Pediatric Dental Care In Folsom, CA
Free Peek-A-Boo Visits For Children Under 3Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimatize to the dental environment and become comfortable with their oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to place value on oral care and establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime. The first dental visit is different for each child depending on the age and overall oral health of the patient.
We offer a complimentary visit called “peek-a-boo.” This is an informative visit in which we will discuss:
- Oral hygiene
- Tooth eruption patterns
- Early childhood cavities
- Injury/trauma prevention
- oral habits (pacifier, thumb and finger sucking)
1st Tooth 1st Birthday campaign by SDDS is a program that we actively participate in and use to educate parents of the importance of dental visits for the child’s first year birthday.
Did you know… that despite recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to see a dentist for the first time by age one, the majority of children in the U.S. do not have a first dental appointment until long after age two? Unfortunately, waiting has its consequences. As children get older, their risk for tooth decay increases – something that is more easily prevented with early oral care
Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimatize to the dental environment and become comfortable with their oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to place value on oral care and establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime. The first dental visit is different for each child depending on the age and overall oral health of the patient.
Pediatric Dental Sealants
Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.
To place a sealant an adhesive is first applied to the teeth. The sealant is then placed over the adhesive as a liquid as if it is painted right onto the tooth. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants last for about 10 years and can be reapplied if necessary.
Pediatric Dental Hygiene In Folsom, CA
While at our office in a super-fun environment, we make sure that your child receives the highest level of care and ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality. To ensure that your child maintains great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into their personal oral hygiene routine. We can help your child establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep their teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about their current hygiene plan, please ask us.