When should I bring my child in for their first visit?
Your child should have his or her first dental visit by the time he or she is three years old. This is just a guideline. If you have concerns, it’s fine to bring your child in sooner.
Do you provide Nitrous or Oral Sedation?
We do not provide Nitrous. However, all of our dentists are trained in oral sedation. We often use oral sedation for adults with dental anxiety or a gag reflex.
Do I really need to see my dentist every 6 months? Do I need x-rays every 6 months?
Yes. We like to see our patients every 6 months to ensure optimal dental care.
Should I be using fluoridated toothpaste with my child?
Yes. Although it is often said that you should not use this with young kids in case they swallow it, the chances of them swallowing enough to cause damage or fluorosis is rare. It is more important to use the fluoridated toothpaste to prevent cavities in baby teeth. Use a small amount- about half a pea size and teach them how to spit.
How does your office whiten teeth?
At our office we send patients home with a whitening kit.
We find systems such as ZOOM whitening cause lots of sensitivity for patients because all the whitening occurs in one session. With the at-home kit results are achieved at a slower rate resulting in less sensitivity. We can also offer the whitening kit at a cheaper price if the treatments aren’t done in our office.
We only charge $199 for Teeth whitening. Most Zoom whitening sessions can cost upwards of $500.
We also offer two systems, one you use while you sleep at night and one you use two times a day for half an hour. Please see our Teeth Whitening page for more info.