A child's dental health is vital as it helps to educate them about the importance of proper oral hygiene. A child's first dental check-up is at the age of two. It is important to provide your child with a positive experience of dental care that will instill a sense of security and confidence in them.
Pediatric dentistry is a specific dental field that deals with the oral health of children. The kids' dentist specializes in treating babies and children up to age 18. A pediatric dentist has special training in pediatric dentistry, unlike a general dentist who performs routine dental procedures for adults.
Children require special attention as their teeth develop and change during their early years and can lead to dental diseases or issues in their adult life.
Dental Care for Children
We recommend oral exams for children twice a year. During an oral exam, we check your child's teeth and gums for any signs of decay, plaque, calculus, or inflammation. Early treatment can save your child from pain, discomfort, or other problems associated with tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Fluoride helps your child's teeth become stronger and more resistant to decay. Fluoride treatment also decreases the growth and re-growth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay. In addition, fluoride may help prevent cavities in permanent teeth that are still developing under the gums.
We will provide your child with regular dental cleanings to maintain their dental health. During these cleanings, we will remove any tartar or plaque from the surface of their teeth and under the gum line to prevent gum disease from developing.
Children need orthodontic care for healthy teeth and straight teeth to enhance their appearance and self-confidence. Orthodontic care also helps correct your child's bite so that they can chew food more efficiently and speak more clearly as adults. Our orthodontic treatments include traditional metal braces, clear aligners, and Invisalign clear aligners.
Restorative dentistry is necessary for young children whose teeth are still developing. When children lose one or more baby teeth prematurely due to trauma or other reasons, we can use dental implants or bridges to replace them until new adult teeth take over their place.
For more information about Kids Dentist in South El Monte, CA, call our office at (626) 628-2424 or schedule an online appointment. Visita ahora a nuestro dentista para niños.