With a strong emphasis on prevention, we provide high quality, conservative dental care from birth through early adulthood. Dental caries (cavities) is the most common disease of childhood and the most effective weapons against it are prevention and early detection. We provide this service in a friendly and supportive environment so that patients and their parents are comfortable and involved in every stage of treatment. Nitrous oxide sedation is available when necessary.
Services & Procedures
- Dental examinations
- Dental cleanings
- Fluoride treatment
- Athletic Mouthguards
- School examinations
- Composite fillings
- Space maintainers
- Sedation dentistry
- Tooth Whitening
Along with twice daily (or more) brushing and once daily flossing, regular cleanings, appropriate use of topical and systemic fluoride and an appropriate diet work together to keep your teeth and gums happy, healthy and functional. We also recommend placing sealants on permanent teeth with deep pits and fissures once they erupt into the mouth to prevent decay from forming.
Some children are given nitrous oxide/oxygen, or what is commonly called "laughing gas" to relax them for the treatment. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. The blend is given through a small breathing mask placed over the child's nose. The gas allows them to relax, but without putting them to sleep. While inhaling nitrous oxide/oxygen, your child remains fully conscious and keeps all natural reflexes.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as safe and effective for treating children's dental needs. The gas is mild, non-addictive, easily taken, and with normal breathing, quickly eliminated from the body.
Sometimes nitrous oxide isn't enough to ease your child into treatment. For these instances we can organize treatment under general anesthesia where appropriate.
In addition to conventional over the counter whitening treatments, we also offer take-home whitening trays and gel as well as a 1 hour in-office whitening procedure which provide beautiful results in a single sitting!