Visit a Sedation Dentist for Kids for Child-Specific Sedation Techniques

sedation-dentist2015-28-10A sedation dentist for kids is often necessary for children with anxiety, fear, and for those who are young and/or have never visited the dentist before. Visiting a dentist who provides child-specific sedation techniques offers a more precise level of sedation that is safe for children and will keep your child comfortable throughout the visit.
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Visit Our Best Kid’s Dentist Office and Learn How to Keep Their Teeth Healthy

best-kids-dentist201510As one of the best kid’s dentist, the largest single challenge that we face does not come in the form of rare disease or children’s special developmental needs. The largest problem that most kid’s dentists face is the idea, which too many parents have, that children do not need to visit the dentist on a regular basis. The same parents that are often incredibly diligent about visiting the doctor, getting shots, and going in for regular checkups tend to forget that much of your health begins in the mouth. In a recent study, children of or under the age of one were studied; the study found that parents had taken their children to the pediatrician, at least once, in 89% of the children studied. When you look at oral health, only 1.5% of these kids had been into the best kid’s dentist. This is an alarming statistic as there are a growing number of cases of children with childhood decay, also known as pediatric dental disease. We have found that in children between the ages of two and five, decay can be found at a rate of 25%. When you increase the age of the children to between twelve and fifteen, the percentage of cases jumps to 50%. Half the children in middle school suffer from pediatric dental disease: something that is completely preventable with the right kind of care and allowing us to see your children’s teeth at a young age.
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Does Sedation Dentistry Really Calm Anxieties?

shutterstock_28933936-300x200If your child has anxiety when they think about the dentist, you may be wondering if a sedation dentistry can really calm them down. Sedation is now primarily used by patients who are anxious about visiting the dentist. If they have a genuine fear of the dentist or your child cannot relax at the thought of an appointment, our sedation dentistry office can calm these feelings.
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Antibiotics and Your Child’s Emergency Dentist

emergency-dentist20159-300x226When you think of an emergency dentist, it is very rare that this conjures up any pleasant images. Most people know that if you have to see any medical professional for an urgent treatment, you are probably not a very happy camper. When it comes to seeing an emergency dentist, there are several reasons that parents bring their children to see us, including having damaged their teeth in a traumatic accident or because of decay. In either case, there is a risk of infection, which can lead to extreme amounts of discomfort. When they come in to see us, our primary goal is to make sure we deal with the discomfort and take care of any infections that may have set in or may be oncoming. The pain usually can be dealt with using standard pain medication, allowing us to turn our attention to the infection pretty quickly.
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Planning Your First Just For Kids Dentist Appointment

shutterstock_153764189-300x200As a just for kids dentist, we have learned that among the most important visits a child will remember, the top is the first dental appointment. What makes the first just for kids dentist visit so important? It is the experience a child has during the first dental visit they remember that will often set the tone for how they perceive the dentist and whether or not they want to go back for the rest of their life. In a recent study of people who do not visit the dentist regularly (45 percent of American adults fall into this category), a large number could relate their aversion to the dentist office with an experience they had as a child. This makes it critical for your child to have an excellent first visit.
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We Can Provide Your Child With Sedation Dentistry This Summer

sedation-dentistry20157If your child does not like going to the dentist, we can provide you with an easier route to keep those teeth and gums healthy, sedation dentistry. Visiting the dentist can be unsettling for kids. Many children have dental phobia, which means that they suffer from fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist, even if just for a cleaning. When you visit our sedation dentistry office, your child will be treated kindly and gently and will not have to experience anxiety during the appointment. Continue reading

We Encourage Early Appointments as the Best Kid’s Dentist

Pediatric-Dentistry1The best kids dentist will tell you that we face a number of challenges when dealing with children’s teeth. The age of the child, the uniqueness of dealing with a growing jaw, and the importance of being gentle all pose their own challenges. However, as the best kid’s dentist, we will tell you that the single largest challenge that we face is misunderstandings about the importance of children’s oral health. Parents, as a group, tend to be extremely diligent when it comes to the health of their children. They will take them in regularly for examinations, shots, and routine well visits with the pediatrician but often forget that the children’s teeth also need to be taken care of by the best kid’s dentist. Recently, a study was conducted to understand these facts and the results were quite shocking. In a group of children, under or at the age of one, it was found that 89% of them had visited the pediatrician for at least one well visit in their lifetime. In this exact same group, oral health was severely neglected; only 1.5% of the parents had taken their children into their kid’s dentist. This has led to an influx of cases of pediatric dental disease, also known as childhood tooth decay. We have found, consistent with national numbers, that in children between the ages of twelve and fifteen, there is a 50% prevalence of decay; half the children in this group have pediatric dental disease. Even in children far younger, between the ages of two and five, there was a 25% occurrence. With care and early childhood dental visits, we can entirely prevent this.
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What Can My Kids Dentist Do for Their Oral Health?

pediatric-dentistry-300x200-1What can my kids dentist do for their health?

If you want to know the difference between what we help children with and what your dentist can do for you, understand that it is how we approach dental care, our experience, and techniques that make us an ideal dentist for children. Parents know that “my kids dentist” is the place where they can bring their children for toothaches, cavities, and alignment issue. This faith that parents place in us by calling us “my kids dentist”, is a unique place of trust that we strive hard to live up to. It is important to know that we treat a number of conditions in children that are the same as your dentist would treat you for. The challenge is not just that children have growing mouths, and hence require us to plan for the future while fixing the present, but also the fact that many kids tend to be nervous when coming in. They are often intimidated by all the strange equipment and people that they do not know. This fear can lead a child to be confused about things like where exactly they have discomfort, if at all, when it started, and how badly it hurts.  To help with this, you can have a conversation with the child on the way in and write down what they are complaining about.
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Tips for Healthy Summer Snacking from a Just For Kids Dentist

just-for-kids-dentist20156As a just for kids dentist, we treat children of all ages and enjoy helping our young patients to have excellent oral health now and as they grow.  We consider ourselves to be a critical component to their lifelong oral health.  One way that we can help is by cleaning their teeth on an annual or biannual basis.  We can also provide them with fluoride treatments to strengthen their teeth and dental sealant when necessary.  During these regular appointments, we will also discuss things like healthy eating habits with your children and talk about foods that they need to avoid.  It is our belief that even though children are young, they can still take some responsibility for their health.  Our patients typically rise to the challenge.
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