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Some of Our Commonly Asked Questions
If your question isn’t listed below, reach out and we’ll be happy to assist.
At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?
We have seen patients as young as two days old due to difficulties feeding. For routine care though, we recommend establishing a dental home with a pediatric dental specialist at six months of age or when the first tooth comes in. Early examination and preventive care will protect kids teeth now and into the future.
Can I be in the room with my child during their visit?
Of course! We want you to be there, too. We believe that parents need to be involved in the oral health care of their children so we always encourage parents to be present. We feel that our team, along with our patients and their parents, form the optimal partnership for the dental health of our patients.
Do you offer white crowns?
Yes, we do! Zirconia (or white) crowns are aesthetically one of the best dental restorative options available, as they seamlessly blend in with your child’s other teeth. Because they are constructed of a solid monolithic zirconia ceramic, they do not chip, discolor, or breakdown over time. They can be placed most of the time on anterior teeth, but can also be used for posterior teeth. Our Doctors will evaluate your child to make sure they are good candidates for this type of procedure.
Why are sealants recommended?
A sealant is a thin coating that covers and protects the chewing surfaces of teeth with deep grooves, pits or fissures, usually molars and premolars. This coating protects teeth from acidic food, plaque, and bacteria that cause cavities.
At what age do permanent teeth come in?
Most children will begin to lose their baby teeth when school starts, approximately at age of 5 or 6. This is then followed by the eruption of their first permanent molars (behind the baby molars) around the same time. By age 12 or 13, most children will have the majority of their permanent teeth
When should I start brushing my child's teeth?
The sooner the better! Starting at birth, clean your baby’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or a cloth and water. As soon as the teeth begin to appear, start brushing twice daily using fluoridated toothpaste and soft age-appropriate sized toothbrush. Use a “smear” of toothpaste to brush the teeth of a child less than 2 years of age. For 2-5 year old, dispense a “pea-size” amount of toothpaste. Remember! That your young children do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively so they will need assistance.
Do you see children with Special Healthcare needs?
Yes, we do! As pediatric dentists, we train for 2-3 years after dental school and dedicate ourselves to meet the needs of all children. The purpose of special needs dentistry is to accommodate and treat patients who require special consideration due to physical, medical, cognitive or developmental conditions.
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Kind Words from Our Community
Every person on the team is super friendly and patient. My little guy had to have quite a bit of work done but they made him feel so comfortable and celebrated his bravery afterward. He went home telling everyone he wanted to go back to the dentist every day after school. You can tell they love what they do and they genuinely care, most importantly the kiddos can feel it!
My daughter and I love Dr. A. She is so kind and funny we would recommend this Ortho Office any day - it's the best hand down, and we can't forget about Dr. G he's also amazing!