Children's Dentistry


Children’s Dentistry: Making dental care fun for little ones

Teaching good habits and ensuring your kids get proper pediatric dental care at an early age is the key to a lifetime of healthy teeth. Dr. Montgomery and his entire staff provide a comfortable fun environment to make pediatric dentistry fun and painless.

All our child patients are scheduled exclusively with a highly experienced dental hygienist, not a dental assistant, so your child is being taken care of by a more experienced and better-trained dental specialist.

We’ve provided mercury-free dental restorations exclusively for the last 25 years that have a long life and prevent children from potentially harmful substances. We also maintain a latex-free environment for your child’s safety.

Plus, since we provide orthodontic care as well as children’s maintenance dentistry, we can monitor your child’s growth and development, and be able to recommend an optimum time for orthodontic care if it is needed. Your family can count on Montgomery Dental care for delivering safe, high-quality care to both young and senior members of your entire family.

Preventing Common Tooth Decay by Protecting Your Children’s Oral Health

From your children’s first dental checkup to providing dental sealants on permanent molars, braces, and more, we provide comprehensive preventive dental care. Your children’s dental visits can be both fun and eliminate or reduce dental issues that might otherwise worsen and sometimes become urgent.

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease that children face right here in the United States. Pew Research reports in a February 16, 2016 article titled Children’s Dental Health Disparities that “Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among U.S. children, five times as prevalent as asthma.”

Our summary of this research:

* Tooth decay is five times more common than kids who struggle with asthma related symptoms.

* Research proves that pediatric dental care is one our country’s paramount unmet children’s health needs, particularly in low-income, minority, and rural neighborhoods.

* School-based tooth sealant programs result in research data that indicates a reduction in tooth decay levels by an average of 60 percent over a five-year time frame.

Decreasing Sugar Intake Will Protect Your Children’s Teeth

Dental research published in the journal BMC Public Health addresses how sugary sweets are the root cause of tooth decay in kids and adults.

Studies led by the University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine researched public health records from across the globe that revealed that people in the U.S. especially struggle with tooth decay. Called the most common non-infectious disease worldwide, it stems from consuming sugar in excessive amounts. Consider the significance of their findings that between 60 to 90% of school-age youth and 92% of grownups in the U.S. have experienced tooth decay.

“Only 2% of people at all ages living in Nigeria had tooth decay when their diet contained almost no sugar, around 2g per day. This is in stark contrast to the USA, where 92% of adults have experienced tooth decay,” study lead and author Aubrey Sheiham, emeritus professor of Dental Public Health at University College London, stated.

The research article posted on 12 May 2014 was titled “A reappraisal of the quantitative relationship between sugar intake and dental caries: the need for new criteria for developing goals for sugar intake”. The relationship between cavities and sugars is unmistakable.

“We need to make sure that use of fruit juices and the concept of sugar-containing treats for children are not only no longer promoted, but explicitly seen as unhelpful. Food provided at nurseries and schools should have a maximum of free sugars in the complete range of foods amounting to no more than 2.5% of energy,” says Sheiham.

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Life-changing transformations with big reasons to smile

The staff and Dr. Montgomery are very friendly and always willing to explain the procedure and answer any questions I have. Every day I receive compliments about how great my smile looks! The cosmetic work I had done has given me a huge boost of self-confidence. I would highly recommend Dr. Montgomery to anyone wanting to improve the look and health of their teeth and gums.

- Peter