Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentists know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them comfortable. In addition, pediatric dentists use specially designed equipment in offices that are arranged and decorated with children in mind.

Dr. Tamara Brown offers a wide range of treatment options, as well as expertise and training to care for your child's teeth, gums, and mouth. When your pediatrician suggests that your child receive a dental exam, you can be assured that Dr. Brown will provide the best possible care.

Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries-an infectious disease-is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.

As a Pediatric Dentist Dr. Tamara Brown has completed:

  • Four years of dental school
  • Two additional years of residency training in dentistry for infants, children, teens, and children with special needsDr. Tamara Brown provides comprehensive oral health care that includes the following:
    • Infant oral health exams, which include risk assessment for caries in mother and child
    • Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations.
    • Habit counseling (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking)
    • Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite (orthodontics)
    • Repair of tooth cavities or defects
    • Diagnosis of conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit disorder
    • Management of gum diseases and conditions including ulcers, short frenula, mucoceles, and pediatric periodontal disease
    • Care for dental injuries (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth)