Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentist in Anaheim

Let us take care of your child’s smile

Here at First Dental Care, we provide a warm and friendly environment to make sure your child is safe and comfortable while in our care. Our dentists are highly trained and experienced in treating kids. They provide gentle care to all of their little (and not so little) patients. After each procedure, your child’s dentist will give you tips and instructions on how to care for your child’s teeth at home. Call our office at (714) 527-5656 if you’re looking for a friendly and trusted children’s dentist in Anahem!

Your child’s first visit to the dentist

The first dental visit is recommended at 6 to 12 months of age, or after several baby teeth have erupted. It is usually short (30-45 mins) and is a way for our dentist to get to know your child. This visit also gives your child a chance to meet the dentist in a non-threatening and friendly way. During the exam, the dentist will gently check your child’s teeth and gums. The dentist may also clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride to protect the teeth against decay.

Questions about your child’s oral health are encouraged. Our team of dentists will answer questions you may have about your kid’s oral health and give you tips on how to properly care for your child’s teeth at home.

How to prepare your child for his/her dental appointment

Your child’s first trip to the dentist shouldn’t be scary or stressful. Help ease your child’s worries by reading books or watching TV shows about going to the dentist. Doing so lets your kid visualize what the visit will be like. If you are still worried that your child will freak out, come prepared with toys, stickers, or a favorite blanket to distract your child. We see a lot of little patients at our clinic, so we know what to do in case your little one has a meltdown during the appointment.

Caring for your child’s teeth in between dental visits

It’s important to teach your kids good dental habits at an early age. By doing this, you can protect your child’s teeth from decay and maintain good oral health. Here are some tips on how to take care of your child’s teeth and gums:

  • Clean your baby’s gums with a clean, damp cloth before the first tooth erupts.
  • Brush teeth using a small soft-bristled brush and use a training toothpaste for kids under 2. You can start introducing fluoride toothpaste when your child turns 2, once he/she is old enough to spit out the toothpaste after brushing.
  • Protect your baby’s teeth from baby bottle decay. Do not give your baby milk at bedtime.
  • Help your child brush his/her own teeth until the age of 6.
  • Avoid food and treats that increase tooth decay such as candies and sweetened juice.

 

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