Your Dental Home in Las Vegas
Building Bright Futures, One Smile at a Time
At Children’s Dental Center, we believe in building a dental home that your child can rely on for a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles. Our board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Todd Milne, and our compassionate team work tirelessly to create a comfortable and fun environment for your child. From preventive care to specialized treatments, we offer a range of dental services to meet your child’s unique needs. Our personalized approach focuses on building relationships with our patients and their families to ensure the highest level of care.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a specialized dental professional who has obtained additional training and education to provide dental care for infants, children, and adolescents. They also have expertise in managing children’s behavioral and developmental needs, making the dental experience more comfortable and less stressful for young patients. Choosing a pediatric dentist for your child offers a number of benefits, including specialized knowledge and training in pediatric dental care, a focus on preventive care and early intervention, and an understanding of the unique needs of children.
Pediatric Exam & Cleaning
At Children’s Dental Center, we believe that regular pediatric dental exams and cleanings are essential for maintaining healthy and long-lasting smiles. During the exam, Dr. Milne will check for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues. They will also take the time to educate your child (and also parents!) about the importance of good oral hygiene and provide personalized recommendations for maintaining a healthy smile. Our gentle and experienced dental hygienists will then provide a thorough cleaning, removing plaque and tartar buildup to leave your child’s teeth feeling fresh and clean.
Fluoride treatment is an essential part of pediatric dental care, as it helps strengthen your child’s teeth and prevent cavities. At Children’s Dental Center, we offer fluoride treatments to our young patients as part of their routine dental care. By applying fluoride directly to your child’s teeth, we can help protect them from decay and ensure they have a strong and healthy smile for years to come. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and ensure that your child receives the benefits of fluoride treatment.
Looking for a way to protect your child’s teeth from cavities? Dental sealants may be the answer! At Children’s Dental Center, we offer this simple and effective procedure as part of our comprehensive pediatric dental services. Sealants are a thin, protective coating applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth, where cavities most commonly form. This simple and painless procedure can provide long-lasting protection against tooth decay, helping to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about dental sealants and how they can benefit your child’s oral health.
Pulp therapy, which involves removing decayed or infected tooth pulp, is an important treatment option for children with extensive tooth decay. This procedure helps preserve the tooth as much as possible. At Children’s Dental Center, we understand that this procedure may sound daunting for both parents and children, which is why we make it a priority to ensure that it is as comfortable as possible for our young patients. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us to discuss pulp therapy options for your child’s dental needs.
We offer custom-made pediatric mouthguards to help prevent dental injuries and keep your child’s teeth and gums safe. Whether your child plays soccer, basketball, or any other high-impact sport, our mouthguards provide an added layer of protection against accidental impacts or collisions. Made from durable and comfortable materials, our mouthguards are designed to fit your child’s unique mouth shape for maximum effectiveness. Don’t let a sports injury harm your child’s smile – schedule an appointment today to learn more about our pediatric mouthguards.
Pediatric x-rays are an important part of your child’s dental care. These can help detect and diagnose dental problems that may not be visible during a clinical examination. Radiographs can also be used to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results of an injury, or plan orthodontic treatment. At Children’s Dental Center, we follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and may request radiographs approximately once a year for most children. Our team takes special care to minimize radiation exposure and uses contemporary safeguards, including lead body aprons and shields, to ensure your child’s safety during any necessary x-rays.
What to Do When Your Child Has a Dental Emergency
If your child is experiencing a toothache, staying calm and assessing the situation is important. First, rinse their mouth with warm water and use dental floss to gently remove any food particles that may be stuck between their teeth. If the pain persists, use an over-the-counter pain reliever and apply a cold compress to any swollen areas. Contact our office immediately for an appointment, as toothaches can be a sign of a serious dental issue, and prompt treatment is important to prevent further damage or infection.
Good Diet = Healthy Teeth
Good nutrition is essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Eating a balanced diet rich in calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D can help keep your child’s teeth strong and resistant to decay. It’s important to limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks, as they can erode tooth enamel and lead to cavities. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to promote good oral health. By making healthy eating choices, your child can enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come.
Fun and Effective Techniques for Brushing Kids' Teeth
Getting kids to brush their teeth can be challenging, but it’s an important part of their oral health routine. At Children’s Dental Center, we offer fun and effective techniques to help make brushing teeth a positive experience for kids. Our dental team can recommend toothbrushes and toothpaste flavors that kids will enjoy using, as well as provide tips for making brushing time fun, such as singing songs or playing games. We also encourage parents to supervise brushing to ensure their child is brushing effectively and for the recommended two minutes twice daily.