Pediatric Dentistry

We are not just a dental office for adults or just a family dentist, or just a cosmetic dentist. We are a dental office for all ages and children hold a special place in our heart! Every one of our providers from Dental Assistants to Hygienists and Doctors are amazing with kids. They are kind, caring and gentle. We try to make their experience in our office a happy memory. We don’t force it; if they are not ready then we try again later. We are excited to be a part of your child’s pediatric dental care and look forward to being a lifelong dental care provider for them!

Child Preventative Prophylaxis

Professional teeth cleaning is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (or prophy for short). It’s a Greek word which means “to prevent beforehand” – in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

Plaque refers to a soft, sticky, bacteria infested biofilm.

Calculus (also known as tartar) refers to the hard deposits that form if the soft, sticky plaque is not removed daily by flossing and brushing.

Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. This is a very good thing, but it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. Calcium deposit is a chalky substance will eventually build up over time. Usually it is tooth colored and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in color.

If the calculus or tartar is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive in proximity to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is to remove this harmful, bacteria breading, environment.