Children dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses exclusively on the oral health care of pediatric patients.
It’s important to bring your child to see the dentist once every six months. Their six month checkup appointment allows us to examine their teeth and provide them with a dental cleaning. The cleaning gets rid of buildup on the teeth as well as check the health of their gums. The exam checks for signs of cavities and other problems that might get worse if left untreated.
Your child’s first appointment with us involves a comprehensive examination performed by one of our doctors and a professional dental cleaning. Both the exam and cleaning help us check for signs of cavities and other problems in their mouth. If additional treatment is needed, we can schedule an appointment for your child to come back in and have the work done. Our goal is to provide your family with a comfortable, professional dental office that you can trust. We work with children of all ages and take a kid-friendly approach to providing them the care that they need.
At OC Graceful Smiles, we provide a range of important procedures that are geared to improving and maintaining the health of your child’s smile. Your child will establish themselves in our office with an exam and cleaning. From there, we can create a personalized treatment plan specific to them if additional work is needed. Some of the more common procedures we offer for children include:
Firstly, try to prepare your child mentally for the visit by talking to them about the dental appointment in a positive manner. Explain that it is important for their oral health, and will help their teeth stay clean and healthy. Offer to go with them for support if it helps.
It is generally recommended that children start visiting the dentist when their first tooth appears, or around their 1st birthday. This way, the dentist can monitor their oral health development from the beginning, and advise on any preventive or corrective measures needed early on.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should visit the dentist every six months to maintain good oral health. This way, any developing issues can be identified and addressed early on.
Kids dentistry is important for the development of strong and healthy teeth. Regular dental visits help to prevent cavities and tooth decay, identify any developing issues such as gum disease or crooked teeth, and provide cleaning and fluoride treatments to keep teeth strong and healthy.