When was the last time you brought your little ones to see the dentist? Routine dental care is essential for protecting young smiles from tooth decay and other common dental health issues. To treat children’s smiles, we offer the latest in . Help your children enjoy improved oral health in 2015 with regular dental care.

Pediatric Dentistry Quiz

1. True or False: Children need checkups and cleanings.

2. True or False: Regular visits can help prevent dental anxiety.

3. True or False: Dental sealants safeguard teeth against cavities.

4. True or False: Fluoride treatments strengthen natural enamel.

Answer Key

1. True. Like adults, your child needs his/her teeth examined once every six months. A dental cleaning may also be necessary to remove plaque and protect the teeth from dental caries and gingivitis. Routine visits also help instill good habits and reduce the chances of developing dental anxiety. If you need to schedule a checkup or cleaning, then contact our office today.

2. True. When your child sees the dentist, he/she becomes accustomed to the sights and sounds of the office. Children also learn that the dentist provide the care necessary to keep smiles healthy and beautiful, while preventing the need for major treatment. Bringing your kids to the dentist twice a year can help ensure they continue this practice into adulthood.

3. True. When a child brushes his/her teeth, reaching the molars in the rear of the mouth can be difficult. This means food can become lodged between teeth, where bacteria break it down and increases the risk of developing tooth decay and gum issues. Dental sealants are a plastic material that coats the teeth, preventing food and bacteria from becoming trapped between teeth. The sealants will simply wear away with time.

4. True. With fluoride, we apply a special varnish that strengthens the outer enamel. This boosts your body’s natural defenses against tooth decay.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.