Why are Primary Teeth (Baby Teeth) Important?

It is very important that primary teeth are kept in place until they are lost naturally. Most children will have their baby molars until they are 12 years-of-age! These teeth serve a number of critical functions.

Primary teeth:
– Maintain good nutrition by permitting your child to chew properly.
– Are involved in speech development.
– Help the permanent teeth by saving space for them and “guiding” them into their correct position. A healthy smile can help children feel good about the way they look to others.

As with permanent teeth, baby teeth can become decayed or infected. Typically this decay process happens more rapidly in baby teeth. Infections are painful and can lead to facial swellings, which may effect the development of the permanent teeth and put your child’s health at risk. 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.

Watch a pediatric dental sedation visit by an actual patient!

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Complete safety & Comfort

Sedation dentistry is not just for anxiety.

All of your dental work can be done in a single visit in a safe & fun environment.

This type of dentistry is great for those who have anxiety, a low pain threshold, can’t sit still in a dentist’s chair, someone with very sensitive teeth, those with a strong gag reflex or anyone needing an extensive amount of dental work. Patients with special needs due to physical, medical, developmental or cognitive issues also need and deserve special consideration.
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