Children's Dentistry Hillsboro OR

Children's Dentistry in Hillsboro, OR

We Care About Kids!Family Dentistry Hillsboro OR

Our dentists pull out all the stops to make children of all ages relax and enjoy themselves, so bring the whole family along! You can be confident that your child will receive the most advanced techniques in children's dentistry, delivered with caring, sensitivity, and understanding. We train children in proper dental care habits and teach them how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We look forward to meeting them for their first dental visit when they are two years old and seeing them grow year after year.

Our intention is to ensure that this and future generations of children grow up without a fear of the dental office. According to our many appreciative parents, we are doing just that! Our office is an inviting and exciting place that children love to visit. Whether you have a rambunctious five-year-old or a nervous ten-year-old, we are here to help you.

Choosing Your Child's Dentist is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician

Teaching good habits early, in an environment that's comfortable and fun, is crucial for establishing a lifetime of strong oral health. From a young age, children's teeth are very susceptible to cavities due to many factors. First, children lack the necessary coordination to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is paramount for parents to assist in their child's daily dental care. This encourages both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental habits. Little kids also tend to eat frequently throughout the day (grazing). This results in an extended exposure to food acids (every time you eat you make acid), which may cause more cavities.

Lack of cleaning means teeth are more at risk to potential decay when food and juice acid comes in contact with them, speeding up the development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can drastically reduce the odds of your child developing a cavity.

Preventing Child Tooth Decay - the Easy Way!Kids - Dentist Preventive Dental Sealants Hillsboro OR

Dental sealants compensate for the fact that children often don't do a very good job of brushing their teeth. They try hard, but even adults have difficulties reaching the deep grooves in the back teeth. Sealants protect teeth from bacteria, acid, and plaque formation, which often lead to decay. And, we know, once the tooth has decay, it is damaged permanently and will need a filling or crown.

Here's how dental sealants work. The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized. A thin plastic coating, which is normally white or clear in color, is applied. A curing light is directed at the sealant to bond it into place. Without drills, shots, or the removal of any tooth structure, the entire procedure is complete in just a few minutes.

Applying dental sealants is one of the most proactive procedures available that both children and adolescents can have done to preserve their natural teeth!

Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (503) 533-5539 to schedule a visit for everyone.