The Truckee Pediatric Dentistry Approach
We know that a child’s first visit to a dentist’s office can be a scary prospect. That’s why we take our time with each of our patients, learn about their interests and concerns, and establish trust. When a child learns that this is a safe place to visit, because our team members are friendly and personable, he or she relaxes and can actually look forward to coming to see us.
That’s key: when children like us, they engage and become excited about their dental care. They listen when we talk about the right way to brush and floss. They learn to make good decisions about what they eat and drink. And they establish healthy habits. The result? Healthier mouths and beautiful smiles for the rest of their life!
We’ve designed our office to be child-friendly. From a welcoming reception area to iPads and a customizable movie experience, this is a positive, happy space. Our team members love becoming friends with our patients and their families.
We not only remember names, but their favorite hobbies and interests. There’s a lot of laughter here, as we swap jokes and stories with our patients.
We welcome parents into our treatment area, if they’d like to accompany their child. At the end of every visit, we give parents an update on what we’ve found and how well their child is doing. Of course we’re always available to answer questions.
Truckee Pediatric Dentistry is the only pediatric dental office in the Reno / Tahoe area that offers laser dentistry. A dental laser enables us to remove decay, place fillings, and perform minor surgical procedures painlessly, and often without the need for local anesthesia. We also offer nitrous oxide, sometimes called laughing gas, for our patients. This helps to ease anxiety for those who are worried. Additonally, we are pleased to offer Silver Diamine Fluoride, or SDF, as a painless and low cost treatment for cavities. You can read more about SDF in a recent NY Times article.
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Located in Truckee, CA, we serve patients from Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Incline Village, NV, and communities throughout the Tahoe area. Dr. Gustafsson and everyone on our team look forward to welcoming you and your child to our dental family. Please call today.