Children’s Dentistry Promotes Healthy Smile Growth
Just like adults, children need dental care to ensure their teeth and gums remain healthy and strong. Though daily brushing and flossing greatly contributes to excellent oral health, they are not the only factors necessary for maintaining one’s smile. We encourage you to schedule twice annual children’s dentistry visits for your little ones, so we may thoroughly examine your child’s smile, while providing thorough cleaning and preventive treatments.
Your Corona Children’s Dentist Offers Checkups and Cleanings
Your child will require both checkups and cleanings for a comprehensive approach to preventive care. However, we recognize that your child may require extra time to feel comfortable in the dental practice setting. Our team will take a compassionate, gentle approach to your child’s visit. Your family dentist will first examine your child’s mouth visually and with the assistance of advanced imaging, such as X-rays.
A hygienist will then carefully remove plaque from the surfaces of your child’s teeth. She will also polish your little one’s smile with a special instrument and dental toothpaste. Because plaque is the leading cause of problems like tooth decay and gum disease, thorough removal of this substance safeguards your child’s long-term oral health.
Children’s Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatments
As a means of offering enhanced prevention against oral diseases, we offer dental sealants and fluoride treatment for our younger patients. Dental sealants are thin layers of plastic your pediatric dentist will paint over the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth. These hard-to-reach teeth are more susceptible to plaque and tooth decay than anterior teeth. Sealants provide a barrier, keeping plaque at bay.
In addition, your Corona family dentist may offer fluoride to strengthen your child’s teeth. This naturally occurring mineral is known for its ability to strengthen and remineralize bone tissue. It will help your child develop strong teeth, while re-strengthening areas of tooth enamel – the outermost tissue layer – that have weakened, and which may form a cavity when neglected.
IV Sedation for Children
Some of our young patients may require extensive treatments to correct oral health issues and improve their smiles. However, the process of undergoing these treatments could lead to an increased risk of dental anxiety in many kids. To help ensure they stay calm and relaxed, and avoid a negative dental experience that impacts them into adulthood, we often recommend sedation. With IV sedation, we work with a trained anesthesiologist to help offer your child a comfortable experience with little to no memory of the procedure or procedures.