Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Buttaro and her compassionate team take great care to treat the little treasures in your family. Tending to children takes a patient touch and an empathic manner.

Children as little as 1 year old can benefit from Dr. Buttaro's skill in the care of baby teeth. She can anticipate future dental problems by monitoring growth and development of your child’s teeth. By keeping an eye on changes, she is able to foresee possible dental issues and intervene before the issues become too significant.

Dental fear and anxiety often begins early in life, so the team at Fife Dental go out of their way to ease worries and make the unknown not-so scary. They offer a calm, fun and fear-free environment for all your little ones' visits.

Caring for Your Child’s Teeth

As with adult dental care, prevention plays a valuable role in not only good dental health, but in your child’s overall health. With cavities on the rise in younger children, educating parents in the care of their children’s teeth is a top priority for Dr. Buttaro, from regular dental visits to home dental care.

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Fluoride

Fluoride has been touted as an effective cavity fighting agent for decades. It can be found in most commercial toothpastes, mouthwashes, and often in city water supplies. But as with many things, the essential factor with fluoride is moderation.

Sealing Teeth Against Decay

Molars are the number one area for tooth decay. With many crevices and nooks, and being positioned far back in the mouth, they are a challenge to clean, especially for a youngster. But dental sealants can be used to help protect the teeth from food missed during brushing and bacteria which lead to decay – it acts as a sort of dental force-field.

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Your Child's First Visit

Dr Buttaro follows the The American Dental Association (ADA) recommendation that children begin regular dental check-ups (well-baby check-ups) at one year of age. A first visit may be stressful for you as a parent and for your child, but there are things you can do to alleviate anxiety for both of you.