Kelly A Silva, DDS, PC

Excellence in General Dentistry


Pediatric Dental Health- Early childhood caries is the number one disease process in children. More hours are missed from school for toothaches than any other disease. Preventing cavities starts at home. Good nutrition and brushing habits will keep your child's teeth healthy. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child visits a general dentist or pediatric dentist by age one or when the first tooth erupts. The following are links regarding children's teeth.

Adolescent Dental Health- A healthy dentition during the teenage years is imperative for a healthy dental stucture as an adult. Teens face many challenges including diet, homecare, and hormones which all can adversely affect the dentition. The following link answers questions a teenager may have.

Adult Dental Health- Periodontal disease is a devastating condition that affects your gum tissue and bone. Individuals who have untreated periodontal disease are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. It can also be related to autoimmune diseases and diabetes. Recent studies are showing that treating periodontal disease lowers the risk of developing coronary heart disease. Frequent cleanings and exams reduces the inflammation and lowers the bacterial counts in the mouth.