Dental Library

General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness, movement and discomfort during dental treatment. A physician or dentist with specialized training can use various medications to provide general anesthesia for patients receiving dental care…. Read More

Why do children suck on fingers, pacifiers, or other objects?
This type of sucking is completely normal for babies and young children. It provides security. For young babies, it is a way to make contact with and learn about the world. In fact, babies begin to suck … Read More

Space maintainers are appliances made of metal or plastic that are custom fit to your child’s mouth. They are small and unobtrusive in appearance. Most children early adjust to them after the first few days.
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How often should a child have dental X-ray films?
Since every child is unique, the need for dental X-ray films vary from child to child. Films are taken only after reviewing your child’s medical and dental histories and performing a clinical examination, and only when they are … Read More

Sedation is a technique to guide a child’s behavior during dental treatment. Medications are used to help increase cooperation and to reduce anxiety or discomfort associated with dental procedures. Sedative medications cause most children to become relaxed and drowsy. Unlike general anesthesia, sedation is not intended … Read More

Fluoride is a compound that contains fluorine, a natural element. Using small amounts of Fluoride on a routine basis can help prevent tooth decay. In areas where Fluoride does not occur naturally, it may be added to community water supplies. Research shows that community water fluoridation … Read More

When should my child first see a dentist?
“First visit by first birthday” sums it up. Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. This visit will establish a dental home for your child. … Read More

Preventive dentistry refers to Brushing, Dental Development, Flossing, Flouride, Oral Habits, Orthodontics, Parent Involvement, Proper Diet, Sealants, Sports Safety. Your pediatric dentist practices preventive dentistry.
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When your child needs urgent dental treatment, your pediatric dentist stands ready to help. Please keep the emergency number available and convenient.
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Most children are calm, comfortable and confident in a pediatric dental office. The office is designed for young people, and pediatric dentists have additional training in caring for infants, children, and adolescents. Staff members choose to work in a pediatric dental office because they like children … Read More

A healthy diet is a balanced diet that naturally supplies all the nutrients your child needs to grow. A balanced diet is one that includes the following major food groups.
Fruits Vegetables Grains Meat & Beans Milk… Read More

Sealants protect the grooved and pitted surfaces of the teeth, especially the chewing surfaces of back teeth where most cavities in children are found. Made of clear or shaded plastic, sealants are applied to the teeth to keep them cavity-free…. Read More

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…. Read More

An integral part of our education is concerned with the medical and dental health of the special patient. People with significant medical, physical, or mental disabilities often present challenges to dentisrs. Our training allows us to address their special needs and provide the best care possible…. Read More

Content provided from the AAPD, a not-for-profit membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The AAPD’s 7,500 members are primary oral health care providers who offer comprehensive specialty treatment for millions of infants, children, adolescents, and individuals with … Read More

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 tend to eat frequently, and unhealthy snack foods tend to become a major part of their regular diet. … Read More

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 … Read More

Four things are necessary for cavities to form:
1) a tooth;
2) bacteria;
3) sugars or other carbohydrates;
4) time.
We can share with you how to make teeth strong, keep bacteria from organizing into harmful colonies, develop healthy eating habits, and understand the role time … Read More

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of young people. After completing a four-year dental school curriculum, two to three additional years of rigorous training are required to become a pediatric dentist. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience … Read More