When was the last time you brought your little one to the dentist’s office? In order to avoid tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral health issues, children need to see the dentist. We offer a caring and safe approach to children’s dentistry. Do you have any questions about pediatric dentistry?

Frequently Asked Questions About Children’s Dentistry

Question: What are dental sealants?

Answer: Children often have difficulty reaching the molars in the rear of the mouth when brushing or flossing. As a result, food particles can become trapped between the teeth. Without removing these particles, the rate of tooth decay can increase. In order to protect smiles from cavities, we can place a plastic coating over the molars. The sealants can safeguard teeth against harmful bacteria and will wear away naturally with time.

Question: Do my children need fluoride treatments?

Answer: Fluoride can remineralize tooth enamel, improving your body’s natural defenses against dental caries. For children with a high risk of cavities, we can apply a fluoride varnish to the teeth. In a matter of minutes kids can have greater security against tooth decay.

Question: When do my kids need to see the dentist?

Answer: Like adults, children over the age of two should see the dentist once every six months for an exam. The checkup allows the dentist to watch for possible warning signs of serious oral health problems and treat the issues early. In addition, kids who may otherwise be nervous about seeing the dentist can become accustomed to the sights and sounds of the office.

Question: When should the first visit occur?

Answer: A child should see the dentist for the first time around age one, once the initial baby tooth erupts. From there, the doctor can make sure the other teeth are erupting properly. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit for your little one, please contact our office today.


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.