Information


Hours

We are available to treat patients
Monday- Wednesday 8:30a-5:30p
Thursday 9:00a-3:00p

Our office manager and hygienist are available
Monday-Thursday 8:30a-5:30p

We are closed for lunch 12:30-1:30p


Directions

141 Camino Alto | Suite 2
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415 388-6025
Our office is handicapped accessible


Planning your first visit

Please 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 regarding 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 no X-rays are available, our office can take them at the appropriate time.

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. She will also take any X-rays necessary for proper diagnosis. 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 steps to better oral health. We may also schedule a additional consultation at another time. This will allow Dr. Broadway to review the gathered information and develop an individualized treatment plan.

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


Your child’s first dental visit

If this appointment is your child’s first, please review the informational list, Facts on your child’s teeth, posted below. Please take the time to read over this list and discuss with your child what he or she can expect. In addition, there are several good books at the library and in our waiting room you may consider reading with your child.


Facts on your child’s teeth

  • Your child’s first visit should occur by the time they are one and a half years old. If everything looks okay, the child will not need to be examined again until they are two and a half or three and a half years of age.
  • Children’s teeth should be cleaned as soon as they erupt using a wet washcloth or a small toothbrush. You may use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste beginning at approximately age two and a half. You may also use a wet washcloth at bath time to clean your infant’s gum pads. Never let your child walk around with a toothbrush in their mouth.
  • Always keep an eye on your child’s teeth for changes in color, the eruption of new teeth, and to ensure they stay clean.
  • Plaque is a sticky film that grows on teeth and in which bacteria breed. This bacteria may only take 24 hours to mature enough to make acid. Acid causes cavities and makes gums bleed.
  • Children cannot adequately brush their own teeth until about eight years of age. They do not have the hand-wrist coordination required to clean all the surfaces of their teeth. After a child has attempted brushing (once every 24 hours), an adult should go over their teeth. Brushing should be done twice per day, and flossing should be 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, at nap or bedtime, be left in their crib with a bottle. They should not be allowed to walk around with a bottle in their mouth. This practice will cause severe decay of the primary teeth. If the child naps or sleeps with a breast in their mouth, the same decay will occur. However, filling the bottle with water will not harm your child’s teeth.
  • Some medications, such as Amoxicillin, may temporarily stain primary teeth. This stain can be easily removed with a light polishing by a dentist. Permanent teeth are darker (more yellow) in color than primary teeth. They are denser and made to last a lifetime.
  • Fluoride in the water supply decreases your child’s chances of getting cavities by 60%. Fluoride is entirely safe.
  • If a child knocks a tooth completely out of their mouth, gently wipe or rinse it and place it back in the socket. If this occurs within 10 minutes, it is likely the tooth will reimplant. Permanent teeth have a better chance of surviving than “baby teeth.”