At Old Town Orange Dental Group we know how important it is to establish healthy habits for your little ones, especially when it comes to their health. Our practice offers different pediatric dentistry services to make sure your children's dental needs are taken care of. Our team strives to make dental appointments for your kids a relaxing and fun experience, so they are not discouraged or afraid to visit us. It is important that from the moment your children's teeth begin to erupt, your children are taught good oral hygiene habits and have regular dental checkups to keep track of their dental development.
Dentists encourage parents to bring their children in for their first checkup once their first tooth erupts. During this visit, your children will be introduced to the doctor and his team, and they can explain to them the different tools and procedures that children usually go through at the dentist. At this time, the dentist can also educate parents and children on the proper way to brush and floss teeth and other oral hygiene habits to help main good oral health.
Dental checkups are recommended twice a year so your dentist can keep track of the development of your children's teeth and detect any possible problems such as cavities or misalignment at an early stage. Early detection allows for a faster and more successful treatment that could be less expensive than if left unattended. The dental checkups include a visual examination of your children's mouth, teeth, and gums, dental X-rays to determine the position of the baby teeth and the natural teeth coming after.
Fluoride helps protect your children’s teeth by strengthening the teeth’s enamel to prevent cavities from forming or acids and other factors damaging or weakening your children’s teeth. During the checkups or cleanings, the dentist can apply the fluoride varnish to your children’s teeth, which will last until their next checkup six months later.
Dental sealants help protect your teeth from decay and cavities caused by food particles or tartar and plaque buildup stuck in the crevices of your teeth. The sealants act as a barrier that protects your teeth, using a clear plastic sheet applied to the surfaces of your molars. The sealants are applied to your teeth using light to bond the sealant to the surface of your teeth; they last long if good oral hygiene is practiced but can be reapplied whenever it is needed.
If your children’s teeth have started to erupt, visit us at Old Town Orange Dental Group to make sure their dental health is taken care of from the beginning. Call us at (714) 997-9030 to schedule an appointment today!