Oral health is of paramount importance in child’s healthy growth. Children commonly get their first teeth by the time they are one year old. Oral care should ideally start right from this time. A children’s dentist carefully examines teeth and gums of children and takes steps to ensure that they are protected from dental infection. The art of treating children requires special skills. A child’s experience of dental care can have long-term influence on how comfortable he/she is during routine dental visits as they grow up. At Montclair Dental Office, we have an experienced children’s dentist to take care of the needs of the child. If you want to take your child for the first dental visit or if you are looking for a pediatric dentist in Montclair, CA, make an appointment with Dr. Faustino Zuniga.
During the first dental visit our children’s dentist spends time to make the child feel comfortable. The dentist does not proceed with the examination if the child shows signs of anxiety. However, during this visit important tips are provided to parents on how to take care of child’s oral hygiene. There are certain practices, such as leaving the bottle of milk in the child’s mouth when he/she is asleep, that can lead to tooth decay. Our children’s dentist alarms parents about such practices and makes sure that parents are well aware of do’s and don’ts.
Children’s dentists are generally more concerned about tooth decay. Immediate steps are taken to remove infected part of the tooth and appropriate dental sealants are used to restore teeth. Dental sealants are made of plastic. The treatment does not take long and it helps in preventing tooth decay from reoccurring.
In the unfortunate event of tooth loss from decay or trauma, children’s dentist takes steps to ensure proper growth of permanent teeth. Space retainers are used for this purpose. Children’s dentist also make sure to recommend orthodontic treatments if necessary. This ensures that the child gets a healthy and beautiful smile as she grows up.