Fountain Valley Pedodontist

Children’s Dental Exams 92704

Even the most experienced dentists can’t detect everything that may be happening in your child’s mouth with their naked eye. Modern x-ray technology, however, allows our Fountain Valley pedodontist to spot problem areas with your children’s oral health that could otherwise go undetected. Issues that occur inside your child’s tooth, or below their gum line, and problems such as bone loss, periodontal disease, and decay between teeth, can now be found and treated at their earliest stages. At Children’s Dental Group, we know that early detection and prevention is very important for your child’s dental health, as well as, ultimately, saving you time, money, and stress.

92704 Pediatric Dentistry

92704 Pediatric Dentistry

We now offer state-of- the-art x-ray technology, with safer, faster, and cleaner, digital dental x-rays. Getting a digital dental x-ray is a faster process because the image is captured electronically and then transferred immediately to a computer. In addition, harmful chemicals that create toxic waste for the environment are not necessary to develop a digital x-ray. Most importantly, a digital x-ray with our Fountain Valley pedodontist, is safer for your children because they are exposed to much less radiation than with a conventional x-ray.

The need for dental x-rays and how often your child should have them depends on a number of circumstances. Our Fountain Valley pedodontist consults with you in effort to find out as much as possible about your child’s medical history and habits. Factors such as history of gum disease, consuming sugary drinks, or extensive restorative work, may increase the need for more regular dental x-rays. Today’s digital dental x-rays helps our pedodontist detect tooth decay, bone loss, and other issues that only an x-ray can show. As our well-educated staff gets to know your child better, we will be able to determine whether, and how often, they should have their teeth scanned. In order to monitor the continued growth of their teeth and jaw, your children may need digital dental x-rays more often than adults. A digital x-ray will also help our Fountain Valley pedodontist install braces, dentures, and implants, as well as to monitor the state of wisdom teeth. Our goal is not only to keep current with all dental advancements but to share that innovative technology with each patient.

Digital Dental X-rays Fountain Valley
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-784-5779

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Fountain Valley Pediatric Orthodontist

Interceptive Orthodontics 92704

The appearance of our teeth and our smile is important to us. We like having a great smile with which to put forward and it instills us with confidence to express ourselves. Often, braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to fix any dental disfigurations or misalignments in order to create straighter smiles, but orthodontics can be used to prevent present or future dental problems as well. The alignment of our teeth can not only affect our appearance, but can affect the effectiveness of our bite and our jaw health, which when problematic can lead to serious dental issues and dental strain. Here at Children’s Dental Group, we provide younger children with interceptive orthodontics in order to solve such issues. At our Fountain Valley pediatric orthodontist, your children will experience gentle and comprehensive dental care.

Braces 92704

Braces 92704

Interceptive orthodontics is designed to prevent future dental issues. Often, braces and other orthodontic procedures are not conducted until a child is around the ages of 12 or 14 but interceptive orthodontics can begin as early as 7 years old. This is done in order to take advantage of a child’s continuing growth and can provide easier and more successful results. If you schedule an appointment for your child here at Children’s Dental Group, you child will see one of our orthodontists who will first conduct a preliminary examination and evaluation to determine your child’s dental needs. It is vital that our Fountain Valley pediatric orthodontist has a thorough understanding of your child’s mouth in order to precisely map their orthodontic treatment. Interceptive orthodontics can resolve issues such as crowding, uneven development of the upper and the lower jaw, crossbite, overbite, underbite, or open bites. Additionally, these methods can help solve issues that develop as a result of chronic thumb sucking or other habits.

Our Fountain Valley pediatric orthodontist can provide your child with interceptive orthodontics plan and procedure that provides them with a beautiful and healthy mouth. A visit to Children’s Dental Group can help ensure that your child’s mouth is in good hands and can develop in a healthy and pain-free way.

Fountain Valley Children’s Braces
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-784-5779

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Fountain Valley Pediatric Dentist

92704 Pedodontist

At Children’s Dental Group, one of the most common dental issues that our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist treats is the different forms of pediatric malocclusions. A malocclusion is the technical term for having a bad or improper bite. It means that the teeth and jaws are not in an ideal position. Malocclusions can affect your child’s ability to clean their teeth properly, their overall gum health, the development of their jaw, and in some cases, their speech. If you think your child may have a malocclusion, you should bring her in to see our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist. We can also identify a malocclusion during a routine exam at Children’s Dental Group.

Pediatric Orthodontist Fountain Valley

Pediatric Orthodontist Fountain Valley

There are several different kinds of malocclusions. One common type of malocclusion is the underbite. In an underbite, the lower jaw is extended out further than normal, causing them to be in front of the upper teeth. The opposite of an underbite is an overbite, another common type of malocclusion. An overbite is when the upper front teeth are extended out over the lower teeth, which can sometimes make it so that the lower teeth bite into the roof of the mouth. Other common malocclusions include excess spacing and crowding, crossbites, upper front teeth protrusion, open bite, and more.

How each type of malocclusion is treated depends on the individual patient. In most cases, the earlier our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist begins treatment the better, so that we can ensure smoother tooth and jaw development for your child as they grow older. Some common treatments include: braces, retainers, tooth extractions, and more. Again, the treatment will depend on your child’s individual situation and will be tailored to their needs. We are always sure to discuss all available options with our patients and their parents to come to a well-formed decision about treatments.

To learn more about basic dental health topics and the related services that our Fountain Valley pediatric dentist provides, we invite you to browse through the additional information we have made available on the main Children’s Dental Group website. You can also contact our friendly team of staff members directly if you have a specific question or concern, or if you would like to book an appointment. Feel free to contact us by phone or online. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon at Children’s Dental Group.

Orthodontics Fountain Valley
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-784-5779

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Pedodontist Orange

Pedodontist Orange

Is your child experiencing a toothache that has gone from mild to severe? Often parents like to believe that this is simply from teeth falling out or growing into their smile, but the truth is that permanent teeth should not be terribly painful, and nor should loss of primary teeth. A toothache of any level of severity, be it mild or severe, warrants a visit to your local Orange pedodontist as soon as possible. A severe toothache could be the cause of serious dental decay causing harm to young teeth, and as such warrants the care of childhood dental experts at the uniquely kid-friendly offices of the Children’s Dental Group.

Orange Children's Dental Exams

Orange Children’s Dental Exams

Believe it or not, primary teeth are just as important to your child’s oral health as the permanent teeth they will later grow into. This is due to the fact that the health and growth of primary teeth directly effect that of the permanent teeth that will one day replace them. Primary teeth which are lost early can cause permanent teeth to become malformed or grow into the wrong place, causing gaps or crowding in your daughter or son’s smile. Primary teeth are unique from permanent teeth in that the chamber which houses their pulp and nerves inside each tooth is much larger than permanent teeth. This makes it very easy for decay to create cavities in these teeth which spread to this chamber. When this happens teeth go from needing a simple cavity treatment to a far more complicated procedure which should only be entrusted to your professional Orange pedodontist.

When a cavity breaks through to the pulp chamber, a pulpotomy must be performed in order to stop the spread of infection from destroying the tooth. Your trusted Orange pedodontist will remove the infected material, and replace it with a medicated filling that will deliver a low dose of antibiotics at a gradual rate in order to wipe out tooth decay at even a microscopic level, and keep it from ever coming back. A pulpotomy not only wipes out infections, but it also stops the bacteria from spreading to the pulp in the canals. Your child’s pulpotomy is then finished with the appropriate filling, either a regular filling or a stainless steel crown depending on the location of your son or daughter’s infection.

Time is of the essence when it comes to tooth decay and infections of the pulp, as they can quickly spread and cause the tooth to be removed entirely. For this reason parents should never hesitate to visit their neighborhood Orange pedodontist at the first sight of pain. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff can put your child at ease even while we provide the care they need to return young smiles to a picture of perfect health.

Childhood Tooth Decay Orange
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-784-5779

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Orange California Pediatric Dentist

Orange California Pediatric Dentist

It’s a huge responsibility making sure your little one is getting off to a happy and healthy start in life. There are vaccinations to get, nutrition to stay on top of, and the list goes on and on. While our Orange California pediatric dentists don’t want to stress you out by adding to your list, we do feel that it’s our responsibility to tell you about the importance of getting into the habit of brining your child in for routine dental exams from a very early age. Yes, it may seem like a hassle sometimes, but a preemptive check-up every now and then is really nothing compared to the discomfort and inconvenience of dealing with teeth and gums after decay and periodontal disease have become established.

Kid's Dentist Orange CA

Kid’s Dentist Orange CA

Though your young one’s teeth aren’t visible at birth, they’re there, growing and developing out of site. At around seven months, those first pearly whites will begin to “erupt” — the technical term dentists use in place of “come in” or “grow in”. These first teeth mark the beginning of a long saga of tooth eruption and tooth loss that won’t quiet down for 12 years or so, when your “baby” will finally have all of their 28 adult teeth. (Wisdom teeth won’t start coming in until around 17 years of age.) These first teeth, hopefully, also mark the beginning of a lifetime of coming in to our Orange California pediatric dentist office at Children’s Dental Group. Yes, that’s right! Even kiddos need to come in for 6-month dental exams and cleanings, not only to make sure they’re getting educated about dental hygiene, but also to make sure cavities, gingivitis and other potential issues are addressed as soon as possible.

Are you concerned the dentist will scare your child needlessly? Don’t be. We here at Children’s Dental Group know that trips to the dentists can be a little frightening, and we’re experts at making sure junior is comfortable and even having a good time! But don’t take our word for it, schedule an appointment with our Orange California pediatric dentist and see for yourself.

Pediatric Dental Care Orange
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-784-5779

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Kid’s Dentist Santa Ana

Kid’s Dentist Santa Ana

As important as it is, and as much as we try as parents, we can’t always rely on our children to keep up a good oral hygiene routine at home. We try to make it fun with fruit flavored toothpastes and a toothbrush in the shape of their favorite cartoon character, but the fact of the matter is, kids sometimes don’t brush their teeth and when they do it’s often not long enough and cavities and tooth decay can be a result. Our Santa Ana kid’s dentist, with the rest of the team at Children’s Dental Group, understands this and lets parents know there are ways to help.

Santa Ana Cavity Prevention

Santa Ana Cavity Prevention

Proper flossing and brushing will always be encouraged, no matter what the age of the patient, but as an added method to help prevent decay, dental sealants are an option. Dental sealants are a thin, clear, plastic coating that protects the grooves of the teeth from bacteria and acids. Our Santa Ana kid’s dentist applies a creamy resin to the main chewing teeth and molars with a tiny brush. Once it hardens, this resin will protect the teeth for years. For those younger children who have trouble brushing their teeth and properly cleaning hard-to-reach places in the mouth, dental sealants are especially helpful. In most cases, dental sealants can last many years on permanent teeth, and replacing sealants is fairly easy.

Most of the tooth decay in children and teens occurs on the surfaces of their back teeth. Sealants protect these chewing surfaces from tooth decay by keeping germs and food particles out of the grooves where dental sealants are applied. A child’s first molars usually come in at about age six and the second molars appear at about age 12. It is most beneficial if the sealant is applied soon after the teeth have erupted and before there is any chance of decay. Our Santa Ana kid’s dentist will explain that it’s most advantageous to use dental sealants on permanent molars where they will get the most benefit.

Another advantage to dental sealants is the application process is quick and easy and doesn’t require any drilling or removal of tooth structure. Our Santa Ana kid’s dentist will clean the teeth before applying a special gel on the chewing surface for a few seconds. The teeth are cleaned then rinsed and dried before the sealant is painted on the teeth. Our dentist or dental hygienist may also shine a special light on the tooth to help harden the sealant. It only takes about one minute for the sealant to form a protective shield and can last as long as five to ten years.

Dental Sealants Santa Ana
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-784-5779

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Children’s Dentist Santa Ana

Children’s Dentist Santa Ana

Has your child lost a baby tooth early? Many of us believe that primary teeth are less important than permanent teeth, and as they will one day be replaced by adult teeth, but this is simply not the case. When a primary tooth is lost by means other than a permanent teeth growing in behind it, your child’s teeth need to be examined by their local Santa Ana CA children’s dentist. Teeth need assistance to grow in properly, and when it comes to the necessity of your children’s dental health care, parents need look no further than the kid-friendly and professional offices of the Children’s Dental Group.

Kids Dentist Santa Ana

Kids Dentist Santa Ana

Your child’s teeth are vital to their oral health, and their primary or baby teeth are no different. What many parents may not be aware of is that these teeth are vital to their son or daughter’s smile because they actually control your permanent. It is a known fact by your trusted Santa Ana CA children’s dentist nearly identically predict where adult teeth will grow in, meaning that unhealthy teeth from decay or malformed teeth will cause difficulties for permanent teeth later in life. Gaps in child’s smile through early loss of baby teeth can cause the alignment of teeth to shift in a negative way, which can result in impacted and poorly grown permanent teeth which will cause additional problems in adulthood. When adult teeth grow poorly, they require costly and complex care later in life to properly treat.

Fortunately your professional Santa Ana CA children’s dentist can assist you and your children with proper care that will prevent problems with permanent teeth later in life through the use of pediatric space maintainers. These forms of childhood dental care are not painful or invasive, but are simply crafted specifically to meet your child’s unique needs to insure that their teeth will stay in their correct positions. In doing so our doctors work to insure that permanent teeth grow correctly, and thusly prevent you and your child from having to endure further and more complicated treatments in their later years to correct their malformed teeth. These devices can be crafted from dental plastics or special metals that simply work to hold the space open for your missing tooth to allow it to grow in correctly.

Children’s teeth are always growing, and as such they need assistance to grow in a healthy and effective manner. For the best in professional pediatric oral health care, parents and children alike can trust their neighborhood Santa Ana children’s dentist at the offices of the Children’s Dental Group. Our uniquely child-oriented offices can put your son or daughter at ease, while giving them the care they need to insure a smile that is healthy and beautiful as they grow up.

Space Maintainers Santa Ana
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-784-5779

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Garden Grove Pedodontist

Garden Grove Pedodontist

As a parent there is no matter of greater importance then the health and happiness of your children. Many of our calendars are filled with doctor’s appointments for check-ups and vaccinations, especially in their younger years. However, in the rush to maintain that you child receives the best in formulas and medical care, we often forget the need to schedule in pediatric dental care. There is a common misconception among many of us that our children are too young for dental care, when the truth is the first years of your child’s life are among the most crucial to a healthy smile. When it comes to the best dental care for your child, trust your pediatric dental care experts at the local Garden Grove pedodontist at the Children’s Dental Group to help your children maintain healthy smiles for life.

Pediatric Dental Care Garden Grove

Pediatric Dental Care Garden Grove

Pediatric dental hygiene begins for your child the moment they are brought into this world. Dental care is about much more than teeth, it begins with healthy gums for your children’s to grow into. As a parent you can begin caring for their gums in a simple manner by wiping their gum line clean after feeding with a wet piece of gauze or a clean, damp wash cloth to remove any extra food. Plaque build-up can begin only 20 minutes after eating, so it’s important to do so between feedings to insure their gum-line remains healthy. The moment your child grows their first tooth, normally at six months of age, your son or daughter is ready for their first dental appointment with your trusted Garden Grove pedodontist for a pediatric dental examination.

At six months of age your child is ready to receive their first dental exam from your professional Garden Grove pedodontist where your doctor can identify any hereditary conditions and begin to work with you and your children to begin a life time of dental health care to give your little ones a beautiful smile to grow into. At six months of age you can also begin brushing your child’s teeth with an appropriately sized toothbrush and tap water. Most children are able to spit out fluids properly at the age two, and at this age your child can begin brushing their teeth with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste under close parental supervision. Children also require fluoride treatments, but such care should always be under the close instruction of a pediatric dentist, and can be easily taken care of at our kid-friendly offices at the Children’s Dental Group. Our practice is uniquely geared to the comfort, care, and education of children’s dental care unlike any other you will ever find. At the Children’s Dental Group your child can receive professional care and instruction for a beautiful smile all of their lives.

Children’s Dentist Garden Grove
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-784-5779

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Garden Grove Children’s Orthodontist

Garden Grove Children’s Orthodontist

The most common form of orthodontic treatment performed by our Garden Grove children’s orthodontist at Children’s Dental Group, is the installation of braces. Whether traditional metal braces or the more modern Invisalign, braces help straighten teeth, correct overbites, and remove gaps. Braces are also sometimes used with other orthodontic appliances, such as headgear and expansion appliances, to encourage the growth of teeth in our younger patients. Retainers are usually worn to help keep teeth in their new position after the braces have been removed.

Orthodontic Evaluations Garden Grove

Orthodontic Evaluations Garden Grove

Our Garden Grove children’s orthodontist recommends that children have their first orthodontic consultation by the time they are 7 to guarantee appropriate health and growth. Many people have orthodontic procedures done at a young age but it’s common for some adults and even seniors to undergo orthodontic treatments. It always depends on the specific problems of our patient and the method used to correct them, but orthodontic treatments can last as few as six months but can take three years or more to complete in more severe cases.

Orthodontics is a type of dentistry dedicated to the correction of improper bites and tooth abnormality. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, orthodontists make up the largest group of dental specialists and our Garden Grove children’s orthodontist helps patients of any age improve tooth and jaw problems but can also assist those who desire merely cosmetic improvements. The doctors at Children’s Dental Group see both adults and children and specialize in correcting a variety of dental problems, including difficulty chewing, crowding of teeth, missing teeth, difficulties with speech, protruding teeth, irregular bite and facial imbalances. Our Orthodontic Center at Children’s Dental Group has many of the same features that patients love in our children’s office such as video games, a movie theatre and fun treatment areas which help to alleviate any stress or anxiety.

When it comes to orthodontics and braces, straight teeth are much easier to keep clean and promote better biting, chewing, and speaking than teeth with abnormalities. Patients who have had orthodontic treatments also report having fewer dental complications later in life. So, yes, braces straighten out your smile but they also help to prevent tooth decay and other problems. Our Garden Grove children’s orthodontist uses the latest state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology to help you determine if braces are right for you, and the best way to enhance your family’s smile.

Garden Grove Pediatric Orthodontics
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-784-5779

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Garden Grove Pediatric Dentist

Garden Grove Pediatric Dentist

Although we know that children will eventually shed their baby teeth so that their permanent teeth can replace them, it is important that your child receive proper oral health care from a very early age. At Children’s Dental Group, our Garden Grove pediatric dentist will work hard to make sure that your children receive the best dental care they can get from the moment their baby teeth arrive. This care will only continue as your children’s permanent teeth begin to erupt.

Kids Dentist Garden Grove

Kids Dentist Garden Grove

According to the American Dental Association, in general, most children have 20 baby teeth at birth. These teeth usually begin to erupt at around 6 months of age. According to the ADA, it is important to schedule your child’s first visit to the dentist within 6 months of the first tooth erupting, and no later than your child’s first birthday. Making sure your children benefit from a lifetime of strong oral health involves constantly monitoring the health of their teeth. As your children grow up, they will begin to lose their baby teeth, as the permanent ones begin to erupt. Unlike baby teeth, a proper set of permanent teeth is made up of 32 teeth overall. The human body is a complex machine, and each part works with other parts to make op the whole. The same goes for your teeth, with each one erupting in a specific place in order to best facilitate speaking and chewing. To make sure that this process goes smoothly without any major problems, the Garden Grove pediatric dentist of Children’s Dental Group will regularly examine the teeth of a patient to make sure that he or she is experiencing proper dental development. The best way to make sure your children experience lifelong oral health is to make sure that problems with their teeth are identified and treated early.

As children go through the process of shedding their baby teeth, they need to be treated by a dental professional qualified to address the specific needs of children. At Children’s Dental Group, our qualified Garden Grove pediatric dentist, along with our dedicated staff, will give your child quality care in a safe and welcoming environment.

Garden Grove CA Children’s Dentist
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-784-5779

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