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Pasadena Pedodontist

Pasadena Pedodontist

As a parent, there is no greater pride and joy for you than your child’s firsts. However, some of these firsts are not just joyous moments for you and your child, but are important aspects to your child’s overall health. Just as children need regular appointments for dietary check-ups and regular vaccinations, your son or daughter also needs to be seen for their first dental appointment the moment their first tooth can be seen in their growing smile. For experienced experts in the specialized care of young smiles, be sure to book your child’s first dental appointment with your local Pasadena pedodontist at the offices of the Children’s Dental Group.

Children's Dental Checkup Pasadena

Children’s Dental Checkup Pasadena

The first step to getting your child ready for their very first visit to their trusted Pasadena pedodontist is by properly tending to their oral health care right from the very start. Care for your child’s smile begins even sooner than many of us may realize. Parents can begin care for their baby’s smile by cleaning their sensitive and growing gum lines with a wet wash cloth or a damp piece of gauze after every feeding. In doing so moms and dads can work to insure that their child’s gums are free from plaque and tartar that can spread decay and damage gum lines before teeth have even begun to grow.

When a child reaches about six months of age, the period of a child’s life where most infants will begin to grown their first teeth, it is time to book their first appointment with your professional Pasadena pedodontist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff recommend that parents bring infants in as early as possible, as children are often more cooperative and easy to work with first thing in the morning. Pediatric dental check-ups can insure that your child has no genetic problems that could make life difficult for them, as well as provide exacting and professional knowledge on to parents for a dental health routine that will truly work to keep children’s smiles healthy.

Children should be visiting their local Pasadena pedodontist at least every six months after their first dental appointment for regular cleanings, check-ups, and fluoride rinses to care for their young smiles. Fluoride is the only mineral known today that can actually strengthen teeth against decay, but too much can be harmful, so it is important for parents to avoid the use of at-home fluoride treatments until you are personally approved by our team at the Children’s Dental Group to do so. At the Children’s Dental Group our uniquely kid friendly offices are the perfect place for kids of all ages to receive the care and education they need to insure healthy smiles throughout their lives.

Fluoride Treatments Pasadena
2700 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
323-987-2175

Children’s Dentist in Pasadena

Children’s Dentist in Pasadena

When it comes to our children, we want their development to be smooth and monitored correctly. Our Pasadena children’s dentist wants this as well and at Children’s Dental Group we make it our goal to meet all the special needs of your children. In addition to pediatric specialists and general dentists, we also have orthodontists on staff who meet the needs of your child’s tooth development in a warm and welcoming environment.

Pasadena Kid's Dental Care

Pasadena Kid’s Dental Care

Our Pasadena children’s dentist knows that baby teeth aren’t just for chewing. Each baby tooth also acts as a guide for the eruption of the permanent tooth that replaces it. When a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth loses its guide and can drift or erupt into the wrong position in your child’s mouth. Neighboring teeth may also tilt or move into the space which means that there may not be enough space for the permanent tooth to come in properly. Baby teeth can be lost too early for many reasons, including being knocked out in a fall or accident, needing to be extracted due to severe decay that causes infection, missing at birth, or some diseases or conditions that lead to early tooth loss.

If a baby, or primary tooth, is lost before the permanent tooth is ready to come in, a space maintainer is used to keep the space open until the permanent tooth comes in. A space maintainer is custom-made of stainless steel or plastic, sometimes both, and can be removable. Our Pasadena children’s dentist will cement some space maintainers onto the teeth on either side of the space in your child’s mouth and this is called a fixed space maintainer. A removable space maintainer looks like a regular retainer. It uses plastic blocks or artificial teeth to fill in the space, or spaces, that need to stay open. Removable space maintainers work well in older children who are more reliable when it comes to following directions regarding caring for the appliance. The space maintainer may feel strange at first but after a few days, your child will most likely forget about it. Our Pasadena children’s dentist at Children’s Dental Group will take X-rays regularly to follow your child’s progress and when the incoming permanent tooth is ready to erupt, the space maintainer is removed.

Space Maintainers Pasadena
2700 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
323-987-2175