Idaho Pediatric Dentistry
SAVING TEETH, ONE KID AT A TIME
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Christopher K. Loveland D.D.S

SAVING TEETH, ONE KID AT A TIME

Idaho Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Christopher K Loveland provides important information that will help you become familiar with Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Idaho Pediatric Dentistry is committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. We will make every effort to ensure that your first visit with us is a comfortable and informative experience.



Our Office

We try to stay on schedule to minimize waiting at the time of your appointment. Idaho Pediatric Dentistry is located at 4401 E Flamingo Ave., Nampa, ID 83687. For more information on how to find our practice, please refer to our map and driving directions section on our website.

Pediatric Dentistry

How does your child feel about the dentist?  At Idaho Pediatric Dentistry we use a gentle touch and a positive atmosphere to making dental visits fun.  Our team of pediatric specialists love kids and have been specially trained to help them feel at ease.  Our goal is to make going to the dentist a memorable, positive, fun, and educational experience. 

Orthodontics

The orthodontic field is a branch of dentistry that specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of facial and dental anomalies.  We deal with “bad bites”, or “malocclusion” and make the smiles of people of all ages healthy and beautiful.  It starts with diagnosis, before treatment can begin.  To accomplish that goal we use the latest in photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions. 

 

☎ CONTACT

Phone: (208) 461-5459
Fax: (208) 461-6023

Hours

Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri By Appointment Only

 

Pediatric Dentistry Quick Links


Tooth Brushing

As you know, a child's hand dexterity and mouth are different than their parents.  It is important to make sure that your child is using the right toothbrush for them.  In both cases, adults and kids should use a soft, rounded bristle toothbrush, with gentle cleaning. 


BABY BOTTLE DECAY

Cavities are caused by specific bacteria found in the mouth.  They can grow to large numbers especially if the conditions are right.  They love sugar in all forms.  When we consume sugar, the bacteria use this sugar to survive and replicate and as a by product of their metabolism they produce...


ADOLESCENCE AND ORAL CARE

It is important for your teen to properly care for their teeth so that they are more likely to continue good oral health into adult life.  Poor oral hygiene, and poor dietary habits can be very detrimental to the longterm health of their mouth.


Thumb Sucking

Oral habits such as thumb/finger sucking are habits that can occur early in life.  The good news is that most kids give up this habit by age four.   If your child continues beyond this age, don’t get discouraged, it can still discontinue on its own.  Of course there can...


CAVITY PREVENTION

Cavities are caused by specific bacteria found in the mouth.  They can grow to large numbers especially if the conditions are right.  They love sugar in all forms.  When we consume sugar, the bacteria use this sugar to survive and replicate and as a by product of their metabolism they produce...


TOOTH ERUPTION

The average age of first tooth eruption in infants is around 6-8 months.  The two lower front teeth are the most common teeth to erupt first.  About every 6 months another set of four teeth usually erupt finishing by age 3 in most kids with 20 teeth.  The most common tooth eruption...


GUM DISEASE

Gum disease in children is very rare.  Inflammation of the gums or chronic gingivitis is very common in children.  It presents as gum tissue that is swollen, red and bleeds easily.  It can easily be corrected with proper brushing and flossing and routine dental care.

 

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REmovable Appliances

Removable appliances may be used to move selected teeth, to hold selected teeth in place, to influence growth of the jaws, and to influence tooth eruption. They are often used in conjunction with fixed appliances.


Type of Bites

Crossbite - One or more of the upper teeth biting on the inside of the lower teeth characterizes a crossbite. Crossbite can occur in the front and/or the sides of the mouth. Early correction of crossbites is recommended.


Classification of The Teeth

The classification of bites are broken up into three main categories: Class I, II, and III. This classification refers to the position of the first molars, and how they bite together.

 
 

 
 

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