Did you know that children who start seeing the dentist by age one have fewer cavities throughout their entire life? Both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that a child's first visit to the dentist should occur no later than age one. During this visit, Dr. Taylor will perform an infant exam to evaluate development, hygiene, bottle-feeding or breast-feeding habits and general diet etc. to make sure those teeth stay healthy!
Dr. Taylor is trained and qualified to treat every aspect of pediatric oral health. This includes preventive services, such as: cleanings, x-rays, oral exams, and sealants. And just as no two children are the same, neither are two mouths. When your child's x-rays show a need for restorative treatment, Dr. Taylor will discuss recommended procedures with you in detail. Treatment could include composite (white) fillings, amalgam (silver) fillings, stainless steel crowns, pulpotomy or pulpectomy otherwise known as root canal therapy, and sometimes even extraction. No matter the case, you can be assured that Dr. Taylor and her staff will explain everything thoroughly to you.
At All About Smiles we offer nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas", to help calm children with mild to moderate anxiety about dental work. For children who are very apprehensive or have extensive treatment needs, conscious sedation may be necessary. Conscious sedation is a procedure using "sleepy juice" or additional oral medications to help relax your child. "Sleepy juice" is intended to make your child drowsy, and they may possibly fall asleep, but they will remain conscious. If your child is very young, unable to tolerate treatment in the office with nitrous and/or conscious sedation, or has special needs, Dr. Taylor can perform treatment safely in one visit under general anesthesia with an anesthetist in our office, or at The Center of Surgical Arts in Salt Lake City. Our office will discuss this option with you if necessary.