Dr. Sanders & Dr. Miller are happy to offer services as family dentists. They understand that adults & children have different needs & address them all. Adults want the best technology, the most informed doctors & the highest-quality care, while kids want to be comfortable & respected. Creekside Family Dental offers the best of both worlds. Best of all, Dr. Sanders & Dr. Miller have extensive experience working with children & teens, so that they can make the dental experience more enjoyable for everyone.
Teaching your kids the right way to take care of their smile is very important. Dr. Sanders & Dr. Miller would be glad to give both you & your child the oral hygiene education you need to keep you clean & cavity-free. Begin daily brushing as soon as the child’s first tooth comes in. A pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste can be used after the child is old enough to not swallow it. By age 4 or 5, children should be able to brush their own teeth twice a day with supervision. This supervision should continue until about age 7, in order to make sure they are doing a thorough job. However, each child’s progress will be different. Flossing removes plaque between the teeth, where a toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing should begin when any two teeth touch. You may wish to floss the child’s teeth until he or she can do it alone. Don’t forget behind the four teeth in the back!
These oral hygiene tips are important, especially for your kids. By educating them at a younger age, they’ll have the correct knowledge to provide them with a lifetime of excellent dental health! Call Creekside Family Dental for your appointment & consultation today!
Low-Radiation Digital X-Rays
Creekside Family Dental offers in-office digital x-rays for your convenience. Digital x-rays are computer-generated images that require up to 90% less radiation than conventional film-type x-rays. Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide x-ray film, which must be developed & then fixed in caustic & environmentally damaging solutions, the new system takes pictures via a small electronic sensor. A picture of the tooth is instantaneously transmitted onto the monitor in the treatment room so we can see your teeth & surrounding structures immediately.
X-rays, also known as radiographs, have long been part of preventive care in dentistry. X-rays pass through the soft tissues of the face & mouth (lips, cheeks, etc.) & are absorbed by the hard material of teeth & bone. This allows the dentist to see potential oral health issues that may not be easily visible to the naked eye. X-rays are used primarily to find cavities, but dentists also use them to look at tooth roots, the health of bone surrounding the tooth, to assess possible periodontal (gum) disease problems & to keep track of development in younger patients.
The immediacy of digital x-rays allows the dentist to assess the health of your teeth & identify potential problems right away. Because the images from digital x-rays are available immediately, the dentist can also share these images with you while you’re still in the dental chair, allowing you to see & understand your oral health condition as the dentist explains it.
Wake up to a more healthy & beautiful smile with amazingly comfortable sedation dentistry. We care for patients who:
- are afraid of needles & shots.
- have had bad experiences before.
- have not been to the dentist in a long time.
- always gag when having dental work done.
- just can’t seem to get numb.
- feel their teeth are too far gone for traditional treatment.