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Care of Children

dad and sonSpecial care is taken to insure that your child is properly cared for at our office. It is our philosophy at Maple Ridge that for children, an enjoyable experience with the dentist will create a healthy environment for future optimum dental health. In short, if the children are not scared of the dentist, they are more likely to continue taking care of their teeth throughout their lives.

Although most children begin losing baby teeth as early as 6 years of age, they do not complete the loss of deciduous teeth until as late as 13. During those years, the baby teeth not only provide chewing capability, but they also function to maintain space for the subsequent eruption of the larger permanent teeth. Our job is to make sure that the “temporary” baby teeth remain strong, and healthy so that your child can remain pain free. We also want to be sure that the permanent teeth are healthy when they erupt.

Our team of dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists are well equipped to care for your dental health. If your child is apprehensive, or nervous about seeing the dentist, we are confident that we can put their mind at ease. During restorative appointments (fillings, etc), nitrous oxide is available to help relax our younger patients. If a further level of sedation is needed, Dr. Sladics carries privileges at Charlevoix Area Hospital, and can utilize their operating room services, which includes the use of general anesthesia.

Many children present with small cavities which can be restored with the use of our Waterlase dental laser (see laser dentistry. This is ideal for pediatrics, because the procedure can be completed without the use of local anesthesia (numbing with an injection).

The Maple Ridge Dental Group welcomes patients of all ages, and is adequately prepared to provide care to your children.