We greatly respect, appreciate, and acknowledge the trust parents have placed in us as we care for their children. Our goal is to achieve the best possible oral health for our patients through prevention, first and intervention, second.
Tooth Factory's Sparkling Services
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is recommending that children be seen as early as 6 months, or no later than his/her first birthday. Creating a great first experience may do your child a service that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
What to Expect:
- Choose to fill out paperwork online or come in and use one of our digital fairy tablets!
- Check-in with our friendly twinkle tooth agent and explore the factory!
- Your child will be called and guided through the adventurous Tooth Factory experience.
- Then it's time to take “tooth pics” with our low-dose digital diagnostic imaging.
- On to the polishing plant we go, your child’s pearly whites will get cleaned by our sparkling smile sidekicks and our blue toothbrush technology.
- Dr. CC will come in to count and inspect all of your child's teeth with her tooth counter.
- Choose a fun prize at the celebration station!
Special Needs Care
At Dr. CC’s Tooth Factory, our incredible team of pediatric dental professionals strongly believes in establishing long-term relationships with the children under our care. We take time to listen to your child and build trust. Dr. Cabello knows that a positive experience at the dentist can establish a lifetime of healthy smiles.
- Dr. CC has a special place in her heart for our autistic friends. She understands their need for regularity and is sensitive to each of their likes and dislikes. As we get to know our friends at the factory, it will be like a routine after their first visit. She seems to really connect with them which makes for a positive experience.
- Book We recommend: Sam goes to the dentist
- How to prepare:
- We will provide you with a welcome package including a set of dental instruments to allow your child to become familiarized with them.
We use child-friendly language and visual demonstrations of procedures to help the child feel like they are in control and to help avoid any fear of the unknown.
Part of making your child feel comfortable is alleviating any anxiety that they might feel about dental treatment. Our office provides several different treatment methods to best meet the needs of your child.”
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes the use of nitrous oxide as a very safe, effective technique to use for treating children’s needs. This odorless gas is mild, easily taken, then with normal breathing, it is quickly eliminated from the body. While inhaling nitrous oxide, your child remains fully conscious and maintains natural reflexes. Nitrous oxide can also help in patients with severe gag reflexes and the gas itself has mild anti-pain properties.
For some very young patients, have moderate anxiety, or have had a history of difficult treatment appointments in the past, nitrous oxide alone may not be enough to alleviate their dental anxiety. These patients may benefit from oral conscious sedation. When the anti-anxiety medication takes effect the patient is still conscious, alert, and able to communicate but may feel a bit drowsy. The majority of the effect of the medication is over after an hour.
Outpatient General Anesthesia is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children, and children with special needs who are unable to cooperate under conscious sedation or I.V. sedation. General anesthesia renders your child completely asleep. This would be the same as if he/she was having their tonsils removed, ear tubes or hernia repaired. This is performed in a hospital or outpatient setting only. While the assumed risks are greater than that of other treatment options, if this is suggested for your child, the benefits of treatment this way have been deemed to outweigh the risks. The risks of NO treatment include tooth pain, infection, swelling, the spread of new decay, damage to their developing adult teeth, and possible life-threatening hospitalization from a dental infection. Dr. Cabello has privileges at area hospitals to successfully perform your child’s treatment safely in one visit.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of an increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns, or poor oral hygiene. At Tooth Factory we proactively provide preventative services to establish healthy habits that your children will carry into adulthood. Regular dental visits help your child stay cavity-free. Teeth cleanings remove debris that builds upon the teeth, irritate the gums, and cause decay. Fluoride treatments renew the fluoride content in the enamel, strengthening teeth and preventing cavities. Hygiene instructions and nutritional counseling improve your child’s brushing and flossing, leading to cleaner teeth and healthier gums. Tooth decay isn’t the only reason for a dental visit. Dr. CC will provide an ongoing assessment of changes in your child’s oral health including functional habits that affect dental facial growth.
BPA Free – SEALANTS
BPA-free sealants protect the grooved and pitted surfaces of the teeth, especially the chewing surfaces of back teeth where most cavities in children are found. They are made of clear or shaded plastic, sealants are applied to the teeth to help keep them cavity-free. Food and bacteria build up in these crevices, placing your child in danger of tooth decay. Sealants “seal out” food and plaque, thus reducing the risk of decay.
A properly fitted mouthguard, or mouth protector, is an important piece of athletic gear that can help protect your child’s smile and should be used during any activity that could result in a blow to the face or mouth. Mouthguards help prevent broken teeth, concussions, and injuries to the lips, tongue, face, or jaw. A properly fitted mouth guard will stay in place while your child is wearing it, making it easy for them to talk and breathe.
WHITENING: We offer 2 options!
- Custom bleach trays: a tray made out of a mold of your teenager’s exact mouth.
- Opalescence Go whitening trays. an effective and EASY to use take-home system. It is a pre-filled, disposable UltraFit tray that comfortably adapts to your smile and provides molar-to-molar coverage. Wear once a day for 30 minutes and see results in about a week.
- Coconut Oil Pulling! (see our Natural tab)
When accidents or dental emergencies happen, Dr.CC and her team are here to help. A dental emergency can be a distressing experience for you and your child; fortunately, you can count on our team to help you through it and ease your child’s mind.
Common injuries include the displacement of teeth and damage to soft oral tissues such as gums. In some cases, severe accidents may require emergency medical attention. If your child is severely affected by an injury or accident, contact or visit your nearest emergency room as soon as possible. We recommend that you keep our office number on hand by saving it in your cell phone or in your vehicle so that you can call our office from anywhere. If you’re calling outside of office hours or get our voicemail, leave a detailed message about the nature of your child’s injury along with contact information and we will return your call as soon as possible—even after regular office hours.
Toothache: Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact The Tooth Factory. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact us immediately.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Cheek: Apply ice to injured areas to help control swelling. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure, call a doctor or visit the hospital emergency room.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth: If possible, find the tooth. Handle it by the crown, not by the root. You may rinse the tooth with water only. DO NOT clean with soap, scrub or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is intact, try to reinsert it in the socket. Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on a towel or something soft. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk. The patient must see The Tooth Factory IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.
Knocked-Out Baby Tooth: Contact The Tooth Factory during business hours. This is not usually an emergency, and in most cases, no treatment is necessary.
Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth: Contact The Tooth Factory immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If possible, locate and save any broken tooth fragments and bring them with you.
Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth: Contact The Tooth Factory.
Severe Blow to the Head: Take your child to the nearest hospital or emergency room immediately.
Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw: Keep the jaw from moving and take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room.
- We do respect the stance some parents take on fluoride and we offer a FLUORIDE free visit with alternative natural toothpaste and MI Paste if needed.
- The factory uses only BIOCOMPATIBLE materials
- Coconut oil pulling is a good alternative way to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums. Used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure that is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. Oil pulling works by cleaning (detoxifying) the oral cavity in a similar way that soap cleans dirty dishes. It literally sucks the dirt (toxins) out of your mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment that contributes to the proper oral flora needed to prevent cavities and disease.
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