To encourage and reward healthy dental habits at home, download and print out our brushing chart below.
Tooth decay, also known as a cavity, is a hole in the tooth caused by acid breakdown of the tooth structure. This breakdown occurs primarily from plaque, the combination of the food we eat and bacteria that sticks to the teeth. Plaque often makes the teeth look yellow or fuzzy, but can be easily removed by brushing and
flossing twice a day. The bacteria in plaque consume refined carbohydrates (fruit snacks, juice, cereal, crackers, fruit/veggie pouches, etc.) and produce acid that slowly etches away at the surface of the tooth until a hole/cavity is created. Follow the link below to learn more about preventing cavities and maintaining proper oral hygiene.
Preparing for Operative Appointments
Your child’s mental well being is just as important to us as their oral health. Our goal is to provide dental care in a kind, compassionate manner suited to their ability to tolerate treatment and cooperate in the clinic. Visit the link below to learn more about how we prepare for Operative Appointments.
General Anesthesia Appointments
Pediatric dentists are specialty trained to take children to a surgical center to be treated under general anesthesia. These services are reserved for children unable to accomplish treatment in the traditional clinical setting due to age, extensive decay/treatment needs, acute situational anxiety, prohibitive behavior/inability to cooperate with no expectation that the behavior will improve soon.
TMD/TMJ Self Care
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder/Dysfunction (TMD) is a broad term for problems with the jaw joint (TMJ). TMD often presents with clicking, popping, locking and/or pain in the jaw joint. Visit the link below to discover options for pain management.
This website encourages children to brush for two minutes, two times a day. The site can assist parents in finding fun, new ways to make oral health care fun! Visit the website to find apps, texting challenges and an extensive collection of 2-minute videos that kids can watch while brushing their teeth.
This website is presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a resource to parents. The site provides fun activities for kids as well as tips and articles for parents to learn more.