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When it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums, the habits you learn early in life set the stage for your oral health. By introducing kids to regular dental visits beginning in infancy, they learn the importance of caring for their smiles. This is why we strive to provide a comfortable environment where a child can look forward to interacting with their dental team.

At your Moreno Valley, CA dentist’s office, we suggest bringing in your child for their first visit when their first baby tooth erupts or by their first birthday. Because kids are vulnerable to the same oral threats of tooth decay and gum disease, regular cleanings and examinations prevent damage to their little smiles. Consistent appointments offer a chance to discuss their at-home cleaning habits and teach effective techniques for keeping mouths clean from plaque.

The Importance Of Regular Pediatric Visits

While children’s teeth can be harmed by the same destructive decay process that affects adult smiles, kids have less experience regularly removing plaque. At this early stage in development, they may be less able to resist the temptations of sugary foods and drinks that can quickly erode enamel. This means receiving regular pediatric dental care is vital to prevent decay or treat its symptoms before they get out of hand. Make sure that you prioritize taking your kid to their dentist on a semiannual basis!

Providing Pediatric Cleanings and Examinations

We suggest bringing your child in for their first dental visit by their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts, whichever happens first. At this meeting, we will perform a simple lap exam to introduce your kid to the dentist’s office and help them feel comfortable about receiving an involved cleaning at later visits. At each visit, we will observe the development of their teeth and check the gum tissues for any abnormalities. Regular cleanings from a member of our hygienist team will remove plaque that leads to decay. We also provide added protection for children with the application of fluoride treatments and dental sealants.

Talk To Your Moreno Valley, CA, Dentist About Booking Dental Care For Your Child!

With the right approach to oral hygiene, kids can maintain healthy mouths. Regular dental appointments are a key part of teaching healthy oral habits. If you would like to book care for your kid or any other family member, please reach out to any of our locations near you by calling the following:

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.

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

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.