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Pediatric Dentistry

We know visiting the dentist can be a scary experience for many children. And we also know it doesn’t have to be this way.

At Norge Dental Center, we are committed to teaching your children the best habits and techniques to maintain a happy, healthy mouth. We combine fun, education, and our experience with pediatric dentistry to provide a friendly atmosphere.

From our pediatric wing to the Happy Visit, the Norge Experience for kids is an overwhelmingly positive one. Whether they come in for a checkup, braces, or a mouthguard, we strive to keep your children’s smile safe while they play.

Your children will feel at home in our Williamsburg office as they walk into the pediatric suite. We designed this separate wing to make your children feel welcome and comfortable. When they’re comfortable, they’re happy—and that’s our goal! Our pediatric suite features TVs and headphones to make your children comfortable and their visit more enjoyable. We’ll show your kids how a visit to their dentist can be fun. And once they’ve had a ride in the chair or met Mr. Thirsty, they’ll be glad you brought them!

NEW & CURRENT PATIENTS Book your appointment and adopt Douglas today! Book Now 

DOUGLAS IS THE TOOTH FAIRY’S
FAVORITE PET MONSTER.

He’s a bit shy, he’s just a baby. Douglas is in training right now. He has a lot of learning to do! Just like when you bring a new pet home, Douglas has to be trained on good habits. He is learning all about how to keep his smile healthy. While in training, Douglas and the tooth fairy have many adventures – they go everywhere together!

Download Your Tooth Fairy Kit

Make your own tooth fairy pillow pet! Download this kit for a fun, easy project on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Best of all, your tooth will have a fuzzy friend to cuddle with until the tooth fairy arrives.

Inside you’ll meet Douglas, read his story, and find these goodies:

  • Instructions on how to create your own tooth fairy pillow pet
  • A goodbye letter to your tooth, in case you’re sleeping when the tooth fairy comes
  • Instructions to the tooth fairy on your tooth’s special care and handling
  • Instructions on how to identify the tooth fairy in the morning
Submit your information below, and your Tooth Fairy Kit will be on its way to your inbox.

Happy Visit—Introducing Children to Norge Dental Center

Kids new to our Williamsburg office get the grand tour—or as we like to call it, a Happy Visit! Each visit starts with introducing your child to what a typical visit consists of:
  • A ride in the dental chair—Wee!
  • Meeting Mr. Thirsty—Glug, glug, glug.
  • Counting teeth—One, two, three…
  • Learning about Douglas, the tooth fairy’s pet, and how he helps children take care of their teeth—Hi, I’m Douglas!
  • Learning how to floss, and the best technique for brushing two times a day.
Once your children have had their Happy Visit, they might be the ones urging you to book their next appointment!

 Pediatric Dentistry Services


Age-Appropriate Checkups

We see patients as young as three years old. Checkups for very young children may include digital X-rays, a complete periodontal assessment, and a bite and jaw movement evaluation. What your child’s dentist covers will always depend on your child’s specific needs and age.


Regular Exams and Cleanings

Regular dental checkups are an integral part of maintaining your children’s oral health, and during each exam, the dentist will:

  • Perform a thorough check for hard-to-notice teeth problems.
  • Check for cavities and other signs of tooth decay.
  • Inspect their gums and teeth for gingivitis and other signs of periodontal disease.
  • Perform a full cleaning of their teeth.

Checkups usually take less than 30 minutes and include a detailed teeth cleaning—cleaning, polishing, and rinsing to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup. At Norge Dental Center, we recommend bringing your child in every six months for a checkup.


Bonding

Tooth bonding is a conservative method to repair minor chips, discoloration, or misaligned teeth. The bonding agent is available in a variety of tooth-colored shades to give your child a seamless smile.

Instead of amalgam, we can substitute this bonding material in fillings. Some of our patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is less noticeable than silver. Depending on the location and extent of tooth decay, bonded fillings can fit most teeth.

We can usually complete the tooth bonding treatment in one sitting at Norge Dental Center. Bonding is also more cost effective when compared to other cosmetic procedures; but bonding can stain and is less durable than a cosmetic alternative such as porcelain veneers.

Your child’s dentist can repair broken or chipped bonding, so if you notice something, give us a call.


Fillings

Fillings are a restorative treatment used to return functionality and structural integrity to your child’s tooth if tooth decay or injury has caused any damage. There are two different kinds of fillings—direct and indirect—along with a number of materials. Indirect fillings usually take two or more visits, and they may include inlays or veneers fabricated from composite or ceramic material. We can complete direct fillings, in a single visit, which we’ll place directly into the prepared cavity.

Available materials include:

  • Gold
  • Porcelain
  • Composite
  • Ceramic
  • Plastic compounds

The difference in material is reflected in its cost, durability, and ability to mimic the natural appearance of surrounding teeth. Your child’s dentist will explain the differences in detail to help you make the right decision for your child’s smile.


Fluoride

Fluoride treatments can help prevent cavities, tooth decay, and plaque buildup. Your child’s dentist can complete the treatment in a couple of minutes, making it an efficient and worthwhile part of your child’s continued oral health. We might recommend a fluoride treatment every 3, 6, or 12 months depending on individual needs and oral health.


Checkups and Cleanings

Mouthguards

A major concern for many parents with children involved in sports is the safety of their smile. Injuries on the field can lead to broken or chipped teeth, which is why mouthguards are an essential part of protecting your active child’s smile.

Mouthguards help protect teeth and gums from injuries, so choosing the right one is important. There are three basic kinds of mouthguards:

  • Pre-Made Mouthguard
  • Boil-and-Bite” Fitted Mouthguard
  • Custom-Made Mouthguard

Part of our job is helping you and your children choose the right mouthguard, and that includes showing them how to wear and clean it. It’s essential that they have a mouthguard that fits well, is tear-resistant, and doesn’t interfere with their breathing.


Sealants

Brushing isn’t always enough when it comes to the hard-to-reach spots in your child’s mouth. There are many grooves and tiny cracks in your child’s teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. Without regular cleaning, these areas may develop tooth decay. Sealants can protect your child’s teeth against decay and cavities by covering any grooves or cracks.

Dental sealants last anywhere from three to five years, and only provide protection while fully intact. These plastic resin sealants bond and harden in the deep grooves of your child’s tooth surface. This makes brushing more effective as any grooves become smoother, making it harder for plaque to hide.

Sealants are a common preventive measure against tooth decay after your child’s permanent teeth have come in. If your child already has sealants, and they come off, contact Norge Dental Center, and we’ll schedule an appoint to have the teeth resealed.

 

The Norge Experience—For Kids!

Parents, take advantage of our spacious pediatric suite to keep your little ones happy and comfortable when they come in for their appointments. We will do everything we can to make their checkups run smoothly, whether it’s having an empathetic nurse on standby, or brightening their mood while we brighten their smile with a TV, headphones, and a playful place to relax.

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