Smiling baby

Learning habits to protect the health of your smile begins in early childhood. This means that when kids attend their first checkups and cleanings, they become accustomed to the role the dentist plays in safeguarding their smile. When a child’s first tooth erupts, meeting the dentist helps them become comfortable with the idea of taking care of their teeth. Children’s dentistry focuses on preventive treatments to protect your child’s teeth as they grow and develop into adolescence.

At your Temecula, CA, dentist’s office, we offer a comforting atmosphere to welcome kids to their first dental visits and ease them into treatment. When your child begins attending the dentist early, we help prevent problems with decay from harming their teeth and can treat existing issues before they become worse. Because we offer service for patients of all ages, Oasis Family Dental is a suitable location for every member of your family!

A Child’s First Trips To The Dentist

When kids begin attending checkups and examinations on a semiannual basis, they receive the same important protection for their teeth as their parents. We suggest taking your child to their first appointment by their first birthday or whenever their first tooth erupts. A simple lap exam at this meeting allows us to introduce ourselves to the baby and make them feel comfortable for more involved treatment in the future as their teeth come in. We will conduct routine cleanings at the appropriate age to detect complications and fight against the buildup of plaque. Routine visitation provides a check-in to examine that their teeth arrive and fall out on schedule. The knowledge of upcoming dental trips reminds your child to practice their daily oral hygiene habits by brushing and flossing attentively.

Preventing Tooth Decay For Children

By focusing on preventive care, we maintain the strength of your child’s teeth with fluoride treatments and dental sealants. A topical fluoride gel applied to the surface of their teeth can help strengthen the enamel. This remineralizes portions that become weak to help prevent the formation of cavities. Dental sealants offer a physical barrier against plaque by covering hard-to-brush molars in the back of children’s mouths. This helps fight plaque as your child learns to properly brush and floss all on their own.

Speak With Your Temecula, CA, Dentist About Booking Dental Care For Your Child!

If you would like to book care for any member of your family, please reach out to any of our locations near you by calling the following:

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

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.

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

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