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By: Cendy J.
Sweet Smile Kids Dental
Great experience at this office and my kids loved it as well and are always eager to come back. Thank you
By: Patricia C.
Sweet Smile Kids Dental
I tried several dentists so far in my life but Dr. Neil is one of the best.he does very professional job and really caring about patients with patience.
By: Mary N.
Sweet Smile Kids Dental
Had my second six-month check-up today. Happy to have found a new dentist after 'dentist shopping' a bit. Dr. Neil is thorough, efficient, and friendly.
By: Dumitru F.
Sweet Smile Kids Dental
Dr. Neil is the most highly skilled dentist I have ever encountered. On two occasions when other dental professionals have examined my mouth (prior to surgery) they have commented on what excellent dentistry I've had done. In addition, his work is truly painless -- I've fallen asleep in his chair more than once!
By: Adrian T.
Sweet Smile Kids Dental
He is a great dentist and very gentle. I have no qualms in recommending him at all. My entire family and I have been his patients for over 2 years. That speaks for itself.
By: David M.
Sweet Smile Kids Dental
I'm 70, and have been a patient of Dr. Patel for 8 years. When I got to him, I was worried about my teeth, but with his help, I still have them ALL. I've had my bite worked on which involved filing down the upper and lower teeth involved on the left (with an electric small whirling device), then using some purple paper to check the bite, then re-filing...etc. about 5 times. He is very thorough, and saved that tooth (which was cracking due to pressure). Also, I just had three filling done on the gum line...these will save those teeth which were getting too much food trapped in there. All in all, I have not lost one single tooth since I've been working with him. And, before I close, I must mention that my first line of defense with him has been his amazing cleanings! Not the casual ones you get from inept assistants! He is amazing, and I'm grateful he was recommended to me 8 years ago. Highly recommend him to you!
By: Nivo N.
Sweet Smile Kids Dental
I had a filling fall out from an old cavity filled by a previous dentist. Dr. replaced it in under five minutes and it is probably the best dental work I've had done.
By: Jakob H.
Sweet Smile Kids Dental
Super nice dentist. They are a very good team and work well together. Most of all the treatment was pain-free! thanks for all your support Sweet Smiles! I will floss and keep coming back for my cleanings!
By: Tyson D.
Sweet Smile Kids Dental
I wouldn't have thought i would be writing a 5 bc usually I am too busy to go on the web and make a post...however i have to say the doctor and the dental assistants are amazing with kids. My daughter hit and cracked her tooth. I cried. I called the dental office ans they got her in the next morning. The doctor fixed it and my daughter didn't even cry after all the trauma shed had. Thanks! !! Ill be taking my 2nd born there too.
By: Feroz T.
Sweet Smile Kids Dental
I came in for a toothache on a molar. The last dentist I went to said I needed to pull it. This dentist saved my tooth and didn't even have to think twice. He was right. thanks to the Sweet Smiles team. The dentist is really funny too and really a happy guy.
Tips & Advices
The most common dental problems in children are:
  • Cavities
  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Grinding
  • Canker sores
  • Missing teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Bite and alignment issues
Thumb sucking is not specifically a dental problem, but it can cause a malocclusion, a condition where the top and bottom teeth don't line up correctly.
To clean a baby's teeth, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush designed specifically for infants. Apply a tiny amount of non-fluoride toothpaste - about the size of a grain of rice - and gently brush all sides of the teeth and the tongue. Before the baby's first teeth emerge, use gauze or a wet washcloth wrapped around the finger to wipe the gums. This motion doesn't necessarily reduce bacteria, but it does help the infant to get used to the sensation of having his or her teeth cleaned.
Children should visit their pediatric dentist every six months. This recommended frequency does not change throughout a person's lifetime.
No, wisdom teeth do not need to be removed unless they cause pain, lead to dental issues, or are aligned incorrectly.
Yes, dental sealants prevent cavities by filling in deep grooves in the teeth. Without them, bacteria can collect in these areas and cause tooth decay, which can happen with children.

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