Getting your kids off to a great start with an excellent pediatric dentistry professional is truly one of the best gifts you can ever give them. Learning good oral hygiene self-care will translate into good self-care habits throughout their lives as they grow into happy and healthy adults.
You’re busy, and we understand that. We can help simplify your life by seeing your entire family in the same dental office. When you can make back-to-back check-ups for your entire family, it means fewer appointments to keep track of and less running around that you have to do.
Your children are just going to lose those baby teeth anyway. Is it really that important to keep them healthy?
The truth is that baby teeth serve a number of important functions that affect your child’s oral health as well as his or her overall health and development. Your child’s baby teeth aid in the transition from liquid food to solids, allowing for proper chewing as he or she begins eating a variety of foods. Baby teeth are also very important in speech development. Children with dental problems may learn bad speech habits that may require speech therapy to correct later on.
Your child’s baby teeth also serve as placeholders for the permanent teeth that will start coming in around the time your child starts first grade. If your child loses his or her baby teeth too early because of injury or damage caused by decay, the other teeth may shift slightly to compensate, and when the permanent teeth start coming in, your child will experience problems with crowding as well as twisted or overlapping teeth. These problems may lead to expensive orthodontic treatment in the teenage years.
Our goal is to provide preventive care and treatments to keep your child’s teeth, both baby and permanent, in great shape and free from cavities and other dental problems. We will work with you and your child to teach you good brushing and flossing habits and help guide you in knowing when your child still needs assistance and when he or she is old enough to brush and floss independently.
We will also discuss topics like your child’s diet to see where improvements can be made to add more mineral-rich foods to promote healthy teeth and bone development. If your child has common childhood dental issues like thumb sucking, we will work with you to create a treatment plan to deal with these problems. We can also discuss preventive care treatments like fluoride supplementation and sealants to protect your child’s teeth from cavities and decay.
Our office also offers emergency treatment because we know that kids are kids and accidents happen. If your child is experiencing pain in the teeth, jaws, or gums, or if a tooth is damaged or knocked-out, call us immediately so we can get you in the very same day to fix the problem and relieve your child’s pain. Dr. Advani is also skilled in the use of nitrous oxide, a safe and reliable mild sedation method that will help your child relax and not feel any pain during his or her dental treatment.