The dental care habits that children learn at an early age will help them keep their teeth and gums in good shape for their whole lives. The approach of our dentist for children Garden Grove towards a very young developing mouth is very different than that of a general dentist towards an adult mouth. At Children’s Dental Group our whole staff makes sure that the young patients have a comfortable, fun experience that will make them look forward to coming to the dentist and to getting actively involved in caring for their own teeth.
Our dentist for children Garden Grove specializes in diagnosing early tooth decay and any problems with bite, the way in which the teeth, jaw and gums are developing as well as teething issues, such as early or late eruptions, acute discomfort, or a tooth erupting behind another tooth. Our practice also responds to dental emergencies such as loose teeth, injuries to the mouth and broken teeth or discolored teeth. We also look at facial structure and possible orthopedic issues that can be handled best at an early age including a palate that is too narrow or small, crowded teeth or an underbite. Our practice will also monitor the effects of thumb sucking, lip sucking and teeth grinding, Speech issues are a big concern with young children and these can often be associated with the development of teeth and the tongue in relationship to the mouth. While these issues would all be beyond the scope of an examination by a general dentist they are an active part of our practice’s monitoring of the child’s oral development.
Our dentist for children Garden Grove seeks to actively prevent tooth decay. Our program consists of regular checkups of the child’s teeth as well as regular dental cleanings. Our staff continually reinforces the use of good dental care techniques and building up good care habits in our young patients. We also recommend the use of dental sealants for young teeth. Our doctor will place a sealant on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth of the child. These sealants help prevent bacteria from getting inside the ridges and inside the surface of these teeth, which are hard for young people to adequately brush. Bring your children to our office and start them on a lifetime of good oral health.