Dr. Desai and her staff welcome kids from four years old to adolescence. Our goal is for them to have a happy and comfortable dental experience. From infancy to age three we refer to a “pediatric dentist” who specializes in caring for that specific age group.
In order to improve the chances of your child having a positive experience in our office, we are selective in the use of words. We try to avoid using words that may scare the child due to previous experiences. We ask you to please support us by NOT USING negative words that are often used for dental care.
DON'T USE THESE TERMS...
INSTEAD, USE THESE WORDS...
Why are baby teeth so important?
Primary teeth are important because they help with proper chewing and eating, help in speech development, and add to an attractive appearance. A child who can chew easily, speak clearly, and smile confidently is a happier child.
Healthy primary teeth allow normal development of the jaw bones and muscles, save space for the permanent teeth, and guide them into place. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, permanent teeth may come in crooked. Decayed baby teeth can cause pain, abscesses, infections, and can spread to the permanent teeth.
What about preventative care?
Tooth decay and children no longer have to go hand-in-hand. At our office, we are most concerned with all aspects of preventive care. We use the latest in sealant technology to protect your child's teeth. Dental sealants are protective covering that are bonded to the chewing surfaces of decay-prone permanent back teeth. This is just one of the ways we will set the foundation for your child's lifetime of good oral health.