DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN

Getting an early start in regular dental care is an important step on the road to teaching your child healthy lifetime habits. We want to share with you the latest available methods for keeping your child healthy and safe.

An experienced Boise Pediatric Dentist can provide care in the following ways:

1 to 6 Years of Age

  • Monitoring oral & facial development
  • Parental involvement in oral hygiene procedures
  • Dietary and nutritional guidelines in disease prevention
  • Systematic fluoride supplementation, topical fluoride treatments & varnishes
  • Early childhood decay risk assessment, prevention & treatment. Information on proper nursing habits & sippy cup use
  • Age appropriate behavioral guidance including Tell, Show and Do techniques, Nitrous Oxide analgesia, and Outpatient General Anesthesia 
  • Managing oral habits & pacifier usage
  • Traumatic injury prevention
  • Child identification with a salivary DNA record

6 to 12 Years of Age

  • Permanent tooth eruption problems
  • Monitoring & treating jaw growth & malocclusion (tooth irregularities) with interceptive & comprehensive orthodontic treatment
  • Decay prevention with fluoride & sealants
  • Independent oral hygiene procedures
  • Sports safety and mouth guards

12 to 18 Years of Age

Adolescents have special needs. Appearance and self-image are important to them. Decayed or poorly positioned teeth or jaws make them more self-conscious. Teens also eat frequently, and unhealthy snack foods tend to become a major part of their regular diet. We provide a professional, sensitive and caring approach to restoring and guiding teeth, and teaching preventive dental health care through the teen’s high school years.

 

  • Dental decay & gum disease prevention
  • Appropriate diet & nutrition counseling
  • Sealants, tooth bleaching & esthetic dental restorations
  • Comprehensive orthodontic treatment & retention
  • Evaluation of wisdom teeth eruption
  • Oral-facial piercing and tobacco use counseling