At Chawla Orthodontics, we provide comprehensive dental care for children who are 13 years of age or younger, and patients who have special needs through our pediatric dentists. We have been at the forefront of providing world class service for years. The design of our office ensures your comfort and that of your child!
The Recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry…
Children should be taken to see the dentist when they are a year old. It’s important that the teeth of your child get the best care as they erupt. We will make sure they start benefiting from good oral habits right away.
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Meet our pediatric dentist!
Our pediatric dental specialists, Dr. Rhiannon Holcombe and Dr. Sudhir K. Bhatia have active memberships with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and has gone through years of extra training before becoming a pediatric dentist. They love to spend quality time with every child while providing them with impeccable care. They are passionate about helping anxious young patients, transforming them into children who are happy to visit the dentist. Their belief is that when children enjoy their visit, they will look forward to seeing the dentist, which will instill a lifetime of proper dental habits into them.
Aside from routine checkups, Dr. Bhatia and Dr. Holcombe screen patients for dental developmental abnormalities, orthodontic needs, and counsel parents of children with oral habits like thumb sucking. They are also trained and experienced in the area of treating children who have special needs or who have been medically compromised.
Visiting the Dentist
You should visit our dentists with your child once in six months for checkups and routine dental cleanings to keep their teeth strong. It is also recommended that they use tooth sealants, as they fill the deep grooves in the teeth and prevent decay. Sealants can last many years, but need to be checked regularly during your child’s visits.
Make sure you examine the child’s teeth every two weeks as they erupt, checking for discoloration or lines which may be signs of decay. Remember that liquids and sugary foods can be bad for a new tooth, so ensure that your child brushes after meals. For the best oral hygiene, brushing two times a day is recommended.
Make sure that your child starts brushing as soon as the first tooth erupts. This first tooth should be brushed with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. Do not use fluoride children who are younger than two years of age unless your healthcare professional advises you to do so. You should review proper tooth brushing procedures with your child.
Also, regular flossing is another good oral hygiene habit, and Dr. Bhatia or Dr. Holcombe will let you know the right time to begin flossing. Get in touch with our dental office right away if you notice any sign of decay.
Making your child’s experience memorable!
Our ultra modern practice is fun place for children and parents alike. We boast an attractive game room where children can relax by playing games on our Xbox 360 or PS3. There are also lots of children movies in our treatment and waiting rooms. Parents are encouraged to make use of our complimentary Wi-Fi while they wait. We also specialize in many aspects of dentistry and we have board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, as well as board-certified orthodontists in our multi-specialty office. Also, we provide safe sedation dentistry using flavored nitrous oxide or in-office sedation for procedures that are more complicated.