Vivian Broadway | DDS General Information

Hours and Directions

We are available to treat patients

Monday- Wednesday 8:30-5:30
Thursday 9:00-3:00
Our office manager and hygienist are available
Monday-Thursday 8:30-5:30
We are closed for lunch 12:30-1:30
Our office is handicapped accessible
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Initial phone call

Call our office at 415 388-6025 and our office manager will help you find an appointment time for your initial visit. She may also ask for information with regards to your dental needs and concerns, any pertinent medical facts, personal information and insurance status. She may also ask for data on your prior dentist so she can request x-rays. Current x-rays are an important part of your first visit, if there are none available, we can do that for you at the appropriate time.

 

About your first visit

Reception
To expedite your first visit, please complete our convenient online registration process. After reviewing your dental and medical history forms, Dr. Broadway will perform a thorough dental examination and any x-rays necessary for proper diagnosis will be taken. If you have current x-rays, please have them forwarded to us before your appointment or bring them with you. After your x-rays and exam are completed, we will briefly discuss your next step to better oral health. We may schedule a consultation at another time so that Dr. Broadway has time to review all the gathered information and develop an individualized treatment plan. We will also try to answer all your questions and concerns as thoroughly as possible.

Please call us if you have questions and concerns. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you in achieving the best possible dental health.

 

Information about your
child’s first dental visit

If this appointment is the first one for any of your children, please review the Fact Sheet on Your Childs’ Teeth posted on this website. Please take the time to read this and talk with your child about what he or she can expect. There are several good books at the library and also in our waiting room for you to read with your child.

Facts on your child’s teeth

 Your child's first visit should be by 1.5 years of age. If all is O.K., the child does not need to be examined again until 2.5 or 3.5 years of age.

 Children's teeth should be cleaned as soon as they erupt into the mouth. Use a wet wash cloth or a small toothbrush. Use a pea size amount of fluoride toothpaste starting about age 2.5. Use a wet wash cloth, at bath time, to clean your infant¹s gum pads. Never let your child walk around with a toothbrush in their mouth.

 Always look at your child's teeth. Watch for color change. Watch as new teeth erupt. Keep them clean.

 Plaque is a sticky film in which bacteria breed. It grows on teeth. The bacteria take about 24 hours to mature to the point where they can make acid. The acid causes cavities and makes the gums bleed.

 Children cannot adequately brush their own teeth until about 8 years of age. They do not have the hand-wrist coordination required to clean all surfaces of the teeth. An adult should go over a child’s teeth after the child has attempted brushing (once every 24 hours). Brushing should be done twice per day and flossing done daily.

 Spacing between primary teeth is normal. Where there are no spaces, once-a-day flossing is required. As soon as the second primary molars erupt the child should get into the habit of having their teeth flossed.

 A child should never be left in a crib with a bottle at nap or bed time or allowed to walk around with a bottle in the mouth. This practice will cause severe decay of the primary teeth. Napping or sleeping with a breast in the child's mouth will cause the same decay. Water in the bottle will now harm the teeth.

 Some medications such as Amoxicillin, may temporarily stain the primary teeth. The stain is easily removed with light polishing by the dentist. Permanent teeth are darker (with more yellow) in color than primary teeth. They are denser and made to last a lifetime.

 Fluoride in the water supply decrease by 60% the chance of your child getting cavities, fluoride is safe.

 If a child knocks a tooth completely out of the mouth, gently wipe or rinse and place back in the socket. If it is back within 10 minutes, it is likely to reimplant. Permanent teeth have a better chance of surviving than “baby teeth”

Reception Desk
Family Dental Care
Vivian M Broadway, DDS
141 Camino Alto | Suite 2
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415 388-6025
drviv@broadwaydds.com
 
 
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