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Healthy primary teeth or baby teeth is vital for proper chewing and establishing proper alignment of the adult teeth coming in correctly. Early loss of primary/baby teeth due to decay and infection will compromise your child's bite, alignment, and formation of their adult teeth.

In addition it is never too early to have your child get familiar and comfortable visiting our Auburn dental office.

Not sure how to care for your child’s teeth? Stop by our Auburn dentist office and ask. We’re happy to help guide you on the day-to-day care for their age. Introducing them to proper oral health early will help them form good habits, get them accustomed to daily oral care and regular dental visits, and give them a healthier smile that will last a lifetime.


Checkups & Cleanings

The best way to prevent oral disease and decay is to brush and floss on a regular basis. Brushing alone cannot completely remove all the plaque build-up, but brusing along with daily flossing can help prevent oral disease and decay.

Checkups allow your dentist in Auburn to help prevent and catch any future dental problems. If your teeth are healthy, a visit once a year may be enough.


Crowns for Kids

A child with severe decay on his or her front teeth may require this type of esthetic crown. A stainless steel crown is coated with an attractive resin material and the crown is placed over the tooth after the decay is removed. This is a great restorative option to maintain teeth that may otherwise require extraction.


Sealants for Kids

A dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars (the teeth directly in front of the molars). Sealants have been shown to be highly effective in the prevention of cavities.

A sealant can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked at your regular dental appointment and can be reapplied if they are no longer in place.


Fillings for Kids

A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.


Age One Dental Visit

We recommend that brushing begin as early as six months, (or as soon as your child’s first tooth appears) and that they should see a dentist before their first birthday.

That may sound young, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s oral health. More than 40% of kindergarten-age children suffer from tooth decay. It’s even more common than asthma or hay fever.

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The staff is very nice and very helpful. Amy has done a great job with my fillings (5 of them so far) and is very professional but makes me feel comfortable at the same time.

Joe S. on Google

I have very sensitive gums and Dr. Cook did everything she could to make sure I was comfortable during my whole cleaning. She took the time to see what was bothering me and what was great. I have definitely found my new dentist office.

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I would give everyone that works here a 12 star review. I was given a teeth cleaning by an experienced Dental Hygienist (Elizabeth) that takes her time to do a great job and explained in detail what she is doing and is concerned that you're comfortable. Dr Cook also was very detailed when she examined my teeth and made very good recommendations.

Susan A. on Yelp

Every single person here is genuinely extremely kind and caring. I have been coming here for years and even on my first visit it felt like I was coming to friends and family to hang out.

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Amy Cook has treated me absolutely competently for many years. I've never had one problem with any dental work or in-office pain management protocol and, as an added bonus, her referrals to colleagues for specialized care have resulted in equally excellent treatment.

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If anyone is looking for a general dentistry office, this is the place to go. All the staff is very friendly and make you feel at home. Dr. Cook and Dr. Smart are perfectionist and their dentistry is nothing but perfection.

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