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What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is a specialty of dentistry that centers on dental care for children. Our pediatric dentists care for children from the time the first tooth erupts until they reach adulthood.
Special Dental Care for Children
At Riverside Dental Group, we take great measures to ensure that your children feel safe and comfortable visiting the dentist. Part of that comfort comes from establishing a relationship of trust with your children from an early age, so you should make your child's first dental appointment when the first tooth erupts and not any later than his or her first birthday. Patients who start seeing a dentist from an early age and receive regular preventive care have the best chances at maintaining good oral health for life. They are also less likely to put off necessary dental procedures or develop dental phobias.
Preventive Treatments for Pediatric Dental Patients
Aside from providing regular checkups and professional cleanings, our dentists will also educate you and your children on proper oral care at home. This education includes demonstrating brushing and flossing techniques as well as recommending good dietary habits. As children are still developing good oral habits and may miss a few spots when brushing, they are great candidates for preventive treatments such as fluoride and dental sealants. Your child's dentist can administer professional-strength fluoride treatments at each checkup to provide extra protection against demineralization of the tooth enamel. For cavity-prone molars, dental sealants can be placed on the grooved chewing surfaces to prevent food and bacteria from damaging the teeth.
Reserve Your Dental Appointment Today
We're making families smile in Southern California! Whether you need a general dentist for checkups and cleanings, you're interested in cosmetic dentistry, or you need the expert care of a dental specialist, Riverside Dental Group will provide just what the dentist ordered. Call one of our six dentist offices in Southern California to reserve your appointment today.