We recommend children to come to the dentist before their first birthday. We start talking to moms while the baby is in utero to discuss easy steps early to prevent early tooth decay. As it stands now, nearly half of 2 through 11-year-olds have had a cavity. And thirty-two percent of kids between 9 through eleven have cavities in permanent teeth. Most kids start getting their adult teeth at age 6 – the ones they will have for the rest of their lives! Children also need screening for orthodontics by age 9 – a service we provide. We love taking care of our future generation with an emphasis on prevention!
Teens are often learning to take on more responsibility, and their mouths should not be an afterthought! Hygiene can be inconsistent in this group, and often flossing is encouraged without the teenager having adequate coaching or practice. Teens also start making their own diet choices, and there is a lot of sugary drinks on the market for them to try. We help by teaching your kid more than they probably ever wanted to know about nutrition, hygiene, and lifestyle choices. We have the hard conversations and believe in empowering teens to have good oral health and establish habits that will stick for life!
As adults, we face new problems that we didn’t have to worry so much about as our younger peers. All of a sudden, gum and bone health become important. We have to deal with older dental techniques that are wearing out and need to be replaced. Regular checkups and cleanings are essential in this age group. Catching problems early and addressing them is a much easier solution for everyone.
We love and respect our elderly patients. This age group has the most medical considerations. A common side effect of multiple medications is dry mouth. Combine that with the recession, and cavities on the root surface can develop. Often there are considerations such as dementia or a decreased swallowing reflex. Maybe the patient cant grip their toothbrush due to severe arthritis. We have ways to help! Our staff is very experienced with this patient population and would the chance to help care for them in every way we can.