Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup.
Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums.
This can help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth.
White Fillings & Crowns
White fillings just look more natural than silver fillings, and are much safer than their silver counterparts.
It is mainly performed on primary teeth (on children) and is used to treat tooth decay that has extended to the pulp.
Sealants protect these vulnerable areas from tooth decay by ``sealing out`` plaque and food.
The decision to treat a tongue-tie often comes down to the severity.
Emergency & Dental Trauma Care
We will check for loose fillings and crowns as well as signs of decay, infection, and gum disease.
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Dr. Randall E. Niederkohr graduated from Case Western Reserve of Academy with his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. He did his pediatric residency at the University of California Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Dental Associates, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association and American Society of Dentistry for Children.
When should I bring my child in for his/ her first dental visit?
To jumpstart good oral care we recommend bringing your child in when they have their first tooth at age 6-9 months.
Is thumbsucking harmful to my child?
Thumbsucking and pacifier habits that go on for a longtime can create crowding, crooked teeth and bite problems. If the habits continue when adult teeth are present an appliance can be fabricated to help stop them.
If my child has a cavity on their baby tooth should I get it fixed?
Yes, baby teeth are vital for chewing, talking, and holding the space for the permanent teeth to come in. If decay goes untreated on a baby tooth it can cause decay on the permanent teeth as well.
When should my child start using toothpaste?
Children under age 3 should use a pea sized amount of fluoride free toothpaste. Kids can start using regular toothpaste when they are able to spit out all excess toothpaste.
A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning should include scaling, root planing and polishing.
Dental X-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. These X-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth.
White fillings are dental fillings made from composite dental resin. As their name suggests, white fillings are white, which means they blend more seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. No more flashes of silver when you speak or laugh! These days, white fillings are the standard among most dental offices. There are two reasons for this: white fillings just look more natural than silver fillings, and white fillings are much safer than their silver counterparts.
The best way to prevent dental emergencies is to stay proactive in your oral hygiene and have routine check-ups with your dentist. During these visits, your dentist will check for loose fillings and crowns as well as signs of decay, infection, and gum disease. If you must have a tooth extracted due to a dental emergency, be sure to follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions carefully to avoid potential risks, such as dry socket or infection.