The Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group feel proud to offer complete comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. Families can have all of their needs met in one place saving time and the hassle of driving around to multiple offices. Whether you need a routine dental checkup, gum disease treatment, restorative or cosmetic work, or even orofacial surgery, we have experienced and knowledgeable specialists on call for you. We can even provide a great experience for our littlest patients when they are just embarking on dental care for their first appointments. Our pediatric dentists understand babies and children, and can start them off on the right foot when it comes to their dental needs.

Pediatric Dentistry Defined

A pediatric dentist can also be referred to as a children’s dentist or even a “pedodontist.” Simply put, this specialty focuses on children’s dental health care. When seeking a dentist for your little one, you will probably feel more comfortable going with a certified pediatric dentist. This means that your child’s dentist will have taken advanced education course in order to gain extensive knowledge and experience specific to children’s teeth, and also their emotional needs. Dental care from a dentist that does not particularly understand children can lead to fear, anxiety, and a life-long avoidance of going to the dentist for your child. Our specialists know how to set the stage for a pleasant experience with professional, child centered pediatric dental care.

Pediatric Dental Expectations

When you start taking your child to the dentist, the timing should be shortly after the first tooth has erupted. While they won’t be getting a deep cleaning at that point, your pediatric dentists will focus on cavity prevention through acclimation, education, and enhancements like dental sealants and fluoride treatments which will better prepare your child’s teeth for fighting off the bacteria that cause cavities. Children’s dentists also pay special attention to the development of teeth, jaws, and facial structure.

Pediatric Dentistry in Riverside

If you would like to learn more about preventing childhood tooth decay, children’s orthodontics, or other pediatric dentistry services, contact our Dental Associates of Riverside at (951) 369-1001. Our family dentist office serves patients throughout Riverside County, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley.