We care about our children!
When should my child’s first dental visit be?
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children who are at risk of early childhood cavities visit a pediatric dentist by age 1. At our office we suggest that children be seen as soon as 6 months. At 6 months we can provide nutritional counseling and discuss oral hygiene with our parents.
For children 6 months to 3 years of age we suggest visits to the dentist every 3-6 months. During this age children are very prone to cavities. Studies have shown that cavities are increasing in preschool children. More than 25 percent of children have cavities by age 4 and many before the age of 2. It has also been shown that over 40 percent of children have gum inflammation. Our goal is to prevent this and make sure your child has a long life of healthy teeth and gums.
Baby teeth are important for chewing and eating. Dental cavities can cause pain and infection and decrease in appetite in children. Many times children will not inform parents of dental pain and this may cause a problem in the child’s overall health. Healthy baby teeth are also important in development of permanent teeth and jaw bone structure. Decayed or infected baby teeth can cause improper growth and development of adult teeth. When baby teeth are pulled due to infection and cares, children may often have crooked teeth as adults. Children keep their molar baby teeth up until the age of 11-14.
Movie Theater and Game Room
The key to providing quality oral healthcare for children is getting them to come to the dentist. At Sunny Dental we provide a fun filled environment for your children. We always have a hit Hollywood movie playing in our movie theater and sometimes even provide the popcorn. Our theater room has warm and fuzzy animals to keep you children smiling and comfortable, while waiting to be seen or waiting for the rest of the family. Our game room has 2 Xbox video game machines loaded with fun games for both younger and older children. We also have a play area for young children who have seen our hit Hollywood movie or are board of the Xbox games.
We understand that sometimes even with our best efforts children still get cavities. In our office when children need treatment we provide them with the best experience possible. All of our operatories have ceiling mounted TV’s that play fun filled movies and nitrous oxide(laughing gas). The movies keep the children’s attention while the laughing gas keeps them calm for our doctors to work. We use state of the art equipment that is quiet and non-startling to the children and quality materials that last and keep your children healthy. We also offer tooth colored fillings and crowns, so your children can smile with confidence.
Sometimes no matter how hard we try children may not be cooperative. In these cases we offer conscious oral sedation. With the use of liquid medication and nitrous oxide administration children will have an even greater sense of calmness and relaxation. This will increase your child’s comfort level throughout the treatment. Our doctors will safely monitor your child throughout treatment.