Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is a specialty that provides both primary, therapeutic and comprehensive preventive dental health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. We are committed to practicing the best dental care no mater how small our patients may be by utilizing the most advanced dental technology. Our dental clinic and dental team provides a warm, friendly and stress free environment for even the youngest patients and prepare them for a lifetime of good oral health.

What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a regular dentist?

A pediatric dentist specializes in caring for the oral health of children; infants through teens. Children have specific needs when it comes to their dental health. A pediatric dentist will provide all-inclusive oral health care for your child, including primary, preventive and therapeutic care. This specialization is derived from years of residency training.

Children require specialized care. Most children are unable to remain patient during dental procedures and may not respond to instruction. In many cases, young children and teenagers have trouble dealing with what is known as dental anxiety. These circumstances require a special touch, understanding, and specialized training.

We ensure your child receives the care and patience he or she needs. He or she will be introduced to an environment that is fun and calming. Remember, your child’s confidence growing up relies on many things. One of them is a healthy smile. We’ll help your child develop the habits they need for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

Pediatric Dental Visit

Pediatric Dental Clinic: Your Child’s First Visit

This initial visit to the pediatric dentist will help set the tone for all future visits, instilling in your child that trips to the dentist are fun and nothing to fear. While we all must do our part to ensure your child has the best experience possible, we will do everything possible to make sure they feel safe, secure, and comfortable. In fact, it’s what we do best!

We are known for going the extra mile to make sure your child is as relaxed as possible. Our goal is to watch your child leave with a great big smile and that a trip to the dentist is nothing to fear.

It is very important that your child begin trips to the dentist routinely as early as one-year old. This is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to ensure that any issues that could be present are detected early. Early detection means early treatment. Prompt treatment could mean the difference between avoiding an issue that could develop into something serious later on, and having to deal with ongoing complications for years to come.

Pediatric Dental Care: What to Expect

Getting Started

If your child has been seen anywhere previously, we will want to review that history before getting started. We will also want to review any medical records. Doing this will help us to better understand your child’s medical and dental needs, as well as becoming more familiar with your family as a whole. Remember, our goal is to serve your child’s needs to the best of our ability!

Comfortable Environment 

Next, we’ll show your family around the office in a way that your child will love. We will give them the time to become familiar with his or her surroundings, becoming comfortable and feeling at ease. Everything we are going to do will be properly explained and shown in a child-friendly manner.

Exam & Cleaning 

We will then perform an initial examination and clean your child’s teeth. We do this to get them familiar with dental procedures. You are encouraged to remain by your child’s side during this process. Your presence will aid the process, allowing the little one to feel comforted and safe.


At the end of the examination, one of our Board Certified Pediatric Dentists will discuss with you your child’s current dental health status, preventative measures that should be taken, any treatment that may be needed, and in that event, available treatment options.

Your input is not only encouraged, but needed! We feel that any decisions made about your child’s oral health should be reviewed and agreed to by you with your full understanding of your options.

Nitrous oxide: Often called “laughing gas,” is a very safe, mild sedative that will help your child remain relaxed during dental procedures. Your child’s Pediatric dentist will administer nitrous oxide with the use of a “nasal mask”which carries air (oxygen) mixed with the nitrous oxide. Your child will be asked to breathe through the nose, not the mouth, and will sense a faint, sweet smell. This will take effect in about 5 minutes. The mask will remain in place until the procedure is done. Your child will be awake during the entire procedure and may have a “happy” feeling. When the procedure is complete, the nitrous oxide will be turned off and your child will breathe in pure oxygen for about 5 – 10 minutes to clear out any remaining gas. You should limit your child to a very light meal before this procedure, such as toast or a bagel ( 1-2 hours prior to appointment). Please avoid dairy and eggs.

Note: please check with front desk about the fees

Nitrous Oxide Dental Treatment
Dental Sealant

Dental sealant is a thin, clear or white coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars). Sealants prevent dental decay if done early as soon as the tooth erupts. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel.

Although thorough brushing and flossing can remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth, the bristles of the tooth brush cannot always get into all the nooks and crannies of the back teeth to remove the food and plaque. Dental sealants protect these vulnerable areas from decay by “sealing out” plaque and food.