At our general dentistry office, Dr. Hilma Rodriguez performs numerous dental procedures to promote good oral health. Our office is a warm and inviting environment with friendly staff members always available to assist you.
In this field of dentistry, we analyze the areas around your teeth in order to prevent tooth loss, gum disease and degeneration of the jaw bone. Although tooth brushing is stressed in preventing, periodontal diseases are a leading cause of adult tooth loss.
If you have a dental emergency, please call our office so we may prepare for your arrival. For a lost tooth, place it in a glass of milk and immediately bring it to our office. After 30 minutes, it becomes more unlikely your tooth can be successfully reattached to its roots. It is important to keep the tooth moist, so if milk is unavailable, place it in between your cheek and gum. Parents: if you believe the tooth poses a choking risk to your child, have your child spit in to a small cup so the tooth is protected by the saliva. Be sure not to touch the root structure, this can damage the tooth and may prevent successful reattachment.
We always accept dental emergencies and new patients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
For patients who experience fear or anxiety during dental procedures, we offer nitrous oxide sedation for a more relaxed dental procedure.
We understand the fears that children and others experience during a visit to the dentist. Dr. Rodriguez and her staff have extensive experience helping ease the anxiety children sometimes experience during a dental visit.
Tips for Your Child’s Oral Health
As you raise your child, it is important to get your child into the habit of caring for his oral health. Children who form good dental habits early on often have excellent oral health later on in life. Just as your toddler discovers hygiene as an essential part of everyday life, he will also view dental care in the same light.
As your toddler’s first set of teeth come in, get him accustomed to brushing with non-fluoride “training” toothpaste that is non-toxic if swallowed. Toddlers often find tooth brushing to be a new and exciting activity.
Allowing your toddler to choose a toothbrush is another great way to involve him in oral health practices. Many beginner toothbrushes also come with musical or light-up timers to help your child understand the correct length of brushing.
Once your child becomes accustomed to brushing, gargling and spitting, you may then move him on to fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, bringing your child in for regular dental checkups is a great way to maintain her oral health.
Contact us today and we’ll discuss your family’s oral health needs, including checkups and cleanings.