Preventive Dental Care for Children
Pediatric Dental Cleaning
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that every childs see a dentist by the time their first tooth erupts and no later than their first birthday. During a routine check-up, your child’s teeth will be polished to remove any plaque build-up or tartar.
Teeth cleanings are just as important for baby teeth as they are for permanent teeth!
Comprehensive Oral Evaluations (Routine Exams)
Dental Sealants for Kids
A dental sealant is a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of premolars and molars, where four out of five cavities are found! Sealants act as a barrier against food, plaque, and acid. They’re effective for protecting the decay-prone areas of the teeth to prevent future cavities from developing.
Sealants have proven to reduce the risk of decay (cavities) by nearly 80% in molars!
Low Radiation X-Rays
We use digital radiographs with less radiation than traditional radiographs. X-rays are needed to diagnose and treat issues in-between and inside teeth as well as below the gum-line. A clinical exam alone cannot see the areas of a tooth that a radiograph can!
Child dental x-rays enable us to get a clear picture of your child’s dental development. We can assess jaw bone health, tooth roots and the underlying dental structure to ensure that everything is developing properly and healthily.
We’re here to answer your questions, and we want you and your child to know your options! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time.
Dr. Sierra, Dr. Kwon, Dr. Patel and our team are here to help guide you and your child. We offer kinder, gentler dentistry for kids and teens. It is our goal that your child develops and maintains a positive association with dental care and we do everything we can to create a pleasant, supportive, and fun environment for our little patients.