At Kids Tooth Team, we are happy to offer minimally-invasive dental treatment options. In addition to traditional dental restorative options like crowns and fillings, we offer drill-less dentistry techniques like ICON and the Hall crown technique. These options may not be the right fit for every child or every tooth, but by focusing on minimally-invasive techniques, Dr. Alex can ensure your child feels safe and comfortable. Keep your child’s smile healthy and schedule an appointment today to discuss these options with Dr. Alex!
We exclusively offer composite dental fillings at our practice (no silver fillings here!), which are made from a special type of dental resin. Compared to metal-amalgam “silver” fillings, tooth-colored composite fillings provide a tighter hold, strengthen the tooth more effectively, and provide a more natural smile for your child.
If your child loses a baby tooth early, they may need a space maintainer. These are placed in the area where their missing tooth used to be. They help ensure that the surrounding teeth don’t shift, which could interfere with proper dental development.
A frenectomy may be required if your child has tongue tie (ankyloglossia) or upper lip tie. This procedure involves snipping the band of tissue that restricts your child’s oral range of motion, restoring the proper function of their lips or tongue.
This technique has become a popular topic to discuss on social media and we feel that it is important to note that not every child needs their tongue or lip “clipped” just because they have thick tissue present under their tongue or top lip. Though Dr. Alex does perform and offer this procedure, she takes a very holistic approach to classify the type of tongue or lip attachment, and reviews any feeding or speech concerns before offering this service.
We, of course, only want to diagnose and treat the patients that actually need this procedure and do not take the recommendation of surgery to any infant or child lightly. If you have been told your child needs this procedure and you would like a second opinion, please call us for a free consultation.
We offer the most gentle baby and adult tooth extractions possible, including extraction of adult teeth needed to make room for braces or due to large cavities. Due to Dr. Alex’s training at a surgical-based hospital residency, she can even provide surgical tooth extractions when necessary. Dr. Alex also offers a specialized service to surgically extract “mesiodens,” which are extra teeth that usually grow around or under the central incisors (front teeth).