Maintaining Your Child's Dental Health is Very Important


Good oral health is an important part of total health. When helping children, we often work with pediatricians, other physicians and dental specialists. All young people are served best through this team approach. We, the pediatric dentists are an important part of your child's health team.

Infants and children should get an early start in regular care which is an important step on the road to teaching your child healthy lifetime habits.

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-conscious. Teens also eat frequently and unhealthy snack food tend to become a major part of their regular diet. When necessary, we will provide information on sealants, wisdom teeth, missing teeth and tobacco use.

Young people with special needs are an integral part of our concerns with medical and dental health. People with significant medical, physical or mental disabilities often present challenges to dentists. Our training allows us to address their special needs and provide the best care possible.

Dental Health and Pregnancy

It's important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease which, in turn,can affect the health of you developing baby.

Importance of Primary Teeth (Baby 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. A healthy smile can help children feel good about the way they look to others.