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Children's Dentistry in Tulsa, OK

At Glisten Dental, all of our patients are treated with the utmost gentle, compassionate care. That being said, children are not just pint-sized adults. We understand that your children have special needs, that their view of dental care may be far different from that of our adult patients. It is our goal to create positive dental experiences for our young patients, so that they are encouraged to take care of their teeth at home, and not be afraid to visit our office for regular examinations and cleanings. We use age-appropriate techniques and language, making it easy for children to understand the nature of teeth and gums, and the importance of oral care.

Creating Positive Dental Experiences for Children

Visiting Glisten Dental with your child is encouraged. This allows a non-treatment meeting in which children can see our friendly team at work. Additional steps can be taken at home before dental visits to promote positive feelings in your child.

Children often take on the perspective of their parents. When your child sees you positive about seeing the dentist, there is no reason for anxiety to occur. Telling stories that frighten children has the opposite effect.

Children do not require full disclosure to visit the dentist. While it is important to maintain dental visits, and tell your child when visits will take place, it is not necessary to tell your child what will occur beyond the basics. We have ways to communicate with children when treatments such as dental fillings are needed; assuring their peace of mind is protected.

When you do talk about visiting the dentist, remaining positive is essential to your child's peace of mind. Your peace of mind comes from feeling confident in your child's dentist. We invite you to visit our office to meet our staff!

Dr. Nauman is an experienced Tulsa dentist who understands that child patients may feel anxious about dental care. Our team keeps this in mind when serving the needs of our young patients. It is our goal to make dental visits fun and productive, leaving children with positive feelings.

Your family is in good hands at Glisten Dental. Contact us for your dental check-up today.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are considered a protective paint that fills the natural grooves on tooth surfaces. In filling these grooves with sealant, the tooth is better protected against bacteria that could linger in these hard to reach places. Our sealants are BPA-free and completely painless to receive.

Brain Pad Mouthguards

which provide a higher level of protection than standard mouthguards. Those fitted by Dr. Nauman protect the upper and lower arches, and reduce the impact on the lower jaw, TMJ, and base of the brain by as much as 40%, thus decreasing the risk of TMJ injuries and concussions.

Custom, pressure-laminated mouthguards, crafted from several layers of material for the ultimate protection against sports injuries. With the specific form of production used in our office, one of the few in Tulsa to do so, these mouthguards hold their shape, fit, and thickness for extended periods of time. Durable and comfortable, our custom mouthguards can even be fabricated with team colors and team logos.

If a baby doesn’t have a frenectomy, then complications may develop as they grow into childhood, adolescence and adulthood. These include:

  • Trouble with brushing and flossing
  • Increased risk of cavities
  • Speech difficulties
  • Orthodontic problems

Self-esteem Concerns

Although a frenectomy can be performed on a patient of any age, Dr. Nauman prefers to perform the procedure during infancy in order to avoid these negative consequences. After a frenectomy, recovery is relatively quick. Breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact are helpful and comforting. If your baby seems to be experiencing unusual discomfort, then acetaminophen can be given. A word of caution: ibuprofen is not recommended for babies who are less than two months of age.

Call Glisten Dental to learn more about a Children's Dentistry in Tulsa, OK. Our office is happy to treat patients from Bixby, Sand Springs, Jenks, Sapulpa, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Okmulgee, and all surrounding communities.

Lip and Tongue Tie

A baby wearing a blue onesie and smiling while laying on its stomach

Most infants and babies have no problem with breastfeeding, even though sucking on a baby bottle is easier and delivers milk more quickly. However, approximately four percent of babies are born with a restricted frenum, medically known as ankyloglossia, and also called tongue-tie or lip-tie. To determine whether or not a baby has a restricted frenum, Dr. Nauman simply checks under the tongue to feel if there is a barrier. If present, your child’s lip or tongue-tie will be released using a safe and effective dental laser in a process known as a frenectomy.

Learn More About Lip and Tongue Tie

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