Pediatric Dentistry

Great oral health habits are best instilled at a young age. We at Weatherhill Dental,  strive to create a friendly and comforting environment for your child.  Your child’s dental health is important to us. On their first visit with us we will listen carefully to your dental concerns and attempt to answer all of your questions thoroughly. You can expect a thorough oral cancer screening and examination of your child’s teeth, gums, and soft tissue and a preventive teeth cleaning. We will assess the development of the bite and how the jaws are aligned. We may take digital images if we need a closer look–we want to know how your child’s dental growth is coming along. Our friendly dental hygienists teach proper hygiene instruction and nutritional counseling to prevent tooth decay which can lead to pain, loss of teeth and infection.  With proper oral care, tooth decay can be prevented.  It is much simpler and more affordable to prevent cavities than to repair a broken or decayed tooth.

We create positive experiences for children, so they can look forward to visiting the dentist instead of dreading it. The most common reason for anyone, even full-grown adults, to avoid the dentist is anxiety. Dental anxiety no longer needs to get in the way of good oral health habits. We are state-licensed to administer nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” to especially anxious children and young adults to make the experience much more relaxed and comfortable. Combined with light local anesthetic, sedation dentistry has made our already gentle and compassionate environment even more enjoyable.