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Child Dentistry in Burbank, CA
YOUR CHILD’S FIRST VISIT
Pediatricians recommend that all kids must have a dental checkup by their first birthday. Following that, our pediatric dentists will recommend a checkup every 6 months to keep a close eye on their oral development and health. Once they get more comfortable with us we will take pictures(X-rays) and clean their teeth for the best dental health.
We will investigate your child’s teeth and gums with care. X-rays may be taken to detect disintegration and monitor the development of your child’s permanent teeth beneath the gums. We will disinfect your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help prevent tooth decay. We will ensure that your child is getting enough fluoride at home as well. We will also discuss with you how to clean and take better care of your child’s oral cavity.
WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY CHILD ABOUT THE FIRST DENTAL VISIT?
Taking your children to the dental office at a young age is the best way to encourage your child to look forward to dental visits. Begin with a tour of the dental office to prepare them with the sights, noises, and smells of the dental experience.
HERE ARE SOME "FIRST VISIT" TIPS:
DURING YOUR FIRST VISIT THE DENTIST WILL:
WHAT ABOUT PREVENTATIVE CARE?
Preventive dental care, as the name implies, is the act of caring for one’s teeth to keep them healthy and strong. Routine preventive dental care can encourage children in avoiding cavities, gingivitis, gum infections, wear and tear of the enamel, insufficient space, and other dental problems. We provide several dental care services. Dental Prophylaxis is the clinical term for a “professional dental cleaning.” It is the process of removing plaque, stains, and calculus from the teeth’ surface. We recommend that you bring your child to us twice a year for dental prophylaxis.
Cavities are most often caused by a sugary diet and a lack of brushing. Surely, reducing your sugar consumption and brushing your teeth on a regular basis can help. The more time your child takes to chew the food, the longer the remnants remain on their teeth. This increases their chances of cavity formation.
When someone eats, an acid reaction takes place in their mouth as the microbes digest the sugars. This reaction lasts for about 20 minutes. During this time the acid can destroy the tooth structure ultimately leading to dental cavities.
The consistency of a person’s saliva also matters; thinner saliva dissolves and washes away food faster. When a person consumes a high-carbohydrate, high-sugar diet, their saliva thickens, allowing more of the acid-producing bacteria that cause cavities to grow.
TIPS FOR CAVITY PREVENTION
Baby teeth are important because they not only provide space for permanent teeth, but also help with chewing, biting speech, and appearance. Hence, it is essential to maintain a good diet and regular hygiene.