When it comes to seeking and selecting pediatric dental care for your child, you may have more questions for your children’s dentist than you have answers. Fortunately, we will be happy to answer anything you’d like to ask us about regarding dental care. However, perhaps before you schedule a visit, there are some inquiries regarding pediatric care of smiles in general that have left you quite curious. Allow us to provide you with the essential information you need, so you feel confident about setting up an appointment for your little one.

Q&A: Pediatric Care

Question: Does my child need dental care?

Answer: Yes. In general, once your child’s first birthday rolls around (or when his or her first tooth breaks through the gum tissue) it is time to begin scheduling pediatric dental care visits. As a result, your children’s dentist can make sure that early development is successful; this is essential in guiding later oral development and promoting effective speech patterns.

Question: Should I choose a pediatric dentist?

Answer: Yes. We suggest choosing a children’s dentist for your child because they have years of additional training. Your child will be seeing a dentist who specializes in treating younger patients.

Question: Does pediatric dental care offer the same treatments as general dental care?

Answer: Yes and no. All patients, both young and old, require certain treatments like dental cleanings and dental checkups. All ages qualify for similar restorative treatments like fillings and crowns. However, a children’s dentist generally offers certain child-focused treatments like dental sealants and fluoride treatments that you may not find for adults from a general dentist.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.