Beautiful smiles begin early

Our primary goal is to help your child learn how to keep their teeth healthy and beautiful for life. Visit our pediatric dentistry office today for a pleasant and rewarding experience for your child!

Why choose a pediatric dentist?

Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating the unique needs of children. A pediatric dentist has completed 2-3 years of specialty training beyond dental school. He or she limits the practice to treating the oral health needs of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs. 

Special Training

Pediatric dentists receive postdoctoral training in child psychology, behavior modification and pharmacology. Pediatric dentists also undergo yearly training and re-certification to stay current with the most recent developments in technology and patient care.

Education for Parent & Child

Pediatric dentists explain preventative care, hygiene and treatments in simple, easy-to-understand terms. 

A Comfortable Environment

It’s very important for your child to feel comfortable in our office. It is our goal to create a safe place with a fun atmosphere for your son or daughter to enjoy. 

Pediatric Dental Services

Child Friendly Environment

With our open office design and stationary dental benches, we provide a space for parents and children to have a great experience together.

Healthy Habits Education

Good oral hygiene is important to keep teeth and gums healthy. It involves habits such as brushing twice a day and having regular dental checkups.

Preventative Care

From brushing to flossing to regular check ups, we want you and your child to know how to care for their teeth without feeling overwhelmed. 

Cleanings & Flouride Treatments

Regular cleanings help detect cavities and flouride treatments help prevent cavitied by protecting the enamel.

Restorative Procedures

Fillings, crowns, extractions and space maintainers are just a few of the restorative procedures we offer to care for your child’s teeth.

Sedation Dentistry

When needed, we have many options to keep your children safe and comfortable during any dental procedures.

Proven techniques to

help your child.

There are several techniques that we use in our practice; these methods are commonly used in pediatric dentistry. You may notice that we will set limits or rules for your children. These rules are to help the child know from the beginning what is expected of them and what they can expect from us.

Following are techniques that we will use to manage a child’s behavior: modeling, communicative management, nonverbal communication, tell-show-do, positive reinforcement, parental absence/presence and distraction. Most children respond very well to these techniques. Some children may still be uncooperative after we have employed these techniques. If this occurs we have other options that allow us to complete the work at hand. These will be explained to the parent or guardian in greater detail should it becomes necessary to use them. These options include: medical immobilization, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia. As always in pediatric dentistry, the safety, comfort and happiness of your child is our highest priority.

Have questions?
We have answers.

When should my child see a dentist for the first time?

A child should see the dentist by age 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth breaking through. All children one year of age and younger receive a free initial exam, which includes extensive parent education on cavity prevention, oral habits, and pacifier use, as well as a diet review.

Just like adults, kids require at-home and professional dental care. In addition to checking for tooth decay and other pediatric dental problems, we will show you the best ways to start each member of your family on a lifetime of good oral health habits.

How often should my child visit the dentist?

Dental check-ups are scheduled every 6 months. Coming in twice per year can help prevent major dental complications and increase confidence for your child, improving their experience with each visit.  

How do I know if my child needs braces?

Screening for orthodontic treatment will begin around the age of 7. We can schedule a consultation with our Orthodontist, Dr. Rask if you have questions or are worried about anything specific.

What happens at my child's dental visit?

From the moment you enter our doors, you will be greeted with a welcoming smile. While many pediatric dentistry providers focus their attention on the parents, our team of professionals will lovingly focus on the needs, concerns, and unique aspects of the patient’s dental appointment, helping them to feel comfortable and welcomed right when they arrive.

Typically dental care exams include a cleaning, removal of plaque and tartar, followed by a full exam of teeth, jaw, bite, gums and oral tissue. Depending on the age of your child, an x-ray or panoramic x-ray will be taken to view cavities. Additional appointments will be scheduled with our staff for any restorative work that needs completed.

What is the benefit OF using a pediatric dentist?

Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating the unique needs of children. A pediatric dentist has completed 2-3 years of specialty training beyond dental school. He or she limits the practice to treating the oral health needs of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs. 

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