We’re honored to welcome kids into our dental family as soon as they are a year old. Gentle cleanings and skillful services keep kids’ teeth healthy, we offer family blocks and Saturday appointments to accommodate busy schedules, and – if they need a little extra help to relax – we can discuss pediatric sedation options with you.
Baby teeth don’t just help kids learn to speak and eat more easily—they also serve as placeholders for permanent teeth. Baby teeth lost prematurely can cause remaining teeth to shift, increasing the likelihood that braces will be needed later. (We also offer space maintainers to save a spot for future adult teeth if a baby tooth should leave the building early.) Consistent oral hygiene at home and semiannual office visits can keep those little teeth strong!
Dental sealants—a thin, resin-based solution brushed onto teeth—have been a safe, effective method of cavity prevention for decades. Research has proven sealants reduced cavity development by as much as 60-80%, particularly in the hardworking biting and chewing surfaces of back teeth.
Approximately two million teeth are knocked out every year during contact sports activities—and according to the ADA, more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented by mouthguards each year. Custom-fit mouthguards provide peace of mind and the highest level of protection to active kids—and adults—everywhere.
Habits like consistent oral hygiene and regular checkups can become a building block for a healthier adult life. Schedule a visit for your child today!
No matter how diligent your child’s oral hygiene routine, a cavity can happen—and if it does, we can restore little teeth to strength and health with beautiful tooth-colored fillings that blend in seamlessly with the rest of your little one’s bright smile.
Root canals for baby teeth are sometimes called “baby root canals”, but the proper name is are pulpotomies or pulpectomies. When a baby tooth has an infection that affects the root, it should be removed to prevent abscess and save the tooth—and as we said above in the Oral Hygiene section, keeping baby teeth in the mouth for as long as they were intended is our first priority. (For more information about root canals, see our Endodontics page.)
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over a compromised tooth to bring it back to regular form and function–for example, root canal is usually finished off with a crown. Your child’s permanent crown is color-matched to their other teeth and will look and feel secure and natural after placement.
Taking care of little teeth today means they’ll have stronger teeth tomorrow. We can’t wait to meet you!
While we try to save the natural teeth whenever possible, sometimes one has to come out with a little extra help from us. Whether the tooth has been damaged beyond repair or just needs to be removed to make room for other teeth to move or erupt, we perform safe, simple extractions right here in our office.
*Dr. Weidong Yang and Dr. Emma Yang are general dentists providing pediatric dentistry services.