Kids Dental Care

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Kids Dental Services

Prevention

Tooth decay is the number one preventable childhood disease. Prevention includes good dental habits, healthy diet, and regular dental visits beginning with that first tooth. We want parents and caretakers to understand the importance of good oral hygiene and nutrition in order to make informed, effective choices about their children’s dental health.

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Continuing Care

Development
Every examination includes an assessment of your child’s developing teeth. We watch for possible spacing and crowding problems.

Restoration
We always discuss treatment options with you in detail. Depending on the extent of 

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Sedation and Anesthesia

Nitrous Oxide
When a child is middy anxious and needs more than undersChipped or Fractured Baby Toothtanding and a caring manner to feel comfortable, we may offer nitrous oxide/oxygen for a child who is mildly anxious. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. If your child is worried by the sight,

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Special Care

Some children with physical, developmental, cognitive, sensory, behavioral or emotional needs are more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease or oral trauma. Some require medication or diet detrimental to their dental health. Others may have physical difficulty with effective home care. We are able to customize a preventive strategy to fit the needs of your child.

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Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth

Contact us immediately for an appointment. Have your child rinse with water and apply cold compresses to your child’s face to reduce swelling. Try to find broken tooth fragments and bring them with you. Time is of the essence – see us immediately!

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If you are not sure what to do, give us a call 

We may ask you to email pictures and a description of the emergency.

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How to Handle A Child’s Dental Emergency

Toothache

Have your child rinse their mouth with warm salt water. Free any impacted food using dental floss. Give acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain and contact us for an appointment. For a swollen face, apply cold compresses and call us immediately.

Knockout Baby Tooth

This is rarely an emergency and normally does not require treatment. If child is old enough to rinse and spit, have her or him rinse the mouth with warm salt water. Contact us during regular business hours.

Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth

Contact us as soon as possible as a fracture can expose the tooth’s nerve, causing pain and possible infection.

Knockout Permanent Tooth

Handle the tooth as little as possible and bring it to Dr. Koosha in a cup of milk. Time is of the essence – see us immediately!

Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth

Contact us immediately for an appointment. Have your child rinse with water and apply cold compresses to your child’s face to reduce swelling. Try to find broken tooth fragments and bring them with you. Time is of the essence – see us immediately!

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Preventive Care

Preventing Cavities

Establish good home care habits for children and follow simple oral care guidelines:

Infants: Wipe plaque from teeth and gums with a clean washcloth. Put your infant to bed with a bottle containing nothing but water. Even breast milk contains sugars that promote tooth decay.

Older children: Make sure your children are brushing their teeth at least twice a day. Brush children’s teeth for them until they can do it themselves. Flossing begins as soon as any two teeth are touching. Floss your children’s teeth daily until they can do it themselves. Supervise daily tooth care until children are at least seven or eight years old. Minimize or eliminate sugary snacks. Processed foods like potato chips and other common snacks can also contain sugar.

Toothpaste

Children require toothpaste formulated specifically for children. When buying toothpaste for a child, make sure it is recommended for children.

Children should spit out toothpaste after brushing. If they swallow toothpaste they run the risk of fluorosis – discoloration of permanent teeth. If your children are too young to understand the need to spit, you should consider a fluoride free toothpaste.

Toothpaste

Children require toothpaste formulated specifically for children. When buying toothpaste for a child, make sure it is recommended for children.

Children should spit out toothpaste after brushing. If they swallow toothpaste they run the risk of fluorosis – discoloration of permanent teeth. If your children are too young to understand the need to spit, you should consider a fluoride free toothpaste.

Nutrition

A balanced diet is one of the keys to healthy teeth and gums. Children should have one daily serving from each of the food groups, including fruits and vegetables, breads and cereals, milk and dairy products, meat, fish and eggs.

Most snacks marketed to children today lead to tooth decay. When providing snacks for your child, try to avoid processed foods, minimize sugars and focus on healthy alternatives like yogurt, fresh vegetables or cheese.

Thumb Sucking and Pacifier

Thumb sucking is natural. Most children stop on their own between the ages of two and four. Generally, thumb sucking and pacifiers need only be discouraged after the eruption of permanent teeth, when they can cause problems with tooth alignment and the proper growth of the mouth.

Thumb Sucking and Pacifier

Thumb sucking is natural. Most children stop on their own between the ages of two and four. Generally, thumb sucking and pacifiers need only be discouraged after the eruption of permanent teeth, when they can cause problems with tooth alignment and the proper growth of the mouth.

Fluoride and Fluorosis

Fluoride inhibits the loss of minerals from tooth enamel, strengthens already weakened enamel and fights the bacteria that cause cavities. Combined with a healthy diet and good oral hygiene, fluoride is a safe and powerful ally in the fight against tooth decay.

However, too much fluoride can be detrimental. Preschool children who get too much fluoride can develop fluorosis. Fluorosis is usually mild, with tiny white specks or streaks on the teeth. But, in severe cases tooth enamel may develop brown discolorations. Toothpaste ingestion is the biggest risk factor for fluorosis. Very young children often swallow the toothpaste and ingest excessive amounts of fluoride. For very young children, consider toothpaste without fluoride or limit toothpaste to a “pea-size” amount on the brush. Fluoride supplements should only be given to children on the recommendation of a pediatrician or pediatric dentist. In most cases, fluorosis is easily treated with cosmetic dentistry.

Contact us for more information and guidelines on the amount of fluoride appropriate for your child.

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Clinic Hours

Mon       9:00am - 3:00pm
Tue         9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed        9:00am - 7:00pm
Thu         Closed
Fri           9:00am - 3:00pm
Sat          9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun         Closed

Early and late hours are available by appointment only

 

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