Pediatric Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry – Give Your Kids the Gift of Healthy Teeth

You may not think of childhood tooth decay as a disease, until you recognize its consequences. Unchecked pediatric dental disease can:

  • Cause problems with eating, speaking and learning
  • Negatively impact growth, function and self-esteem
  • Inhibit children’s cognitive and social development
  • Affect the overall quality of a child’s life

What Does a Children’s Dentist Offer?

  • Oral health exams, which includes cavity risk assessments in mother and child
  • Preventive dental care, which includes cleaning, nutrition and diet recommendations, and may include fluoride treatments.
  • Habit counseling (about pacifier use, for example)
  • Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite (orthodontics)
  • Repair of tooth cavities or defects
  • Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder
  • Management of gum diseases and conditions
  • Care for dental injuries like fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth