A pediatric dentist focuses on preventative care. Growing Smiles offers oral examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants (coatings to protect healthy teeth), x-rays, oral hygiene instructions, nutrition advice, and mouth guards (to help prevent sports injuries). By providing a dental care program to minimize tooth decay and cavities, we aim to give you and your child the tools to practice good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.
Comfort Care for Pediatric Patients
No child wants to have a “sick tooth,” but when they do, providing comfort during the visit is our priority. By using a “show and tell” concept, our clinical team explains procedures before we perform them, which not only eases a child’s mind but also promotes understanding and acceptance of examination and treatment. During lengthy and involved procedures, keeping pediatric patients calm and cooperative may include additional relaxation techniques.
To help patients relax during such occasions, Growing Smiles offers Nitrous Oxide, a safe method to minimize anxiety. Commonly known as “laughing gas,” Nitrous Oxide helps to relax patients and alleviate apprehension so that the dental team can provide the required dental treatment. To learn more about the use of nitrous oxide as comfort care, please call our office at 410-569-6700.