We are a family practice and we love seeing kids. We see kids older than 12 years old. Kija, our office manager, Geena our assistant and I are mothers with young children and we understand how important it is for children to have a positive experience at the dentist. In addition, Natalie our dental assistant and Jamie our Hygienist are young ladies with great empathy to kids. When you and your child come for your first visit and examination, we will cover good hygiene practices that you can do as a parent to help improve your child’s overall dental health. A good diet is necessary for oral health, and it is important to start emphasizing the influence of a proper diet early on in your child's life. We’ll teach you how to brush and floss your child's teeth. You can watch a video where I am brushing my daughter's teeth.
We do our best to give kids the best experience in our practice!
It is our goal to help your child avoid preventable cavities. Your child’s primary teeth are very important in the preparation and establishment of their permanent teeth. It is vital that your child’s primary teeth are left in until they are naturally lost. Primary teeth serve three main roles: They support the permanent teeth by saving space, they help your children chew their food properly, and they aid in the progress of speech development.
At the age of 12 it is very important to guide preteens to stablish a good routine to keep their permanent teeth healthy. At our office we do our best to educate our patients and guide them on good oral hygiene habits.
We have a small area for kids in our office with a table,toys, pencils, colors, books,coloring books and coloring paper to facilitate their transition to the dental chair. Younger siblings are welcome to play in that area while waiting.
If you child does need dental work done, we will use only the cleanest materials.
Laser has been a great addition to our practice to make the experience smoother for all of our patients in general. We are a mercury and fluoride free office and use BPA free sealants and composites. We use only materials recommended by the IAOMT, the professional organization which monitors holistic dentistry. We also can incorporate ozone into treatments. I had four families with very young children come to us last year who had a child that had intensive decay. It was recommended to put them under general anesthesia to perform their dental treatment. Instead, we used ozone trays, advised parents on habit adjustments, and gave nutritional counseling in order to buy some time. We then began filling the child's teeth individually as they matured. Those kids have responded very well to the treatment.
Services offered for kids in our office:
Cleanings with ozone
BPA free sealants and composite fillings
Appliances such as space maintainer
Evaluation of the space available for the permanent teeth
Remineralization with alternatives to fluoride
In addition, if your child has any chemical sensitivities we can do materials testing reactivity.