Our team’s mission is to treat every child with the same honesty, compassion and quality of service as we would for our own families. We want to make a positive impact in the lives of children and families by providing safe, high quality dental and orthodontic care in a family-friendly environment.
In addition to four years of dental school, Dr. Liz completed an additional three years of training in pediatric dentistry and went through an extensive board certification process. This gives her a deeper understanding of the changes children go through as their teeth develop. From gaining their first teeth to losing their last, Dr. Liz can anticipate each and every change and what children’s specific needs are according to their growth. As a mother of two kids herself, she can relate to the parents facing everyday challenges of managing oral care for their children.
Dr. Liz set out to open her practice with the goal of building a community. At your first visit, we want you and your children to exploreand take advantage of all of the great amenities. Draw some pictures, practice brushing at the toothbrushing station, or just make yourself at home! is most excited about building relationships with you and growing with you over time. You can expect plenty of time to get to know us at your first appointment, along with an oral exam, cleaning, and x rays.
You can easily schedule a new patient appointment online and fill out the new patient forms at home. Upload insurance cards, methods of payment and your children’s medical and dental history all in one place! If you have any questions before your first appointment, please reach out to our team.
To get comfortable with our office and amenities, we recommend visiting Our Team and Our Office pages on our website and talk about your child’s visit to the dentist a few days beforehand. Feel free to show them photos of our office and so they feel confident and excited about coming to see us!
AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends establishing a dental home by the age of one to set a solid foundation on keeping good oral hygiene practice and healthy dietary habits.
The short answer is the sooner the better! There are rubber or silicone toothbrushes for infants that you can start rubbing on the gum area before their first tooth erupts. If you know your baby is teething, this brushing sensation can be a soothing remedy for sore gums. There is no need to use toothpaste on a baby who's toothless, but after the first tooth comes in you can start using children’s training toothpaste so you don’t have to worry about them swallowing. Aim for 30 seconds of brushing to start, then go up to a minute and eventually 2 minutes. When a toddler’s teeth are touching you can begin flossing! Using a floss stick might be an easier way to start, and as children get older you can introduce string floss. We are happy to practice all of this at our toothbrushing station when you’re here!
X-Ray images are an important part of making sure your child's teeth are developing normally and remaining healthy. Without the x-ray images, we cannot fully assess the location and size of cavities. For example, we would not be able to check if there are cavities in between the tight contacts of the teeth without taking x-rays. They also aid in diagnosing any missing or impacted teeth in the jaw bones. Depending on your child's cavity history, we would recommend to update x-rays every 6-12 months. We use digital scanning technology that makes x-rays quick, easy, and safe for everyone!
If a cavity is left untreated on a primary tooth, it can lead to infection, swelling of the gums and face, or cause severe pain. There’s a strong likelihood that untreated cavities affect the development of permanent teeth as well. Primary molars don’t typically fall out until children are 12 or older and can have a big influence on overall oral health if they are left untreated. Getting a cavity filled might be a little scary for your young children, which is why we use various sedation options, distraction methods (TV, fidget toys), and we take our time explaining and talking to your child to make sure the experience is as comfortable and gentle as possible. We will walk you through the entire process and talk about at home care in order to prevent future cavities.