Few things are as precious to a parent as his/her child’s smile. With routine care, you can help your child enjoy a bright and beautiful smile for years to come. Our approach to children’s dentistry includes a number of preventive treatments to help reduce the risk of tooth decay or gingivitis. We’re looking at five tips for protecting children’s smiles.

Children’s Dentistry in Corona, CA

1. Brush twice a day: Children should thoroughly brush their teeth in the morning and again before bed. For young children, you may need to assist them or supervise them to ensure proper brushing. We recommend using an age-appropriate brush with soft bristles. Your kids may enjoy picking out a brush themselves with a favorite children’s character on it.

2. Floss everyday: Once your little one has more then one tooth side by side he/she may need to floss once a day. You can help you children until he/she is able to floss correctly.

3. See the dentist twice a year: Everyone needs to see the dentist once every six months. A dental checkup involves the dentist looking for the warning signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, or any other oral health concerns. Regular visits also help children become accustomed to the visits, reducing dental anxiety.

4. Dental sealants: Children often have difficulty reaching the teeth in the back of their mouths when brushing or flossing. As a result, food can remain trapped between teeth, where bacteria will break them down and increase the risk of tooth decay. A dental sealant is a plastic coating that keeps food from becoming stuck between teeth.

5. Fluoride treatments: Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, allowing children to enjoy greater protection against cavities and tooth sensitivity. If you have any questions we urge you to contact our office today. We can help protect your children’s smile and instill a lifetime of good oral habits.


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.