Taking Kids to the Dentist

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Taking kids to the dentist regularly is just as important as taking them for regular pediatrician visits. Your child’s baby teeth are critical to their good dental and overall health, and they act as placeholders for the secondary teeth that will soon be making their appearance. Our LA dentist offers kid-friendly dental care that can help your child establish good dental hygiene habits right from the start.

Children should have their first dental visit when their first teeth begin to erupt and no later than twelve months. These primary teeth help your baby learn to chew food and speak clearly. Keeping them healthy requires the same good dental habits required for adult teeth. We offer dental education for children of all ages and provide a wide range of preventive and restorative pediatric dental treatments, including checkups, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, fillings, and dental crowns.

Most kids need to visit the dentist about every six months just like adults. However, some kids may need to visit more frequently based on their personal oral health needs. Call our office today to learn more about pediatric dentistry or to schedule your child’s appointment with our kids dentist in Los Angeles.

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Importance of Dental Treatments for Children

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Teaching your kids good dental hygiene habits can be one of the most important things you do for them. Children who have good brushing and flossing habits are less likely to suffer from dental health problems that are linked to plaque and bacteria, such as tooth decay and gum disease. They are also more likely to retain those habits for a lifetime. Our North Hollywood dentist recommends that children have their first dental appointment by the time their first tooth erupts so that they can get to know us and feel more comfortable with every visit.

About half of children between four and five are already suffering from tooth decay. Untreated dental disease can lead to poor school performance, problems sleeping and chronic pain. In fact, dental disease is responsible for more than 50 million lost school hours every year. Twice-yearly dental checkups can help catch early signs of these problems so that children can get the treatment they need before the condition worsens. We can also make recommendations about your child’s dental hygiene habits that can help them keep their teeth cleaner and healthier.

Contact our pediatric dentistry office today to learn more or to schedule your child’s next appointment.