Choosing a dentist you can trust with your children is a big decision. You want a practice that is both clinically skilled and exceptional with your child's unique personality. At Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we take pride in providing kid-friendly, parent-approved dental care that exceeds even the highest expectations. We understand the importance of working with children, not against them, to effectively cultivate a co-dependent relationship built on trust and compassion. We go above and beyond to build that trust and rapport with your child.
Call today to set up an appointment with our friendly, knowledgeable pediatric dentist and we will do our best for your child to leave with a dazzling smile.
As Pediatric Dentists, we can help prevent dental-related issues that can be corrected more easily in childhood. We educate parents and children in preventive care in child-friendly terms and in a way that a developing child can be part of the process. Making a positive impression during a child's first dental visits will influence the child's view of dentistry lifelong. It is important that a child is comfortable with the dentist and staff as well as the overall environment. Our training, focused on pediatric dental needs as well as behavioral management, helps foster a positive relationship between your child and the dentist.
Our mission is to provide quality dental care for infants, children and adolescents in a comfortable, friendly environment. Oral health is closely related to overall health of the body. This particularly holds true in children. Oral Infections can easily spread to surrounding organs in children and also many systemic problems show early signs and symptoms in the mouth and teeth. We place an emphasis on nutrition and hygiene education to help every patient establish preventive habits that will keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime!
Parents should take their children to the dentist regularly, beginning with the eruption of the first tooth. Then, the dentist can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach to their children. The dentist will also go over needed preventive treatments, such as fluoride treatment and anticipatory guidance education. When added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, these tips and recommendations will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
Children with special needs can have unique needs when it comes to caring for the health of their teeth, gums, and mouth. This may be due to the symptoms of their health condition, medications, diet, trouble with eating, or oral sensitivity. Whether it's a developmental disability, a behavioral issue or a physical limitation, the dental professionals at Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are trained to provide dental care, while accommodating to your child's unique situation.
Oral health is a journey that ideally starts at a very young age with your child's first visit to Sheer Smiles. As your child gets older, new considerations arise, yet regular professional checkups and cleanings combined with effective at-home care should be constant.
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Pediatric Academy recommends your child's first dental visit within 6 months of the first tooth coming in or by the 1st birthday. In that visit, Dr. Shir can discuss with you how to take best care of your baby's teeth and oral hygiene instructions.
Putting your child to bed with a bottle of milk, sugary drinks, including fruit juices for long period of time promote the risk of early childhood caries, which was also known as bottle caries previously.
Prolonged pacifier or thumb (digit) sucking habits can cause changes in skeletal shape or teeth position of upper front teeth. Early loss of teeth can also affect the way permanent teeth develop. These conditions are highly preventable.
Children get their permanent molars starting age 6. Generally, the first or 6-year molars will be visible between ages 5 to 7. The second or 12-year molars typically come anytime between 11-13 years of age. The grooves and depression on the chewing surface of molars are perfect niche for harboring bacteria and food. Sealants are generally recommended on these teeth to prevent food and bacteria from residing in these areas.
Sealants may have been recommended for baby before pre-K, especially if baby's teeth were deeply pitted and grooved.
If your child takes up sports, the Sheer Smile Dental staff can discuss the best ways to prevent injuries. For instance, mouth guards may be customized to prevent teeth from being knocked out and reduce the force of blow to the teeth and supporting structures.
Dr. Shir offers complimentary second opinions for patients in need of her expertise.
Includes your child’s cleaning & fluoride. You can also add radiographs for only $30 more!
Sheer Smiles offers complimentary exams for children under 2 at their first dental visit.