For First Visit
Usually, the first appointment consists of an examination, age appropriate x-rays, a cleaning, and fluoride treatment.read more
We encourage you to clean your infant’s gums each night with a wet washcloth or infant finger toothbrush. This stimulates the gum tissue and removes food debris.read more
On average a child will begin to get their first teeth around 6 months of age. Brush your child’s teeth 2 times per day with a soft bristled toothbrush.read more
The area most likely to be missed is behind the back molars and around the gum line. It is important to brush for as close to 2 minutes to allow the fluoride to kill the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.read more
Our mission is to provide quality dental care for infants, children and adolescents in a comfortable, kid friendly environment. We believe that as the mouth is connected to the body, oral health extends beyond the teeth and gums, and is an extension of whole body health. We place an emphasis on nutrition and hygiene education to help every patient establish preventive habits that will keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime!
Parents should take their children to the dentist regularly, beginning with the eruption of the first tooth. Then, the dentist can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach to their children. These home treatments, when added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
Children with special needs can have unique issues when it comes to caring for the health of their teeth, gums, and mouth. This may be due to the symptoms of their health condition, need for medications that contain sugar, diet, trouble with eating, or oral sensitivity. Whether it's a developmental disability, a behavioral issue or a physical limitation, the dental professionals at Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are trained to provide dental care, while accommodating to your child's unique situation.