Children’s Choice proudly offers pediatric and preventive dentistry for children. We offer comprehensive preventative dentistry care options. Our teams work with parents and caregivers to understand the importance of primary teeth, schedule a child’s first visit, the benefits of sealants and fluoride supplements, and more!
Oral Assessments & Examinations
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed the Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool to aid in the implementation of oral health risk assessment during dental care health visits.
Infant Oral Health
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry both recommend that the first visit should take place within 6 months after the first tooth appears or no later than the child’s first birthday
- Teeth Cleaning
Sealants are made of clear or shaded plastic which help protect the chewing surfaces of healthy back teeth. Placing Sealants is one of the easiest visits for children. Most cavities occur in places sealants can protect. Four out of five cavities in children occur on the back teeth. Children with sealants have 50% less tooth decay after age 15.
Children older than six months need supplements if their drinking water does not contain the ideal amount of fluoride. Fluoride supplements taken by infants have been shown to reduce tooth decay by as much as 50%. Dosages are based on age and the amount of fluoride in the drinking water. Miscalculations may lead to fluorosis.
Mercury Free Environment
We provide quality care without mercury-silver fillings. Mercury is proven to have serious effects on the brain, including leakage, toxicity, and linkage to autism. Mercury is also classified as a “neurotoxin” and has negative effects on the digestive system, energy levels, heart, lungs, muscles, and more. We vow to provide the best and safest materials and equipment for the oral health care for our patients.
We provide extraction services to help optimize your child’s oral health. From baby teeth to decayed teeth or wisdom teeth, we offer treatment solutions to meet your family’s needs. We start first with an x-ray and oral health consultation. Then our teams will discuss treatment options and schedule care to fit your schedule. Afterwards, we’ll provide post-operative care to ensure optimal healing and minimize the impact on your child.
Select Children’s Choice locations offer Invisalign (the invisible braces) as orthodontic care options. Should your child need more extensive orthodontic care, we partner with Premier Orthodontics for comprehensive orthodontic care.
An integral part of our education is concerned with the medical and dental health of patients with special needs. Children with significant medical, mental, or physical disabilities often present unique challenges to dentists. Our training allows us to address their special needs and provide the best possible professional care.
Anesthesia & Sedation
We provide both in-office and out-patient facility care under anesthesia. In practical terms, anesthesia is often the most comfortable option for children who may have extreme apprehension, disabilities, or extensive treatment. Our care is supported by licensed anesthesiologists who are dedicated to your child’s comfort and safety.
Anesthesia services are provided by our own board-certified anesthesiologists. For more information about Anesthesia and Sedation, please contact any of our offices and speak with our Anesthesia Coordinator.
Nitrous Oxide “Laughing Gas”
Children who experience anxiety due to the sights, sounds, or sensations of dental treatment may respond more positively with the use of nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry. It can reduce anxiety and gagging, and make long appointments more bearable for your child. The child remains fully conscious during treatment and recovery is rapid.