Primary Teeth (Baby Teeth)

The Importance of Primary Teeth

It is very important that primary teeth are kept in place until they are lost naturally. These teeth serve a number of critical functions. Primary teeth…
Maintain good nutrition by permitting your child to chew properly
Are involved in speech development
Help the permanent teeth by saving space for them — and a healthy smile can help children feel good about the way they look to others

Infants and Children

Getting an early start in regular dental care is an important step on the road to teaching your child healthy lifetime habits. We want to share with you the latest available methods for keeping your child healthy and safe.

The first dental visit should occur shortly after the first tooth erupts and no later than the child’s first birthday. Beginning tooth and mouth examinations early may lead to detection of early stages of tooth decay that can be easily treated. At the first visit we will present…
A program of preventative home care including brushing, flossing, diet, and the importance of fluorides
Information about Early Childhood Caries, which may be due to inappropriate nursing habits or inappropriate use of sippy cups
A Caries risk assessment
The latest facts about finger, thumb, and pacifier habits
What you need to know about preventing injuries to the mouth and teeth
Information on growth and development

Adolescents

Adolescents have special needs. Appearance and self-image are very important to them. Decayed or poorly positioned teeth or jaws might make them more self-concious. Teens also eat frequently, and unhealthy snack foods tend to become a major part of their regular diet.

We provide a professional, sensitive, and caring approach to restoring and guiding teeth, and teaching preventative dental health care through the teen’s high school years. When necessary, we will provide information on sealants, oral piercing, wisdom teeth, missing teeth, and tobacco use.

Young People with Special Needs

An integral part of our education is concerned with the medical and dental health of the special patient. Individuals with significant medical, physical, and/or mental disabilities often present unique challenges to dentists.

Our training allows us to address special needs and provide the best care possible.