When children learn healthy oral hygiene habits at an early age, you set them up for a lifetime of smile care. By providing a comfortable atmosphere for receiving their first cleanings and examinations, visiting the dentist becomes a normal part of their yearly routine. When your child receives their first baby tooth, or by their first birthday, we suggest bringing them in for a casual introduction to meet their dentist.
At your Riverside, CA, dental practice, we help improve children’s smiles with a focus on children’s dentistry. Just like their parents, kids need regular care to help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other potential oral harm. Their semiannual visits present a valuable opportunity to review and teach the skills they need to take care of their mouths on their own at home.
Why Children Need Pediatric Dentistry
Just like adults, kids are susceptible to developing cavities in their little teeth. Many children are at a higher risk for tooth decay as they enjoy sugary drinks and snacks with less ability to regulate their intake. Because a child’s brushing and flossing habits may not be fully developed, they can leave sticky plaque on their smiles in between dental visits. This makes visiting our practice regularly a high priority.
Performing Pediatric Cleaning And Examinations
When you bring in your child for their pediatric appointment, we will introduce ourselves to help them feel comfortable and calm. To help them develop their oral care habits, we are happy to answer any questions or concerns they may have. Taking images of your child’s smile allows us to develop a record of their teeth’s growth and development. Examining their smile provides an opportunity to detect any problem areas such as tooth decay before they become worse. A dental hygienist will then clean their teeth, removing any plaque and tartar deposits to ensure a bright, clean smile when they leave our office. Regular removal of oral bacteria helps lower your child’s risk of developing gum disease or tooth decay. We also offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants to give additional preventive protection while their smile grows.
Talk To Your Riverside, CA, Dentist About Booking Dental Care For Your Child!
With regular visits, we can help kids maintain their oral health. 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:
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
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 Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.