A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled brush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day before bedtime.
A dental emergency requiring medical attention is when a child is experiencing: 1) Severe tooth pain or facial swelling 2) A tooth that is broken or knocked out 3) A reaction to medication prescribed by our office AFTER HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT: 530-642-8614
We accept all insurance plans. Financing is available for dental treatment. Please call the office for more information.
The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that every child visit the dentist when the first tooth appears, but no later than his or her first birthday.
YES. We are accepting new patients. A child's first visit should be around the eruption of their first tooth, but no later than age one.
Our office hours vary during the week based on patients needs. Please call the office to schedule an appointment.
Thumb and/or pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they continue for a long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own over time.
If your child is still sucking his or her thumbs and fingers when permanent teeth arrive, a habit appliance may be recommended by your dentist.
First, rinse the irritated area with salt water and put a cold compress on the face if swollen. Try a natural toothache remedy such as clove oil, peppermint oil, turmeric powder, garlic, or ginger.
Re-apply one of the above remedies every hour until the pain subsides. If pain continues, you may give the child the appropriate acetaminophen dose for his or her age.
Finally, see a dentist as soon as possible!