Q. Can I be with my child during his appointment?
A. Unlike most pediatric offices we encourage you to be with your child. Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to participate in the care of their children by coming into the treatment areas.
Q. Why do we believe separating the initial examination process from the Hygiene Visit is beneficial to you and your child?
A. Because it is the best for your child. Adequate hygiene is the foundation of a healthy mouth and indispensable for long term wellness. The goal of the hygiene visit is not only to professionally clean the teeth; but to train the teacher (the parent) as well as the student (the child) on all that is necessary to accomplish this duty daily at home, afterwards.
Determining what kind of hygiene visit your child would benefit from most, is impossible to do over the phone , and especially prior to completing an examination of your child’s dentition.
Q. How do you keep your instruments clean?
A. In our office nothing has higher priority than infection control. Those instruments that are reusable are properly cleaned, prepared and then run through a state of the art autoclave, which is monitored weekly by an independent laboratory to verify its effectiveness.
Q. Why do we believe a review of findings (ROF) is beneficial to you and your child?
A. When your child comes to see us for his initial visit and a complete examination is performed, there is alot we discuss with you that can be forgotten once you leave us. The written review of findings allows you to revisit the highlights of the visit and share them with other family members. The findings of examination and recommendations are available to you for further discussion.
Q. What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?
A. Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of the dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specially training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists provide oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence including those with special health needs.
Q. What are the benefits to you and your child of preparatory visit?
A. At the end of each visit, our staff will prepare your children for their next visit by allowing them to experience the particulars associated with their next appointment. For example. if they are coming for fillings, we will let them touch and feel the suctions tips. Water and air blower, laughing gas nose and experience the sound and feel of the drills. It works wonders for them! it takes the surprise element from the visit and encourages a more relax and comfortable experience.
When you combine knowing what to except with the many other pleasantries we offer, their experience can only be better
Q. What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?
A. A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft- bristled toothbrush with a small head. Preferably one design ed specifically for infants should be used at least once a day at bedtime.
Q When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
A. In order to prevent dental problem, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than his/her first birthday. We have a great infant program customized to infant and toddlers .
Q. Are thumb sucking and pacifier habits are harmful for child’s teeth?
A. Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only became a problem if they go on for a very long period of time . Most children stops this habits their on . But they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers when the permanent teeth arrive a mouth appliance may be recommended by your pediatric dentist