About the Office
Why go to a Pediatric Dentist?
What makes this practice exceptional?
Do you allow parents to come back with their children?
What types of payment does your office accept?
Dental Care for Infants and Toddlers
(Birth to 2 Years of Age)
When should my child first see a dentist?
When will my baby start getting teeth?
Why are baby teeth important?
Why so early? What dental problems could a baby have?
When should I start cleaning my baby’s gums/teeth?
What is the correct way to brush my child’s teeth?
What is the most important time of the day to clean my child’s teeth?
How can I prevent tooth decay from nursing or a bottle?
When should bottle-feeding be stopped?
Any advice on teething?
Dental Care for Pre-Schooler’s (3-5 Year Olds)
When do most children begin to lose their baby teeth?
What is the correct way to floss my child’s teeth?
How important is a child's diet in the prevention of cavities?
How can you as a parent develop positive dental habits in your child?
Thumb, Finger and Pacifier Habits
Why do children suck on fingers, pacifiers or other objects?
Are these habits bad for the teeth and jaws?
When should I worry about a sucking habit?
What can I do to stop my child's habit?
Are pacifiers a safer habit for the teeth than thumbs or fingers?
Dental Care for Pre-Teens (6-12 years old)
How do dental sealants work and are they necessary?
Does Your Child Grind His Teeth At Night?
Does xylitol reduce the risk of cavities?
My child needs to take liquid medication on a regular basis… is this a problem?
Dental Care for Adolescents (12-18 years old)
Oral Piercings – Is it really cool?
What effects can tobacco have on oral health?
What can I do to protect my child's teeth and face during sporting activities?
Common Dental Procedures
How safe are dental X-rays and are they necessary?
What are composites (tooth colored fillings)?
What are amalgams (silver fillings)?
What are stainless steel crowns?
What is a pulpotomy?
What is a pulpectomy?
What are space maintainers?
What is interceptive orthodontics and when does my child need it?
What is the most cost-effective means of preventing dental decay with positive effects ranging throughout all ages?
When can my child use a fluoride mouthrinse, or for that matter, any rinse?
Should my child take fluoride supplements?
What is enamel fluorosis?
Why is oral health important when you are pregnant?
What can you do?
What do I do if my child is in an accident?
What should I do if my child has a toothache?
What should I do if my child knocks out a permanent tooth?
What should I do if my child knocks out a primary (baby) tooth?
What should I do if my child cuts or bites his/her tongue lip or cheek?
What should I do if my child falls and chips/fractures a tooth?
What should I do if my child suffers a severe blow to the head?
What should I do if my child has an accident resulting in a possible broken or fractured Jaw?
Special Health Care Needs
Do children with special health care needs have special dental needs?
How can I prevent dental problems for my special child?
Is your office prepared to care for special children?
Will my child need special care during dental treatment?
Why would a child need sedation just to have teeth fixed?
Is sedation safe?
If sedation is recommended to treat my child's teeth, how can I be sure this is the best option?
Inhalation Sedation (Minimal Sedation)
What is Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen?
How will my child feel when breathing nitrous oxide/oxygen?
Are there any special instructions for nitrous oxide/oxygen?
Will nitrous oxide/oxygen work for all children?
Conscious Sedation (Minimal to Moderate Sedation)
What is conscious sedation?
Who should be sedated?
Is sedation safe?
What special instructions should I follow before the sedation appointment?
What special instructions should I follow after the sedation appointment?
I.V. Sedation (Moderate to Deep Sedation)
What is I.V. sedation?
How are pediatric dentists making sure I.V. sedation is provided in a safe environment?
What special considerations are associated with an I.V. sedation appointment?
What is general anesthesia?
Is general anesthesia safe?
What special considerations are associated with the general anesthesia appointment?