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Pediatric Dentistry

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Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry that treats children from infancy through adolescence.  We specialize  in caring for the specific needs of a developing children’s teeth, gums, and mouth.

Additionally, we recognize the importance of establishing trust and confidence in children, which is why child psychology is a training requirement for all of our dental professionals choosing to work in the pediatric discipline. We understand the various communication styles that are most effective when dealing with children. This is particularly significant when teaching preventative dental habits and making their visits to our office enjoyable.

Pediatric dentists focus on primary teeth (baby teeth) while assessing healthy development throughout the process of natural fallout and the growing of new and permanent teeth. The progression of growing new teeth can have numerous effects on the overall health of a child. For example, chewing food properly maintains good nutrition. Their new teeth can effect speech development and also maintain the space where permanent teeth find residence.

It is our desire to work closely with parents and guardians to ensure their child’s oral health from birth into adolescence while assessing the best preventative dental care needed along the way, whether it is simple routine cleanings or braces to correct unhealthy crowding or overbites.  Education and prevention is the secret to oral health and we are here to help.