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The oral hygiene habits children learn at a young age help them maintain a healthy smile for an entire lifetime. By taking your child to their first cleanings and examinations, they become comfortable with the idea of regularly cleaning their teeth in a professional environment. Beginning with the eruption of their first baby tooth, a casual introduction to the dentist sets the groundwork for more involved visits as additional teeth come in. At this early stage, children’s dentistry focuses on protecting little smiles as they grow into adulthood.

At your Riverside, CA dental practice, we take a special approach when meeting children for the first time. By providing a comforting atmosphere, we allow your child to feel at ease when learning about dental care.  Just like their adult counterparts, we focus on preventing tooth decay and other oral harm to provide healthy smiles. At Oasis Family Dental, we offer a convenient location for people of all ages, so bring your entire family!

Introducing Your Child To Dental Care

Just like their parents, when kids begin visiting the dentist regularly, they receive important protection for the health of their teeth and gums. Whenever your child’s first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday, we suggest bringing them to an introductory pediatric appointment. We will perform a basic lap exam to meet your child and introduce them to the idea of dental visits. As more teeth arrive, we will place your kid on a regular cleaning schedule to remove plaque and monitor the development of their smile. When your child knows that they meet with the dentist regularly, this can motivate them to take care of their oral health daily.

A Preventive Approach To Tooth Decay

When it comes to pediatric care, we provide additional protection against tooth decay at each of your child’s dental visits. After cleaning their teeth, we apply a fluoride treatment to help strengthen their protective enamel. This fights the decay process by remineralizing portions of the tooth exposed to the acidic byproducts of dental plaque. Because children may have difficulty reaching their back teeth when brushing, we also apply dental sealants to provide a physical barrier against plaque accumulation. By sealing the surface of your molars, we prevent sticky bacterial film from gathering as your child works on their brushing technique.

Speak With Your Riverside, 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:

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

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.

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.