Dr. Jennifer Satterfield-Siegel

Where little smiles come to shine!

Services

How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it may allow you to keep…

Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that has been shown to help strengthen teeth in children and also prevent decay in people of all ages. Topical fluoride, in particular is helpful for promoting oral health. The American Dental Association has publicly endorsed the use of fluoride for the prevention of dental caries, as has the…

Trauma

Accidents happen. Children can easily chip or knock out a tooth falling off bikes and swings or bumping into walls. You name it! As a patient with Special Smiles, 24-hour service is available to treat your child’s dental emergencies. Dr. Satterfield-Siegel has restored the smiles of many of her patients after trauma. If your child…

Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. Dr. Satterfield-Siegel can diagnose if your child needs this procedure. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain and swelling…

Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is an effective way to treat discolored or chipped teeth, restoring your child’s smile and overall look of the affected tooth. This is a great option for children and teens who often need to wait for their teeth to mature before choosing permanent restoration. This procedure is done in our office by Dr.…

Hospital Dentistry

Some of our patients often have anxiety about dental procedures and require general anesthesia. This form of sedation is also used if there are multiple major procedures required at the same time. Dr. Satterfield-Siegel conducts this procedure in a hospital setting where patients are closely monitored.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are clear coatings applied to the surfaces of a child’s molars to prevent the development of tooth decay. They work by preventing food and plaque from resting in the grooves and crevices of molars – an area especially susceptible to cavities. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, nearly 1 in 3 U.S.…

Why are Baby Teeth Important

The primary teeth are the teeth that babies are born with and continue to develop in the first few years of life. Though these teeth eventually fall out to make room for permanent teeth, primary teeth serve many important purposes. Not only are they essential to a child’s physical development, but they also contribute to…

When Will My Baby Get His /Her First Tooth

Children are born with a set of primary teeth that last throughout early childhood. These primary teeth typically begin to emerge during the first year of life between the ages of 4 and 12 months. This begins a process that usually ends with a complete set of primary teeth by age 3. Though it is…