The Great White
The Great White
OUR OFFICE ROCKS!
Our state-of-the-art office conveys our sense of fun and professionalism and includes the most sophisticated equipment – so your child receives the best possible care. It’s not “cute.” It’s a bright, clean, and modern environment that helps our staff create positive memories and instill great habits for healthy smiles. Say goodbye to cold, impersonal, intimidating offices… welcome to Great Whites!
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At Great Whites, we treat every patient with special patience.
WE LOVE KIDS!
Great Whites Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics was created out of our love for kids. Every doctor is a parent who understands the unique care children need. Our team knows that not only is every child different, but a four-year-old is not a five-year-old and a twelve-year-old is not a thirteen-year-old. We provide the highest quality dental care to infants, kids, ‘tweens and teens.
OUR STAFF CARES
The bottom line: We care, and it shows. We’re patient. We’re kind. We listen. That’s how we’ve developed so many long-term relationships with children and their parents. Everyone on our staff is dedicated to making the Great Whites experience “great” for each child and each parent. Every aspect of dental care and orthodontics, including scheduling, procedures and insurance, is made as stress-free as possible.
WE KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING...
A child should visit the dentist by their first birthday. Leading up to their first visit, a parent can talk with the child about meeting the dentist: someone who helps us take care of our teeth. You can also help your child practice opening their mouth for the dentist to look at and count their teeth.
Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are important for chewing and eating, providing space and guiding permanent teeth into place, and are necessary for proper jawbone and muscle development. Caring for these teeth not only sets the tone for healthy dental habits going forward, but also prevents cavities and issues for the development of permanent teeth. Cavities in baby teeth can cause pain, infection, missed school days and problems with permanent teeth.
Daily brushings and flossing, a healthy diet, as well as regular visits with a dentist for cleanings and fluoride treatments can help prevent cavities. Brushing and flossing daily help keep the unhealthy plaque off teeth that weakens tooth enamel and invites decay in. A healthy diet, one that minimizes sugar intake and includes plenty of water, also helps keep teeth strong. Regular visits to a dentist can help with deeper cleanings, as well as find the onset of any decay and provide a plan to fix it.
The pediatric dentist will evaluate your child’s developing dentition and their bite at every dental check up (every six months). We will let you know if and when it would be beneficial for your child to meet the orthodontist. Often, children can wait until all of their permanent teeth have erupted before they need to see the orthodontist. Sometimes younger children, approximately 7-10 years old, may benefit from earlier treatment for more significant problems with the bite.
Early diagnosis and treatment can guide erupting teeth into a more favorable position, preserve space for permanent teeth, and reduce the likelihood of fracturing protruded front teeth.
Early treatment can help guide the growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth. It can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment, after all the permanent teeth erupt.