Ridgeview Dental Group | Kids
Ridgeview Dental Group | Kids
Call us now: p.262.251.8704

At Ridgeview, we make it our business to not only provide exceptional care for your kids, but an exceptional experience as well. We love building long-term relationships with kids and working with you, the parents, to keep their mouths and teeth healthy as they grow and explore. This focus on getting to know your family and its specific needs has made our team of board certified pediatric specialists and family-focused general practitioners fixtures in the greater Milwaukee community for over a decade. Call us today to set up an appointment.

Julia B. Stacey
DMD

Julie A. Feit
DDS

Services

Preventive Services

Prevention is one of the most critical components of good oral health for your kids. In addition to offering a range of preventive dental services, we also instruct kids—and their parents—on how to exercise good oral hygiene, helping them form healthy habits early on.

  • Exams
  • Fluoride treatment
  • X-rays
  • Sealants
  • Regular 6 month cleanings (prophylaxis)
  • Oral hygiene and preventive care instructions
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Sports guards and injury prevention
  • Orthodontic screenings

Restorative Services

We know that having to restore or repair your child’s damaged teeth can give rise to frustration and anxiety in you and your child. That’s why our pediatric practitioners have obtained advanced training in order to provide your child with the most up-to-date treatment options for a faster, more tolerable experience.

  • Tooth colored and silver fillings
  • Anterior and posterior esthetic restorations
  • Stainless steel crowns
  • Air abrasion technology
  • Space maintainers
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canal therapy (pulpotomy, pulpectomy, and conventional)
  • Habit appliances (thumb/finger sucking, tongue thrusting)
  • Treatment of dental trauma
  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Oral conscious sedation

Hospital Dentistry

For our pediatric patients who need extensive treatment, we have the ability to provide treatment under general anesthesia. This allows children and patients with special needs, for whom treatment in the office setting would be intolerable, to have their needs taken care of while they are completely and safely asleep. This service is provided in a hospital setting in partnership with a medical anesthesiology team. Dr. Julia Stacey holds hospital privileges at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Julie Feit holds privileges at the Fond du Lac Surgery Center.

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When

We recommend you bring your child in for their first dental visit within six months of the eruption of their first tooth or at least by his/her 1st birthday. Some dentists and pediatricians will recommend a visit near the age of 3, but dental decay frequently occurs prior to 3 years old, most often due to prolonged usage of the baby bottle or regular consumption of juice.

This appointment will help establish a good relationship between your child and us. Prevention and patient education is heavily emphasized at our office and begins with early exams, extensive oral health care instructions and demonstrations as well as dietary recommendations.

What to expect

All children will receive a thorough oral examination as well as instruction in hygiene, diet and other preventive measures. Depending on age, level of cooperation, and dental development, your child may receive a professional cleaning and dental X-rays.

We encourage parents to accompany their child during this first visit to share in the experience and to learn about their child's oral health condition.

How to prepare for the visit

You can help make your child's first visit to the dentist a positive experience with these simple guidelines:

  • Consider reading the following children's books with your child: - What to expect when you go the Dentist, Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg - The Bernstain Bears Visit the Dentist, by Stan and Jan Bernstain
  • Refrain from using "trigger" phrases that may create apprehension or anxiety with your child. These include "shot", "needle", "drill", "hurt", "pull" and "yank".

From the moment you step through the door, we make every effort to make your kid feel welcome and comfortable—from the treatments we use to even the words we use, such as “sleepy juice” and “wiggle”

Precautions following local anesthesia

  • Often times the tongue, cheek, lip and surrounding tissues will be numb.
  • Watch your child closely as young children will often bite, chew, play with or scratch their lips, cheeks or tongue following local anesthesia.
  • It is wise to avoid eating until the effects of the anesthesia have fully worn off, typically within 2 hours following the procedure.

Instructions following sedation

  • Your child may be drowsy and must remain under adult supervision until fully recovered from the effects of sedation
  • Children may be irritable after treatment
  • Restrict activities for the remainder of the day
  • Prohibit potentially harmful activities such as bike riding, swimming, using playground equipment, or any activity where balance is important.

Following dental trauma

  • It is important to keep the mouth as clean as possible to help with the healing process.
  • It is important to take all medications prescribed or recommended by your dentist as instructed.
  • It is important to eat a soft diet to give the teeth and the tissues the best chance to heal quickly.


If you have any questions or problems, please call our office at 262-251-8704

Pre-Natal Prevention

It is very important for you to take excellent care of your teeth and gums as well as see your dentist regularly during pregnancy. Advanced gum disease has been linked to premature births as well as low birth weight babies. Bacteria associated with cavities can be transferred from mother to baby, so it is very important to keep these bacteria well controlled. Please speak with your dentist and obstetrician about ways to reduce cavity-causing bacteria.

Infant Oral Health Care

It is important to keep your infant's mouth clean to create a healthy environment for the erupting baby teeth. Use a wet washcloth to rub the inside of your baby's mouth at least once a day. It is recommended that your baby does not take a bottle or sippie cup to bed. However, if they do, you must NEVER let your infant take a bottle or sippie cup to bed filled with anything except water. If breastfeeding, be sure to wipe your baby's mouth with a wet washcloth as soon as he/she falls asleep. These tips will help to prevent early childhood cavities. As soon as the first tooth erupts, use an infant toothbrush and brush the teeth twice a day. It is recommended to use only water or a small amount of infant toothpaste (non-fluoridated).

Early Childhood Oral Health Care

It is important to brush your child's teeth twice a day, morning and night. Although your child may like the independence of brushing his/her own teeth, they do not have the motor skills to do so properly until around 6 years old. Allow your child an opportunity to brush their own teeth to help them get into the habit of brushing, but always follow-up to make sure the job is done correctly. It is normal for most young children to cry and struggle with tooth brushing. Ask your dentist to demonstrate some techniques to help properly brush your child's teeth.

Brushing and Flossing

It takes at least 2 minutes time to brush your teeth well. For kids where time is a struggle, we recommend a timer in the bathroom to help them brush properly. You should begin to floss your child's teeth once there is no longer space between the teeth. Children without spacing in their front teeth should begin to floss their teeth right away. This will help to prevent cavities from forming in between your child's teeth.

What can we do to prevent cavities?

Diet

Young children are at an increased risk of cavities due to duration and frequency of consuming sugary drinks and snacks. This includes extended breastfeeding, extended bottle feeding, high consumption of juice/sugary drinks in the sippy cup or bottle. In addition, it is important that your child maintain a healthy, balanced diet to avoid the rapid development of dental cavities of early childhood.

What can we do to prevent cavities?

Hygiene

It is important to ensure your child's proper dental hygiene. Most children under or near the age of 6 years old lack the necessary motor skills to properly maintain appropriate oral hygiene. As a parent, it is necessary to brush your child's teeth daily in addition to flossing appropriately to avoid the development of dental caries.

What can we do to prevent cavities?

Fluoride

Most children receive enough systemic fluoride through their daily consumption. Whether through fluoridate water (either city or well water) or daily exposure, most children receive the recommended level of fluoride to keep dental cavities at bay. If you have any questions as to the amount of fluoride your child is consuming and the need for supplementation, please ask one of our doctors.

What can we do to prevent cavities?

Toothpaste

What is the best toothpaste to use for my child? Brushing your child's teeth is one of, if not THE, most important task for ensuring your child's oral health. Firstly, be sure to pick a toothpaste that is recommended by the American Dental Association. Be sure to only use a "pea" sized amount of toothpaste and that your child spits out the excess amount of paste used. Generally, it is recommended that children under the age of two to three, use a non-fluoridate toothpaste until they are consistently able to brush and spit out the excess paste. Prior to that age, it is recommended to brush with water and a soft-bristled toothbrush.