Our pediatric dentistry philosophy is to promote the dental health of children as well as serve as an educational resource for parents.
When caring for children and adolescents, we place special importance on preventing tooth decay. Studies show that poor oral health care in children can lead to impaired school performance and poor social relationships. Therefore, we give advice on how to maintain strong teeth, stress the importance of developing a healthy diet, and impart habits to prevent gum disease.
Additionally, we work toward the maintenance of primary teeth (baby teeth) until they are naturally lost. This is due to the importance they serve in permitting children to chew properly and therefore maintain good nutrition, their role in speech development, and the maintenance of space for the eventual eruption of the permanent teeth.
As children enter adolescence, we recognize the growing importance of appearance and self-image. We ensure that adolescents’ dental needs are met. Preventive dental health is emphasized and, when necessary, information is provided to adolescents about subjects such as wisdom teeth, tobacco use, sealants, and oral piercing.