Santa Ana Dental Care
If your child is having problems with his or her dental bite, you should visit us at Children’s Dental Group. At our dental practice, your child can have his or her bike corrected with Santa Ana dental care.
A child can develop many different types of bite problems. Today, Santa Ana dental care can sometimes even provide orthodontic treatment while the child is between the ages of seven and 11; this type of treatment is referred to as phase 1 interceptive orthodontic treatment. There are different types of bite problems that can develop, which are not at all uncommon. A cross bite can develop when one or more upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth. One specific tooth, or many teeth can have this problem. Early treatment of this problem is desired so that the jaw will develop symmetrically and premature wearing of teeth will be avoided. A patient has an overbite when they have an insufficient vertical overlap of the teeth. If a child has had an oral habit such as tongue thrusting, or digit sucking, it may have caused the jaws to grow unevenly. This problem can also be treated with orthodontic care at our office. An overbite is a common dental problem that occurs when the upper front teeth protrude over the lower front teeth. Usually these two sets of teeth do not have any contact. This orthodontic problem should be corrected because it can cause front teeth to function improperly. It can also cause extensive wear on the lower front teeth and even cause jaw or joint problems. An overjet occurs when the lower teeth are too far behind the upper front teeth. Thumb sucking is known to make this condition worse. This bite problem needs to be corrected because it can lead to premature wearing of teeth, and keep front teeth from functioning properly.
If you would like for your child’s bite to be examined, and to possibly receive Santa Ana dental care for an existing or developing bite problem, contact us today.
Children’s Dental Group
2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Santa Ana dental care
There are four basic types of bites that create issues for your child and for which there are effective treatments that are available from our Santa Ana dental care. Crossbite, overbite, openbite, and overjet are all addressed here at Children’s Dental Group.
The crossbite occurs when one more of the upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth. It can be just one tooth or more than one. If it is not addressed in a timely manner, your child’s teeth can wear prematurely. Other effects include potential gum disease, loss of bone tissue, misalignment of the jaws, dysfunctional chewing patterns, and a less pleasing smile. An openbite is when there is not enough vertical overlap of the teeth. It is often the result of thumb or finger sucking, or tongue thrust. If your child’s jaws don’t grow evenly, it can also lead to this problem. Again, prompt attention by our Santa Ana dental care is essential. Overbite means that the upper front teeth protrude over the lower front teeth. Typically, there is no contact between them. It happens when there is a disproportionate eruption of front teeth or the bone that support the teeth becomes overdeveloped. Also, a front to back imbalance between the upper and lower jaw can result in overbite. Overjet is another word for protrusion. When the lower teeth are too far behind the upper front teeth, possibly due to an improper alignment of the molars, imbalance of the upper and lower jaw, flared upper incisors, or missing lower teeth, your child can have overjet. The good news is that our Santa Ana dental care can diagnose, evaluate, and treat these bite concerns, so your child can look forward to having problem-free teeth and jaw alignment in the future.
It’s a good idea to schedule an appointment at our office so that your child can be examined.
Santa Ana pediatric dental office
When you are looking for an expert pediatric dental practice, you will want to come to our office, Children’s Dental Group. At our practice, we have well over 20 dentists who specialize in different areas of pediatric dental care. Parents of young children are understandably concerned with helping their children prevent cavities. For tips and ways to help your child prevent cavities, come in and visit us at our Santa Ana pediatric dental office.
Children’s teeth can be much more prone to cavities than adult teeth. This is because children’s teeth can have grooves in them which make it difficult for tooth brushing and flossing to remove all plaque and bacteria. Additionally, most children are not known to be great tooth brushers. This is a skill which most people do better with as they get older! Additionally, a child’s diet may affect the number of cavities that they get. A diet that is high in sweets and carbs will increase your child’s number of cavities – especially, when your child is not great about brushing after meals or snacks. At our Santa Ana pediatric dental office, our pediatric dentist will be able to give you many tips to help keep your child from developing cavities, as well as provide dental cleanings.
At our Children’s Dental Group, we also offer different types of treatments which will help keep cavities at bay. Fluoride treatments are very instrumental in helping the tooth enamel become stronger and more resistance against decay. Dental sealants are used to actually protect the teeth from physically coming into contact with materials which may cause cavities. The dental sealants are actually painted on and last for many years. They provide a physical barrier between the tooth and plaque, bacteria and food debris. When these items mixed with saliva, it can cause a reaction in the mouth that will create an acid that will attack the tooth enamel. Tooth brushing will help keep this from occurring. If a person eats a lot of carbs and sugars they will have thicker saliva for, which will actually produce more acid-producing bacteria that helps cause cavities. Additional tips for cavity prevention include: limit frequency of meals and snacks; encourage brushing and flossing; don’t drink sugary sodas; avoid sticky foods; and choose nutritious snacks. To have your child meet with our pediatric dentist at our Santa Ana pediatric dental office, contact us today.
90280 pediatric dentist
Children’s teeth need to be taken care of and when it comes to caring for their teeth many parents prefer to bring their children to a dental practice that specializes in pediatric dentistry. There are two major reasons to bring your child’s teeth to our 90280 pediatric dentist. First, children’s teeth and mouth needs are different from those of an adult and a pediatric dentist has been specially trained and has years of experience in dealing with the issues of a child’s mouth and dental care. Second, our entire team, doctors, assistants, hygienists and office staff have been trained and have a great deal of familiarity in working with children from infants to young adolescents. Our compassionate crew knows how to make a child feel secure and happy, our practice is dedicated to making the experience in our office stress-free for both the child and parent. Our office is also laid out differently from that of a practice catering to adults, there are video games, movies, rides and a bright colorful decor. We offer a warm and welcoming environment where children will think that it’s fun to come to the dentist – and it is.
Our 90280 pediatric dentist provides comprehensive dental services including a full range of preventative and restorative services. Our emphasis is on prevention and in addition to regular checkups and cleanings, our team instructs both the parent and the child in the proper way to care for their teeth. We involve the young patient in the care of their teeth and try to get them to be enthusiastic partners in preventing dental issues through daily maintenance to ensure long-lasting oral health. When a problem does arise we alleviate it in a manner that is pain-free through the use of local anesthetics or appropriate medications depending on age and their ability to cooperate. For those kids that are more anxious we offer IV or other sedation administered by anesthesiologists who have been specially trained to work with young children. All sedation will be discussed with the patient’s parents in detail before any treatment is undertaken.
Our 90280 pediatric dentist recommends that sealants be used to help protect our patients’ young teeth. Sealants are plastics that our doctor will bond onto the grooves and ridges of the chewing surfaces of a young person’s teeth. The plastic helps seal the tops of the teeth against decay. These sealants are most often used on the back teeth where it is often difficult for the youngster to brush thoroughly. Our practice offers advice to our patient parents on a wide array of childhood health topics including thumb sucking, cavity prevention, gum disease prevention, tooth eruption and adolescent oral care among others. If you family includes children bring them into our office so they can start of the road to great dental health for a lifetime.