Riverside, CA, dentist offers pediatric dental care

In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of biannual cleanings and examinations. These checkups are important for patients of all ages to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. The team at Riverside Dental Group in CA offers a caring approach to kids dentistry so your little one can have a positive experience. In today’s blog, we’re discussing why pediatric dental visits are important to your child’s health.

Monitor Their Growth And Development

You can bring your child to their first visit when the develop their first tooth and continue these appointments twice a year through their childhood. Like adult checkups, your child’s checkup will include a cleaning and examination. We understand that their first few cleanings and examinations may be intimidating for your little one, so our team will do their best to help your kid feel comfortable during their appointment. If necessary, we can use sedation options to help keep your child calm so they can get the care they need. This may be helpful for patients with high anxiety or special needs.

These checkups are important for your child because they help teach them the importance of oral health and monitor their growth and development. Around the age of seven, your child can begin the process of orthodontic care. You can bring them in for their first consultation to assess alignment concerns and begin phase one treatment if necessary.

Help Prevent Cavities And Other Concerns

Your child’s dentist will watch out for concerns such as gingivitis, premature tooth loss, and cavities. Tooth decay is fairly common especially among younger patients because they are learning how to take care of their smiles and may not thoroughly clean each tooth. We can provide extra protection against cavities with the help of dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a mineral that can help add minerals back to the enamel and protect the tooth from decay. It can be applied topically to the teeth.

If your little one does develop a cavity, this is normal and can be treated with a dental filling. The damaged part of their tooth will be removed and replaced with a material such as composite resin. It’s important that this is done as soon as possible to prevent the cavity from worsening.

Schedule Their Checkup Today

Summer break is a great time to bring your children and teens into the dentist. Call your nearest Riverside Dental Group location in California today to learn more.

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 (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.