We have compiled a number of pediatric dental resources to help inform you on the best dental care for your child. Please review the documents below. If you have any questions feel free to contact us for more information.
Preventive Dental Care
Diet & Snacking
Preventive Dental Program
- Daily oral hygiene – small amount of fluoride toothpaste on brush (2 daily)
- Diet – eliminate bottles with sugared fluids/juices. Limit between meals.
- Sugar free gum – parent of high risk infant xylitol-containing gum
- Antibacterial rinse – parent use chlorhexidine gluconate once daily for 2
- weeks every 2-3 months. Use fluoride rinse daily in intervening weeks.
- For dry mouth in children over 5 years of age – baking soda toothpaste with fluoride, xylitol gum, rinse frequently with baking soda suspension in water.
Trauma Information & Documents
Dental Injury Timeline
Post Trauma Instructions
Wound Care Information
- Keep the wound moist and/or greasy with Vaseline.
- If the wound gets pus filled, then use an AAA ointment.
- Use soap and water to clean the wound and its surrounding area.
- Lubricate the wound at mealtimes and bedtimes and if possible keep covered at all times. Keep out of direct sunlight.
- Diet is very important during wound recovery. Eat high in protein and lots of fruits and vegetables. Also take a multivitamin.
- If you have or develop fever and swelling, call your pediatric dentist for an appointment. You might need an antibiotic prescription.
Information for other Dental Concerns
- Usually affects children between ages 1 to 10 years old.
- Primary disease had incubation period of 4 days to 2 weeks
- Typical route of exposure is direct physical contact with contaminated utensils, towels, or drinking glasses which were used by a person with herpetic lesions.
Sealants generally last an average of 3-5 years. When your child comes in for their recare visits, we check to assure the sealant remains intact as the barrier of protection we intend it to be. If we detect chips or fractures in the sealant, they can be repaired easily if detected early.
Stainless Steel Crowns & Pulp Therapy
Steps Through Dental Surgery Process
Anterior Crossbite Appliance with Finger Springs
Distal Shoe Appliance
Information on Orthodontic Appliances