We are happy to offer pediatric care, which focuses primarily on children from birth through adolescence. Making your child’s first dental visit comfortable and enjoyable is our duty.
Pediatric care is comprised of multiple facets of care, including child psychology. We do everything we can to create a fun and friendly atmosphere, never using scary words like “drill,” or “injection.” A positive outlook on visiting the dentist in adolescence is key to instilling a healthy dental regimen throughout adulthood. Parents are welcome to be present while we diagnose and treat your child’s oral health needs and development. You are encouraged to be present during cleanings and treatments. At Sackheim we believe it is important to build relationships with the entire family.
Pediatric care fulfills the necessary functions for maintaining the overall oral health and hygiene of children. Particular emphasis is placed on the proper maintenance and care of deciduous (baby) teeth, as they are instrumental in facilitating good chewing habits, speech development, and space for permanent teeth. We teach children about the importance of good oral hygiene and help them to understand good standard practices such as brushing and flossing. We use fun learning tools such as computer technology, models, and language that is easy for your child to understand. We also teach parents about the dangers of bad habits such as thumb sucking, and inform them of good practices that can help prevent disease and oral trauma.
Dr. Sackheim tracks growth and development in order to anticipate dental issues and quickly intervene before conditions worsen. Early corrective treatment keeps child self-esteem in tact and reduces complications in the future.
Each visit includes a check-up to monitor growth and development, decay prevention, and cavity detection. At the end of the visit, we give your child the educational tools needed for a healthy smile, and we make sure that going to the dentist is always a rewarding experience.
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