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Advanced Pediatric Dentistry
When it comes to taking care of your child’s smile, you can rely on a pediatric dentist. Advanced pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health of children, which in turn has a strong link with their overall health. Its scope includes comprehensive examinations, preventive services, restorative procedures, cosmetic procedures, early orthodontics, and more.
It is recommended that children have their dental checkups as soon as their first tooth erupts. Thereafter it is imperative that the child undergoes a comprehensive dental exam regularly that offers a complete diagnosis and a comprehensive treatment plan. With the gentle care offered by a pediatric dentist, visiting the dental office is a stress-free experience.
The child is also required to practice healthy oral hygiene, a fact that is made easier if the child has a positive association with the dentist. Pediatric dentistry thus works towards making dental procedures comfortable for the child and gifting them healthy, happy smiles! It is important to remember that children aren’t just small adults. Pediatric dentists therefore examine and treat children with specially designed equipment and in a manner that makes children comfortable.
Types of pediatric dentistry services
1. Preventive Pediatric Dentistry
The best way to keep children’s teeth healthy & strong is through preventive dental services. Besides offering the following preventive treatments, we make it a priority to educate parents and children on proper oral hygiene practices to follow:
- Regular Dental Exams
- Dental Cleanings
- Dental X-Rays
- Fluoride Treatments
- Tooth Sealants
2. Restorative Pediatric Dentistry
Our restorative services include:
3. Advanced Pediatric Dentistry
We also offer advanced dental services that include but are not limited to:
- Athletic Dental Mouth Guards
- Space Maintainers
- Sedation Dentistry, and more.
Why choose Dental Oasis, Family Dentistry for pediatric dentistry in Pleasanton?
Our team of qualified and experienced pediatric dentists ensure that they gift children not only healthy teeth & gums but also healthy dental habits.
As a busy professional herself, Dr. Sharda Patel understands and treat every patient with their unique needs. High quality service, fast yet comprehensive service, flexible scheduling, and your personal comfort are her main areas of focus! Long lasting patient relationships are the rewards of the Dental Oasis Family Dentistry.
Pediatric Dentistry FAQs
1. Who is a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist is focused on the oral health of children right from infancy through their teen years. They have the necessary qualifications and experience to care for the oral health of children, through different stages.
2. When should my child start seeing a pediatric dentist?
It is recommended that the first visit to the pediatric dentist be made when the child is 1 year of age. A pediatric dentist will evaluate the child’s teeth & gums and discuss their diet as well as oral health routine with you.
3. My child grinds their teeth. Is this normal?
Yes, it is a common occurrence and is medically known as Bruxism. Typically, no treatment may be necessary for it, however, the dentist may in some cases recommend the use of nightguards.
4. How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
Typically, a check-up is recommended every six months so that cavities and other dental problems can be avoided or addressed early. However, your pediatric dentist will be in the best position to advise your child’s oral health.
5. When should we begin using toothpaste and how much should we use?
The sooner you begin, the better it is. You could use tiny smears of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth when they erupt. Once the child is 3, you could increase the amount of toothpaste and assist the child in brushing their teeth. Make sure, however, that the child does not swallow the excess toothpaste after brushing.
6. What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?
First things first- do remain calm. Look for the tooth. Hold it by the crown and try to reinsert it in the socket. Alternately save the tooth in a glass of milk and immediately see a pediatric dentist.
7. How can parents help to prevent tooth decay?
Ensure that your child has periodic dental check-ups. Also, you need to make sure that the child follows a brushing, flossing routine as recommended by the dentist. Besides, ensure that the child eats a balanced diet.
8. How safe are dental x-rays?
A professional dentist will ensure the use of lead aprons and high-speed film that ensures that the radiation received is extremely small.
9. My child plays sports. How should I protect my child's teeth?
A mouth guard is your answer. They fit the mouth comfortably and protect the child from sports-related injuries. Ensure that you opt for a custom-fitted mouth guard recommended by your dentist.
10. If my child gets a cavity in a baby tooth, should it still be filled?
Neglecting baby teeth can lead to a wide range of problems such as pain, infection, and more. In fact, the infection from baby teeth can spread & cause decay on the permanent teeth. It is therefore important that baby teeth are given proper care.
11. How often should I brush my child’s teeth?
It is best to wipe the baby’s gum & teeth with a damp washcloth after each feed. Older children should brush their teeth at least twice a day.
12. Why is fluoride recommended?
Fluoride helps teeth remain strong and healthy. It is especially important that an adequate amount of fluoride be used until the age of 16 for development of the enamel.
13. Could you lead me to some resources that offer more information on oral care for my child?
Sure. These resources will be helpful:
14. How can I reach you for a Pediatric Dentistry procedure?
You can call us at 925-846-4491 and our customer support team will immediately help to schedule your appointment.
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Whether you want to schedule that first dental appointment for your child or want a consultation for a restorative procedure, call 925-846-4491 and schedule your appointment now.
We look forward to caring for your smile!
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