“Dentistry With a Mission”

“Dentistry with a Mission”   An article written about us when we first opened used the phrase “Dentistry with a Mission,” and it stuck. Our full mission statement is to “provide exceptional, individualized oral healthcare for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs in a fun and compassionate environment. We partner with parents and focus […]

FAQ: Why are baby teeth important?

FAQ: Why are baby teeth important? They’re going to fall out anyway, right?! Baby teeth, or primary teeth, are present in the child’s mouth from around 6 months until they are twelve. Baby teeth are critical for a child’s eating, smiling, speaking, and facial development. With good brushing and flossing, and with a reasonable diet […]

FAQ: What are the different ways you can fix my child’s cavities?

FAQ: What are the different ways you can fix my child’s cavities?   Actual picture of a patient treated by Dr. Baxter.  The treatment we use for children will depend on many different factors and can be quite complex. The two most important factors are the child’s age and their risk of future cavities. The treatment […]

FAQ: Is it ok if my child still sucks their thumb or pacifier?

FAQ: Is it ok if my child still sucks their thumb or pacifier? Thumb sucking and pacifier sucking is very common in young children because so many babies use these methods to self-soothe beginning at birth. Sometimes, babies can be seen sucking their thumb in the womb, (like our daughter Hannah). Often, babies fall asleep […]

FAQ: When should my child first go to the dentist?

Frequently Asked Question: When should my child first go to the dentist? The old answer was to see the dentist by age three. This recommendation was because most dentists who see kids are general dentists who did not want to see small, crying, uncooperative children, nor were their offices equipped to see small children. Most general dentists (family dentists) are […]

Does my child need braces?

FAQ: Does My Child Need Braces? We hear this question daily too! Sometimes, parents ask if their two year old will need braces… and often it is too early to tell. Typically we can spot major problems early (severe crowding, jaw growth problems) around age 4-5. Once the permanent teeth start to erupt, we can […]

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