Pasadena pediatric dental office
Whatever you do, make sure not to dawdle on your child’s dental duties. Part of that responsibility is taken care of right from the comfort of home. Day in, day out. That covers roughly 50% of efforts. And the other half? For that, they’ll need from a proper dentist. For a comfortable, painless experience, don’t hesitate to bring your kid to Children’s Dental Group. Go ahead and feel free to swing by our Pasadena pediatric dental office.
Confused at the moment—we totally understand. After all, the average person doesn’t know why getting a professional cleaning is so important, especially if they’re already taking care of business at home. But it all comes down to this: what’s done at home(regarding brushing and flossing) is a great effort, but it covers around 50% of what you actually need to maintain that beautiful smile. See, food particles are sneaky enough to sometimes dodge your toothbrush and floss, sneaking off into the deepest, tightest spaces between teeth. These particles eventually harden into plaque and tartar. Neither of which you want sticking around for long. That’s because they are magnets of bacteria, which is toxic to teeth and gums. Its presence irritates gums, inevitably causing the surging of gum disease. Advanced stages of this disease cause dental bone loss which, over time, destabilizes teeth and increasing the odds of them falling out. Take a deep breath…it sounds scary, but it really doesn’t have to be. Bring your kiddo to Children’s Dental Group and visit our Pasadena pediatric dental office.
Don’t you worry. Getting setup is incredibly easy. We at Children’s Dental Group will promptly help you get all set. And then? You’ll only be a hop and a skip away from checking out our Pasadena pediatric dental office. Couldn’t be easier.
Eagle Rock braces
Braces for kids and teens are common. When children have misaligned teeth, it’s important to make sure that a dentist looks at their teeth and provides them with interceptive orthodontics if needed before they get to their teenage years, when Eagle Rock braces are usually put on. Most kids get their braces on by the age of 12. They must wait until the jaw has stopped growing.
Invisalign for teens is a great way to straighten teeth using clear plastic aligners, without the unsightly hardware of traditional braces. Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners gently straighten teeth over time and can be removed for brushing and flossing, and for special occasions such as graduations and parties, although we recommend wearing them daily for best results. Our Eagle Rock braces are affordable and accessible, and we’ll work with your family so that you can provide your children with the orthodontics and dental care they need.
Besides Eagle Rock braces, we also recommend younger children get dental sealants. Dental sealants are placed on the back teeth most commonly, where food and debris can get caught up in the teeth, causing tooth decay and cavities. We recommend having sealants done at a young age because the sealant acts as a type of barrier to plaque and food debris that can harm teeth. We also recommend having your children come in for an annual cleaning. Annual cleanings are important because they are a better way for us to get deeper into the pockets between the gum and tooth and remove food, plaque and bacteria. We use special tools to make sure all plaque, tartar, and food debris are fully removed. Without proper cleaning, teeth can suffer from plaque buildup and eventually cavities and gum disease can set in. If they are not treated, it can result in tooth loss and damage to the structure.
Children’s dental Eagle Rock
Tooth eruption happens when a child is about 6 months old and the first teeth erupt, usually the bottom front teeth. Teeth begin filling in and growing in pairs on each side of the upper and lower jaw. By the time children are 2 to 3 years old, all 20 teeth have grown in. At Children’s Dental Group, our children’s dental Eagle Rock office can begin treating your child’s teeth after they grow in.
By the time children are 2 to 3, their primary teeth are all grown in. Our Children’s dental Eagle Rock office finds that every 6 months about 4 teeth erupt in children. During this stage the mouth may be sore. Lower teeth usually erupt before the upper ones do, and girls usually have teeth erupt before boys do. After age 4, as children’s facial bones begin to grow, it creates spaces between the teeth. This process is natural and provides enough space so that the child’s permanent teeth can grow in.
When children are older, wisdom teeth grow in. Wisdom teeth are generally the last teeth to grow in and usually crowd the mouth once they erupt. If they become impacted, it can be a problem. It causes pain and swelling and the teeth have to be removed. Our children’s dental Eagle Rock office will remove the wisdom teeth in a short procedure so that patients can be more comfortable. Wisdom teeth usually erupt by the time the child is an adult and around the age of 20. Our dentist may be able to predict if the teeth are growing in crooked, and may remove them early before they cause problems. Crooked wisdom teeth can crowd the mouth and cause the surrounding teeth to be pushed out of place. This causes a misalignment and braces and expensive orthodontics may be required later on.
If your child needs to have a space maintainer, you should bring him or her to see one of our expert pediatric dentists at Children’s Dental Group. Our dentist 90041 will be able to provide your child with a space maintainer which will help to ensure that his or her permanent tooth comes in in just the right location.
There are several different types of space maintainers that can be provided for your child. Space maintainers can be fixed or removable. If a child loses a tooth early, or needs to have a baby tooth extracted due to dental decay, they may need to get a space maintainer. A space maintainer is an orthodontic appliance that is custom-made by our dentist or orthodontist. It is generally made of acrylic or metal. The purpose of the space maintainer is to keep the space open so that the permanent tooth will be able to erupt in the proper place in your child’s mouth. Baby teeth play very important roles in helping to guide permanent teeth into position, so if baby teeth are lost prematurely, a space maintainer can be extremely helpful. Without a space maintainer, other teeth can move into the open space in your child’s mouth, and your child may need to have orthodontic treatment as a result. However, your child does not need to get a space maintain each time a baby tooth is lost. Our dentist will let you know if there is any need for your child to get a space maintainer. If a space maintainer is needed, our dentist will determine whether your child needs a removable or fixed space maintainer. Our dentist 90041 will also review with you and your child the best ways to clean the space maintainer so that the gum tissue remains healthy and plaque free. Once your child gets a space maintainer, they should be seen by our dentist on a regular basis to monitor the progress of the treatment, and for dental cleanings.
For an appointment for your child to see our dentist 90041, contact us today.