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Learn about Nouvelle’s Kids Club

Nouvelle Dentistry is a family friendly practice! We would like to encourage you to bring your kids in for regular check-ups. Dr. Phi has many years of experience with pediatrics and believes in prevention at the earliest age. We recommend that you make a visit with us as soon as your child has his/her first tooth!

  • Happy Visits

We provide complimentary “Happy Visits” for children under 5 who have never been to the dentist. During this visit, we provide nutritional education, oral hygiene demonstrations and help your child familiarize themselves with a dental office. We have a children’s corner in our waiting room for our young patients and we have an array of children educational shows and movies for patients to watch in the chair. Your child will be introduced to all the instruments and equipment we use in the dental procedures. Once your child is comfortable with us we can transition him/her into the exam and cleaning, if not, he/she may return in 6 months and we can try again.

Oral Hygiene Tips

Have your children develop great habits early by brushing and cleaning their teeth while they are infants! We recommend infants have their gums wiped down with a wet wash cloth before they go to bed. Even without teeth, bacteria can grow and keeping the mouth clean helps decrease bacteria growth in the mouth. As your infant is starting to teethe, the rubbing of the wash cloth can actually ease their pain. Once your child has teeth, continue to clean with a wash cloth or convert to an infant toothbrush. Toothpaste is unnecessary, however a fluoride-free training paste may be used. Continue to practice this habit so that your child understands that toothbrushing is needed every day, it is easier for them to accept this when they’ve been practicing it since infancy. As your child begins to develop a full set of dentition you may convert to a toddler toothbrush. Once your child develops the skill of spitting, you may start introducing fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride will help prevent decay even more then brushing alone!

Things to avoid:

  • Do not put your child to bed with a bottle with milk or juice, both these liquids feed bacteria and causes baby bottle decay
  • Limit sweets in your child’s diet, even fruit juices have a high sugar content, therefore should be regulated and diluted
  • Soda drinks should be avoided completely and not to be introduced at a young age, soda drinks are carbonated (acidic) and weaken enamel, have high sugar content and sometimes highly caffeinated.
Help motivate your kids to a healthier smile

Our kids are given prizes when they remain cavity free year to year. We also give out prizes for patients cooperate through harder procedures such as fillings and extractions. We post different calendar designs for patients to print out and hang up in their bathrooms. Parents may approve good brushing habits and offer incentives to continue great oral hygiene.

Download the Brushing Calendar

Brushing Instructions
  • Brush your teeth after breakfast and before bedtime for at least 2 minutes (if you brush after lunch too, GREAT!)
  • Use only a pea size amount of toothpaste
  • Don’t forget to brush the roof of your mouth and your tongue
  • Have mom or dad check your brushing for a star on your calendar!

Brushing songs

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I’ve been brushing with my toothbrush,
Brushing everyday.
I’ve been brushing with my toothbrush,
It’s how I fight decay.
All my teeth are gonna sparkle.
How proud I will be.
Every time I time I want smile, my
teeth will shine for me!
Always brush my teeth
Every single day.
Keep those cavities away!
Use your brush and paste
Just the way you should,
Keep your smile looking good!

Brought to you by KiddieZone

Brush your teeth,
Brush your teeth,
Give them all a treat.
Brush UP and DOWN and all AROUND,
To keep them clean and neat.
In the MORNING and at NIGHT,
Clean them TWICE A DAY.
Brush UP and DOWN and all AROUND,
Keep fillings well away.