and provide unequalled cavity protection.
The best protection for your child’s smile and health is a mouth guard. With its secure protection provided by a custom fit, a mouth guard created in the dentist’s office can better protect the teeth against damage, as well as prevent concussions, fractures and other major injuries than a typical “boil-to-fit” mouth guard found at sporting goods stores. For more information, visit our Sports Mouthguard page.
If your child gets a cavity, we will gently restore it with a composite tooth-colored filling that looks like natural tooth structure. To help keep children relaxed and unafraid, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas). For more information, visit our Tooth-Colored Fillings page.
As part of your child’s regular dental care, we will monitor how the teeth are coming in, note any alignment or palate problems, and recommend treatment if appropriate. Sometime the early intervention can eliminate the need for orthodontics later on! For more information, visit our Orthodontics page.
Always feel comfortable at every visit as they bring me up to speed on any dental issues and give advice on what I should continue doing or be doing better. I always feel that I am in good hands. keep up the great work.
— Chuck R.