Taking care of your teeth is more important than you may initially think. True, it is extremely important to brush your teeth twice a day, as well as floss and use a mouth rinse regularly, but regular checkups and dental cleanings are just as important to keeping up with your oral hygiene. Proper oral hygiene and oral care leads to a happy healthy mouth, and this is especially important for kids with developing teeth. Here at Children’s Dental Group, our pedodontist in Santa Ana can help fill in the gaps in your child’s dental care.
Baby teeth are just as important as permanent teeth. Though some people may not think this is true because baby teeth fall out, these temporary teeth still act as a place holder for our permanent teeth. If you have clean, healthy baby teeth, it will help sustain the proper environment for permanent teeth to grow healthily as well. Here at Children’s Dental Group, our pedodontist in Santa Ana is here to provide a fun and comfortable environment that will set all kids at ease when visiting the dentist. Upon first visiting us here at Children’s Dental Group, your child will have a preliminary dental examination. During this exam, our pedodontist will establish your child’s oral health baseline and examine the state of their baby teeth. A child’s mouth typically has 20 teeth. Your child’s initial teeth will begin to erupt as early as 8 months of age. Different types of teeth will develop over time, but most primary teeth will have erupted by age 2 or 3. These teeth may not begin to fall out as late as 7 but can also begin to fall out as early as age 4. Every child is different, and regular visits with your pedodontist will help make sure that your child’s tooth eruption and loss is normal.
Permanent teeth do not begin to erupt until age 6 when their first molars begin to come in. It could also take as long as until age 12 for all primary teeth to fall out. Our pedodontist in Santa Ana at Children’s Dental Group is here to make sure that your child’s teeth are developing normally and healthily, making way for equally healthy permanent teeth.
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.
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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.
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2144 South Bristol Street
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At Children’s Dental Group, we believe that it is never too early to start your child on the path of premium oral health and hygiene. Some of the most common dental issues we see in the patients at our Santa Ana pediatric dental office are tooth decay and cavities. We want to inform you about how to prevent these dental issues with proper dental cleanings both in-office and at home for your child.
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Tooth decay and cavities are caused by a build-up of bacteria that is constantly reforming on the teeth. This bacteria is called plaque, and it sometimes can harden to form what is called tartar. The goal of all types of dental cleaning is to remove this tartar and plaque to keep your teeth clean and healthy. That is why dental cleaning should start at home for your child. As soon as your child has teeth, you should be instructing them on how to brush and floss properly in order to rid his or her teeth from bacteria. It is also necessary to visit our kid-friendly Santa Ana pediatric dental office with your child for regular dental cleanings by our professionals. Professional dental cleanings use specific techniques such as root scaling and planing, polishing, and debridement that can remove tartar and plaque that brushing your child’s teeth alone cannot. These routine cleanings also give the experts at Children’s Dental Group a chance to check up on your child’s oral health and to recommend any treatments if necessary.
To learn more about the myriad of services we provide at our Santa Ana pediatric dental office, we invite you browse through the Children’s Dental Group website and to get in touch with us if you have any specific questions or concerns. We pride ourselves on creating an environment that is comfortable and fun for kids, and that they love to visit. To schedule your child’s next dental cleaning, you may either call our Santa Ana pediatric dental office directly or send us a message online. We hope to see you and your family soon for dental cleanings and more at Children’s Dental Group.
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2144 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704