For good dental health we recommend that parents assist children in brushing their teeth when they are young – kids don’t have the ability to do a thorough job until they are older. Your child should also not take a bottle or sippy cut to bed, as this promotes tooth decay.With the fluoride in our water and home use of a fluoride rinse, tooth decay is very rare in children. In those instances where the dentist does need to ‘chase away a cavity bug’ we use ‘happy air’ and give the tooth some ‘sleepy juice’ for a pain free process. We use filling materials that release fluoride to help prevent further decay around the filling and top off the filing with a beautiful white star that looks just like part of the tooth. At each of your child’s preventative appointments we assess the spacing between teeth as well as the way his/her teeth come together. If we feel that an orthodontic consultation is needed, we will recommend it immediately and give you information for a highly qualified orthodontist in your area.