Tooth Booth Pediatric Dentistry is headed by Dr. Tom Lam, who is a Board Certified pediatric dentist. Pediatric dentistry is a specialty under general dentistry that is dedicated to the oral health care of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as medically and physically compromised children.
We would love to have you come visit us, whether it is for the first appointment or for an office tour. We invite you to come see our treatment rooms and take on a mission with Mario, swim with the dolphins, or pet the animals in the barn. We also invite you to come visit our frog themed x-ray room, where we take digital x-rays of your child’s teeth. This digital imagery allows our Pediatric Dentist to interact with and manipulate the x-rays in order to thoroughly evaluate your child’s teeth. The enhancement of the digital images allows us see what otherwise would not have been seen with traditional x-rays.
Tooth Booth Pediatric Dentistry, as well as The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), The American Dental Association (ADA), and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends establishing a “Dental Home” for your children by the age of one.
Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive the appropriate preventive and routine oral health care they require. As a result, this allows your children to develop good dental habits throughout the course of their lives. It is recommended that your child see a dentist by the age of one or when the first tooth appears. The first dental visit, like any doctor’s visit, may be a frightening event for your child. However, the first visit usually includes a comprehensive exam, where Dr. Lam will thoroughly evaluate your child’s teeth. If your child permits, he will then proceed with a cleaning and possibly x-rays. At that point in time, the doctor will be happy to address any questions or concerns that you or your child may have. He will also discuss diet, fluoride, finger and pacifier practices, as well as tooth eruption if applicable. At Tooth Booth Pediatric Dentistry, we encourage questions because education is the best way for your child to learn the importance of oral hygiene.