Bring the whole family to Solterra Dentistry! We see everyone from grandparents to children, and have the world class facilities needed to accommodate them. Solterra Dentistry is your one stop shop for comprehensive dentistry for everyone.
Oral health is important for the entire family! Not only do we offer comprehensive dentistry for the whole family, but we also offer sedation dentistry options for those who aren't the most comfortable at the dentist. If you or a loved one has been putting off seeing the dentist due to a fear of dental procedures, check out our options for sedation dentistry below.
According to the CDC about 1 in 5 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one untreated decayed tooth, 1 in 7 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 have at least one untreated decayed tooth. The good news is that cavities are preventable and children are extremely receptive to many treatments such as fluoride and dental sealants. Naturally, children rarely take their oral health seriously so it is important to pay attention to your child's mouth and periodically check to see if there are any abnormalities.
Good oral habits are extremely important for children's oral and overall health It is important that your child learns from an early age to brush their teeth at least twice a day for two minutes. For children under the age of 6 make sure that your child uses only a small amount of toothpaste, a soft bristle toothbrush and make sure your child always spits their toothpaste instead of swallowing it. Helping your child brush their teeth from a young age will teach them great oral health habits that will last a lifetime and save you money down the road.
Aside from local anesthesia that is common in most dental procedures, there are also more options for those who don't feel comfortable in the dentist's chair. We pride ourselves on providing a relaxing experience for all our patients and offer many types of sedation, from inhaled minimal sedation (nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas"), oral sedation, all the way to general anesthesia in some cases.
Before we administer any form of sedation we always make sure to check your medical history and consider a variety of factors to determine whether you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry. With years of clinical and real-world research, sedation dentistry has been an extremely regular and safe practice for decades. For those who find themselves uncomfortable at the dentist, sedation can be a great solution to making visiting the dentist a relaxing experience.