Pediatric Dental Services Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

COMPREHENSIVE PEDIATRIC DENTAL CARE

Dedicated to healthy teeth for bright futures, our caring, professional team believes in prevention first and foremost. Preventing decay, infection and other dental problems is our primary goal. Targeting healthy habits is a group effort between our team members, you and your child. We work hard to ensure that your child understands the importance of good oral hygiene so they can smile with confidence as they grow. In our fun, patient-centered environment, we strive to make it relaxed and enjoyable, while providing the following preventative care and dental treatments.

  • Infant Oral Health guidance
  • Oral Health Exam
  • Digital X-rays (as needed)
  • Gentle cleanings
  • Dietary Counseling to prevent cavities
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Orthodontic Evaluations
  • Sealants (BPA-free)
  • Custom Athletic Sports mouth guards
  • Nightguards
  • Complimentary expectant mother consults
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation (laughing gas)
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Valium Sedation for older children
  • In-Office IV Sedation performed by a Licensed Anesthesiologist
  • Tooth colored fillings (BPA-free)
  • Pulp Therapy for baby teeth
  • Space Maintainers
  • Sliver Diamine Fluoride (interim cavity treatment)
  • Tooth colored Zirconia Crowns
  • Silver crowns
  • Dental Frenectomy (to treat tongue tie and high lip frenums)
  • Cosmetic Restoration

 

Routine Exams (checkups) are generally recommended every six months to allow for future prevention of dental disease. Regular visits also allow us to develop a positive relationship with your child and reinforce healthy habits that are sometimes harder for parents to enforce.

Emergency Care

Dr. Bright offers 24-hour emergency care for trauma, tooth pain and dental related infections.  If your child faces a dental emergency, give us a call immediately at 904-584-9004. We are always here to assist when your child’s dental health is at risk. Below are tips on dealing with urgent dental situations.

 

Knocked Out Tooth

If your child knocks out a tooth, pick up the tooth by the crown, gently rinse it under cold water to remove any debris then reposition the tooth back into its socket. If you can’t do this, place the tooth in milk, saline or saliva (just not water!) and call our office immediately.

 

Toothache

If your child complains of a toothache, rinse his or her mouth with warm water and inspect the teeth to be sure there is nothing caught between them. If pain continues, use a cold compress to ease the pain. Do not apply heat, aspirin or any kind of topical pain reliever directly to the affected area, as this can cause damage to the gums. Children’s pain relievers, ibuprofen or acetaminophen, may be taken orally. Contact us to schedule an appointment immediately.

 

Bitten or Cut Lip, Tongue, or Cheek

If your child has a bitten lip or tongue severe enough to cause bleeding, clean the bite gently with water and use a cold compress (a cold, wet towel or washcloth pressed firmly against the area) to reduce or avoid swelling. Give us a call to help determine how serious the bite is.

 

Possible Broken Jaw

If a fractured jaw is suspected, try to keep the jaws from moving by using a towel or handkerchief, then take the child to the nearest hospital emergency room.

 

Avoiding Injury

You can help your child avoid dental emergencies. Child-proof your house to avoid falls. Don’t let your child chew on ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard foods. And if your child plays contact sports, have him or her wear a mouthguard. Ask us about creating a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard for your child. Finally, prevent toothaches with regular brushing, flossing, and visits to our office.

 

Please visit our FAQ page for more information on emergency care.

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