EDUCATION

Pediatric Dentist

Is Fruit Juice Harmful to Your Teeth?

Fruit juice is often touted as a means of benefiting from concentrated amounts of all the nutrients available in fruit, such as vitamin C and antioxidants. Drinking fruit juice can help to lower the chances of heart disease, cancer and even Alzheimer’s disease. In some cases, such as with cranberries, the juice is more palatable […]

Nitrous Oxide

What is nitrous oxide? Nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) is a very safe and effective form of sedation. It is a compressed gas delivered with oxygen to the lungs through a nasal hood placed over the nose, aka. “happy air nose.” The effects are seen rapidly upon natural breathing and dissipate quickly upon […]

Sealants

What are sealants? A sealant is a white flowable material painted into the deep grooves of the chewing surfaces of the molars. Sealants are used to prevent food, plaque and bacteria from seeping into the deep grooves in the teeth, helping to prevent cavities from forming. What is the process of placing sealants? The treatment […]

SHARK TEETH

DO YOUR KIDS HAVE SHARK TEETH? Shark teeth are completely normal and does not mean your child is morphing into a tiger shark. Children typically start losing teeth between the ages of 5 and 7. This process begins when permanent teeth start to erupt and reabsorb the primary(baby) tooth, causing the baby tooth to become […]

Radiographs (X-Rays)

How often does my child need x-rays? The need for radiographic examination is individualized to each child.  We will assess their specific risk for dental decay and evaluate their medical and dental history. X-ray films allow us to examine the teeth and jaws much more than a visual exam alone. Generally speaking, children require dental […]

Fluoride

How does fluoride prevent cavities? Fluoride strengthens the enamel, the outer layer of the tooth, which is most susceptible to decay. It also inhibits the growth of cavity-causing bacteria. Is fluoride safe? Fluoride has been scientifically proven to be safe and effective in preventing and reducing cavities. Its use and application should be monitored by […]

Tips for Enhancing your Childs Dental Experience

We need to schedule one or more visits to restore your child’s teeth as described in the treatment plan you have been given. To ensure a positive experience, please refer to these guidelines: •  We prefer to schedule younger or apprehensive children early in the morning when they are fresh and alert. We require a […]

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