Pediatric Dentistry

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Dental Hygiene

We know that preventative care is essential to your dental health, we will put together a detailed plan of action both for in office and home care.  Our office works with you to create the most effective oral hygiene program for your individualized needs. We will ensure that after your visit with us you are fully aware of your oral status. We will also emphasize and review oral hygiene procedures that should be practiced at home to keep your healthy smile for many years.


Sealants are used to protect your healthy molars from cavities. Usually sealants are done in children starting at age 6 and going up to age 12. A sealant is a clear or whitish coating that goes on top of your teeth to act as a barrier against bacteria and plaque and may reduce the possibility of getting a cavity. Adults may choose to have sealants placed on their molars as well.

N2O Sedation

It is no secret that most of us do not like going to the dentist. In fact, many people go years without even a check-up or cleaning. Some reasons for avoiding the dentist include:

  • Fear of needles, drills, or other dental instruments
  • Past traumatic dental experiences
  • Sensitive teeth and/or difficulty getting numb
  • Discomfort with the smells, noises, and tastes that accompany dental work.

Our state of the art pediatric dentists specialize in the unique oral health needs of the youngest of patients. Here, every child can feel comfortable. Parents are more than welcome to accompany their child back into the treatment area during the appointment. There’s plenty of room for the stroller, so bring your entire family!

Shukan Kanuga DDS
Pediatric Dentist