We Love Kids
While Dr. Khelmer is known for making adults feel comfortable in a dental office, she also offers complete preventive care for children - as young as age 1. And if your child needs braces, she can refer you to a trusted specialist. So ‘take a deep breath’ and relax, because even kids are well taken care of by Dr. Olga Khelmer. We love kids, and you’ll be able to sense that as soon as you walk into our office. We work hard to make their experiences positive ones and to give them a good start down the road to lifelong dental and oral health.
Everyone deserves a little reward for going to the dentist!
Our treasure chest, which is stocked with toy prizes, is the first place our young patients run to when their exams and cleanings are completed.
Tips for Healthy Smile
Like everyone else, children should brush their teeth at least twice a day. Brushing helps get rid of the food particles and plaque that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. That’s why it is the first step to a healthy smile. And don’t forget to have them brush their tongues.
Children should floss at least once a day. Although twice is better. Flossing is just as important as brushing. It helps gets rid of the plaque and food particles caught between the teeth — the spots that a toothbrush can’t reach.
Time to see the doctor. Follow the schedule your dentist recommends for dental visits. Children should visit their dentists regularly. Just how often depends on the age and needs of the child. During a checkup, his or her teeth will be cleaned and the dentist will look for potential problems. The earlier a problem is found, the easier and less expensive it is to treat.
Eating a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains and milk is good for a child’s body and teeth. Children shouldn’t snack too often. But when they do snack, choose something healthy. And stay away from sticky foods. The idea is to limit sweets, breads and other foods that may lead to cavities. Balance is the key. Even too much fresh fruit can lead to tooth decay.
Make an Appointment today… we’ll give you a reason to smile!