Family Dentistry in Elk Grove and Davis

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Top-Quality Care for the Entire Family

At Chantry Dental Care, we provide quality dentistry for patients from ages three to 93, and you can rest assured that your children will receive excellent care at our practice.

Dr. Chantry, Dr. Alvarado and our friendly staff are experienced in the treatment of young patients. We always make sure kids are comfortable and have a very pleasant experience so they never develop a fear of going to the dentist.

Friendly, Comfortable Dental Care for Children

Happy young African-American family using a laptop in the living-roomOur approach toward children is to make them comfortable so they consider our dental office an enjoyable place to be. Because of this approach, our doctors can often get things done with kids that other dentists have not been able to.

We make sure that children’s visits are quick and pleasant for them. If necessary, we will break up treatment into multiple small visits so it is never stressful. We never force a child to do anything they don’t want to do.

We do not provide sedation for children—if a child needs something that is only delivered outside of our offices, we will refer you to a trusted local specialist.

We make it fun to be here

We make it fun for your child to visit the dentist.

In our Elk Grove office, we have a designated family room for parents and their kids. Here, the kids can watch movies and cartoons and play with an assortment of toys. We also provide a massage chair for the parent.

Our Davis and Yuba City offices have prize drawers, a toy box and a treasure chest.

Our Gentle Services for Children

Here are some of the main services we provide for children and pre-teens:

Teeth cleanings

A lifetime of good oral health depends on regular preventive cleanings and good home oral care. We provide very gentle and effective cleanings for kids.

Dental sealants

Dental sealants are an effective way to help prevent cavities. The doctor applies a thin layer of a plastic-like coating material over the pits and grooves in your child’s teeth. The sealing agent acts as a protective guard against bacteria.

Fluoride treatments

A fluoride treatment helps guard against tooth decay by making the teeth more resistant to the corrosive acids that attack tooth enamel. (These acids usually come from bacteria and sugars in the mouth.)

Fillings

Our doctors fill cavities gently and in a way that is comfortable for the child.

Root canals for baby teeth

root_canal1Baby teeth can sometimes become decayed or damaged to the point that they cannot be repaired with a dental filling. Extraction is not the best solution if it can be avoided, as missing baby teeth can lead to the adjacent teeth shifting position and causing the adult teeth to erupt in the wrong places. This can be the source of major bite alignment problems later on.

Our doctors can often save a baby tooth by providing a partial or full root canal, and capping the tooth with a dental crown. This will allow the tooth to maintain its function and hold the channel firm for the permanent tooth to erupt in the correct position.

Crowns

crownsOur crowns for children are made out of strong and natural-looking materials, and fit well and comfortably.

Interceptive orthodontics

Dr. Chantry can provide a form of early orthodontics known as interceptive orthodontics. Interceptive orthodontics is an early stage of orthodontic treatment that corrects jaw shape and size, and bite alignment, while your child’s jaw is still developing.

Handling these issues at an early stage will make later orthodontic treatment faster and much simpler. It can eliminate the need for tooth extractions as part of orthodontic treatment, and can sometimes even eliminate the need for teeth straightening altogether.

Call to request an appointment: Elk Grove 916‑249‑0360 • Davis 530‑601‑4201 • Yuba City 530‑491‑4448, or click here to request an appointment online.