Pediatric Preventive Care

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It is very important for children to start with preventative care early on, even before they start getting their permanent teeth. 


Regular dental cleanings are essential for maintaining your child’s oral health. These gentle, thorough cleanings remove plaque and tartar that brushing at home can’t always get. Our kid-friendly approach ensures your child feels comfortable and relaxed, making dental hygiene a positive experience. Early cleanings set the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles.


As soon as permanent teeth start to arrive in the mouth, sealants will prove very beneficial for helping to keep their teeth healthy and strong. Sealants are a preventive service that provides a protective slippery coating to molar chewing surfaces, making it harder for plaque to stick in the pits and grooves and easier to brush away. Dental sealants are an economical way to help prevent more than 80 percent of tooth decay. Sealants reduce the need for fillings and other more expensive treatments and help keep to keep teeth healthier and longer than brushing alone.

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Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by slowing the breakdown of enamel and speeding up the remineralization process. The new enamel crystals that form are harder, larger and more resistant to acid.  Common sources of fluoride are fluoridated drinking water, toothpaste and mouth rinse.  Inform your dentist if your drinking water is not fluoridated. High concentration fluoride gels, mouth rinses, drops and tablets are available by prescription.

Space Maintenance

Space maintainers are vital when a child loses a tooth too early. They help keep the space open for permanent teeth to emerge correctly. Our custom-made space maintainers prevent shifting of surrounding teeth, ensuring proper alignment and bite in the future. This proactive step is crucial for avoiding more complex orthodontic treatments later.

Nitrous Oxide

For children who feel anxious about dental visits, nitrous oxide offers a safe, effective solution. Also known as ‘laughing gas’, this mild sedative helps your child relax during treatments, without lasting effects post-appointment. It’s a comfortable and anxiety-free way to help children cope with dental procedures, ensuring a stress-free experience.

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