A pediatric dentist is a dentist who specializes in treating children’s teeth, gums, and mouth. They focus on oral health for children from infancy to the teenage years. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to treat the unique needs of children, including children with special health needs.
Children should see our dentist at Signature Dental Care for the first time by the time they are aged one year old or within six months of their first tooth coming in. This early visit allows your child to become familiar with the dental office environment while allowing the dentist to monitor the development of their teeth and jaws. The dentist can also educate parents on proper oral hygiene techniques for their children.
The Benefits of Early Visits
When your child’s teeth first erupt, it’s an exciting time! However, it’s also essential for your child’s oral health. Your child’s first teeth — often called primary or baby teeth — are just as important as their permanent adult teeth. These teeth help guide the eruption of their permanent teeth and set the foundation for a healthy smile. That’s why it’s so important to take your child to the dentist early.
During your first visit, our dentist in Temecula, CA, will check your child’s mouth for signs of decay and other problems. We’ll also examine their teeth, gums, jaw, bite, and oral tissues. This will help us identify any problems early on so we can treat them before they develop into more severe issues.
Our pediatric dentist will also teach you and your child about proper oral hygiene habits. This includes how to brush and floss properly and the importance of a healthy diet and regular dental care. Finally, regular visits to our office will help build a positive relationship with our dentist and team. This will help your child feel more comfortable and confident at the dentist’s office.
What Services Fall Under Pediatric Dentistry?
Preventive services form the foundation of pediatric dentistry. This includes routine dental checkups, cleanings, and dental exams to monitor oral health, identify issues early, and provide oral hygiene guidance to parents and children. Preventive measures such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants are also commonly recommended to protect against cavities.
Early Dental Care
Pediatric dentists in Temecula, CA, provide early dental care for infants as young as six months. This care involves oral hygiene guidance for parents, addressing teething issues and assessing early cavity risk. The focus is ensuring children start their oral health journey on the right foot.
Emergency Dental Care
Accidents can happen, leading to dental injuries. Pediatric dentists are equipped to handle dental emergencies, including injuries to the teeth or mouth, providing immediate care and guidance in critical situations.
Your child's oral health is vital to their overall well-being, and our pediatric dentists are here to provide specialized, gentle, and age-appropriate care. Get in touch with Signature Dental Care at 44274 George Cushman Ct, Suite 108, Temecula, CA 92592, or call (951) 303-2803 to book an appointment and give your child the gift of a confident and radiant smile. If you’re in the Murrieta area, you can visit the Signature Dental Care office at 25405 Hancock Ave. #205, Murrieta, CA 92562, or call (951) 461-4335.